Kaspersky Lab today announces that Eugene Kaspersky, the company’s chairman and CEO, will be speaking at the 82nd INTERPOL General Assembly this week. The annual gathering of INTERPOL’s supreme governing body, bringing together representatives from all member countries, will be held in Cartagena, Colombia, on October 21-24, 2013.
Eugene’s presentation will address a wide range of problems in connection with cyber crime, including how international cooperations can help toward tackling it. His speech will start on October 21 at 14:30 local time (GMT -5 hours). During the summit, Eugene will be comparing notes with INTERPOL’s leaders and meeting top law enforcers from all around the world.
Earlier this year, Kaspersky Lab agreed to work closely with the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) and join forces in fighting international cyber threats. The company will be sharing its cyber security expertise with the IGCI, which will be fully operational from next year.
Commenting on his participation in INTERPOL’s General Assembly meeting in Colombia, Eugene Kaspersky said: “Global cooperation in fighting and preventing cybercrime is essential if we want to have a safer world tomorrow. Cyber threats are growing both in number and sophistication, so it’s of vital importance for the whole world to be prepared for targeted attacks from criminals, hacktivists and even terrorists. Not long ago, things like terror cyber attacks on critical infrastructure were unthinkable; now we believe they represent a tangible threat.”
Eugene also commented on Kaspersky Lab’s strong ties with INTERPOL: “I think that this partnership with INTERPOL will help us in moving a step closer to a more secure world, and I’m proud to be a part of this initiative. We strongly believe that such a public-private project brings significant benefits for the whole global community. Kaspersky Lab would welcome other security vendors – including our direct competitors – to join in, as together we can make a bigger difference, better protect the world, and more effectively fight back against the bad guys.”
INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 190 member countries. Its role is to enable police around the world to work together to make the world a safer place. Its hi-tech infrastructure of technical and operational support helps meet the growing challenges of fighting crime in the 21st century.
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.co.uk.
* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2011. The rating was published in the IDC report "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2012–2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares (IDC #235930, July 2012). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2011.