Co-Founder and CEO of Kaspersky Lab Achieves Highest Accolade at SC Awards Europe 2010
Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, is proud to announce that its co-founder and CEO, Eugene Kaspersky, has been recognised as CEO of the Year. The accolade was presented at the prestigious SC Awards Europe 2010 in London.
Eugene Kaspersky was honoured to accept the award and received applause from hundreds of IT security professionals gathered at the ceremony, that was hosted by the UK publication, SC Magazine, at the Wyndham Grand London in Chelsea Harbour.
The SC Awards Europe 2010 is a highlight of the IT security calendar and rewards commitment and excellence demonstrated in the industry throughout the year.
Commenting on the award, Eugene Kaspersky states: “I am truly honoured to have the hard work and significant progress made by our team around the world recognised here in London. Kaspersky Lab’s continued success is built on hard work and determination to make the world a more secure place. It is my priviledge to lead them.”
The CEO of the Year award is the latest accolade that Eugene Kaspersky has received in the past twelve months, acknowledging the growth of Kaspersky Lab since its launch thirteen years ago. Today, Kaspersky Lab is one of the world’s top four IT security software vendors for endpoint users. A team of 1700 work tirelessly in 100 countries to protect more than 300 million IT users around the world.
On 28th April 2010 in London, Eugene Kaspersky was inducted into the Infosecurity Europe 2010 Hall of Fame, in recognition of his contribution to the advancement of the IT security industry during more than twenty years. He was joined by Merlin, Lord Erroll; Stephen Bonner, Managing Director Information Risk Management, Barclays and Edward Gibson, Director – Forensics Technology Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Eugene Kaspersky graduated from the Institute of Cryptography, Telecommunications and Computer Science. He began his research of computer viruses in 1989 after the Cascade virus was detected on his computer. From 1991 to 1997 Eugene worked at KAMI Information Technologies Center where he developed the AVP antivirus project together with a group of associates (AVP was renamed Kaspersky Anti-Virus in November 2000). Eugene Kaspersky co-founded Kaspersky Lab in 1997, and was appointed CEO of the Company in 2007. Today, Eugene Kaspersky is one of the world’s leading antivirus experts with 20 years of experience in the field of information security. He regularly speaks at seminars and conferences all over the world, and is the author of a number of articles and reviews covering topics related to computer virology. In 2009 he received the State Prize of the Russian Federation for Science and Technology and National Friendship Award of China.