Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announces that Eugene Kaspersky, Founder and CEO of the company, will deliver an exclusive keynote address at the 3rd Annual Billington Cybersecurity Summit scheduled for the 27th of September at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
Eugene’s keynote address, Securing Critical Infrastructure Post Flame and Stuxnet, will be his first keynote speaking engagement in the United States since the Flame discovery. Flame is a highly sophisticated attack toolkit said to be 20 times the size of Stuxnet. In his address, Eugene will speak to the significance of Flame and the latest, emerging threats in cyberspace. His insights will focus in on the latest advanced persistent threats that seek to undermine critical energy, finance, telecommunication, and government cyber network infrastructures worldwide, and what company IT professionals can proactively do to prepare for the potential onslaught.
According to Eugene Kaspersky, “Unlike with conventional weapons, the more developed countries are actually the most vulnerable to cyber-warfare and cyber-terrorism, and the only way to mitigate this threat lies through international collaboration. Cyber warfare has been one of the most serious concerns for IT security professionals for several years now, especially after the discovery of Stuxnet and Duqu. Flame raises these concerns even higher, proving that cyber weapons can be used against any country, further demonstrating the need for increased global cooperation.”
Eugene will join a growing and highly distinguished lineup of confirmed speakers including John C. (Chris) Inglis, Deputy Director, National Security Agency; General Michael Hayden (Ret.), Former Director of the CIA and NSA and Principal of the Chertoff Group, and more than 20 other top-level cybersecurity insiders.
Thomas K. Billington, CEO of Billington CyberSecurity, said of Kaspersky’s appearance, “We are honored that Eugene Kaspersky has chosen our 3rd Annual Cybersecurity Summit to deliver this exclusive address to a U.S. audience. The discovery of the Flame virus, following the identification of Stuxnet and Duqu, underscores the theme we selected for this year’s summit – enhancing the security of critical infrastructure. He serves as the perfect complement to the distinguished cyber experts we’ve already recruited for this forum.”