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Cybersecurity visionary Eugene Kaspersky announced for CeBIT 2017

November 18, 2016 Exhibitions No Comments Email Email

Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO of global security vendor Kaspersky Lab, and world-leading cybersecurity expert will present at CeBIT Australia, 23 – 25 May 2017, the first of six keynote speakers to be announced.

Mr Kaspersky co-founded Kaspersky Lab in 1997, an entity which today has one of the most comprehensive antivirus databases in the world, protecting systems from more than 100 million malicious programs and defending organisations from over 300,000 cyber-attacks globally each day.


Recognised as one of the world’s foremost authorities on cyber security, Mr Kaspersky is coming from Russia to visit Australia to speak at CeBIT, the largest business technology event in the Asia-Pacific region.

Commenting on his upcoming presentation, Mr Kaspersky said: “With cybersecurity one of the primary threats to businesses in the 21st century, I’m thrilled to be able to share my insights on the current and future state of cybersecurity at CeBIT Australia in 2017.

“Cyberthreats to business, government and individuals continue to evolve, and it’s imperative Australian businesses are prepared in the face of the growing threat of cybercrime. As digital hyper-connectivity continues to grow and usher the Internet of Things into the mainstream, it’s important organisations are equipped for all possible scenarios.”

CERT Australia reported in 2015-16, the national computer emergency response team responded to 14,804 cybersecurity incidents involving Australian businesses, including 408 that targeted critical infrastructure systems of national importance. Mr Kaspersky will provide insight into the future trends of cybercrime and how businesses can protect themselves.

With the Australian Government recently releasing the long awaited Cyber Security Strategy in April 2016, which provided strong direction and legislation together with $254 million in funding to improve defences of government, industry and individuals; this is an extremely hot topic for both the public and private sector.

Over three days, CeBIT Australia will offer opportunities to hear from the world’s elite, and the ability to connect with thousands of visitors from Australia’s top companies as well as over 350 exhibitors and 100 disruptive start-up innovators.

CeBIT Australia, 23 – 25 May 2017 will be held for the first time at the International Convention Centre Sydney, Darling Harbour.

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