Eugene Kaspersky tackles cyber-threats at Davos

Eugene Kaspersky, chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, will address the most pressing issues facing cybersecurity during a panel session at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Thomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia; Jean-Paul Laborde, executive director of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate; and Bradford L. Smith, Executive Vice-President of Microsoft Corporation, will also take part in the discussion, taking place on January 24.

The panel will consider how it is possible to balance security and privacy in the Internet age, how to build resilient cyber defences on a national level, and how international cooperation can bolster global cybersecurity generally.

Ahead of the meeting, Eugene Kaspersky said: “The importance of cybersecurity is growing in line with the growth of our reliance on computer networks and connected devices. WEF in Davos is an excellent opportunity for world leaders to address the most burning issues we face in cyberspace. I’ve been observing how year by year cyber threats and the ways to address them are gaining in importance on the agendas of the Davos Forums.”

Also at the World Economic Forum, Eugene Kaspersky will meet a number of top officials and business leaders from different countries. He said: “I can see how the protection of critical infrastructure from cyberattacks has become an important priority for world leaders. My company has investigated and tackled some of the most sophisticated cyberattacks in history, and this expertise is very much in demand today.”

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