|Born||Yevgeniy Valentinovich Kasperskiy
4 October 1965
|Occupation||CEO of Kaspersky Lab|
|Known for||Founder of Kaspersky Lab|
Eugene Kaspersky (Russian: Евгений Валентинович Касперский, Yevgeniy Valentinovich Kasperskiy; born 4 October 1965 in Novorossiysk, USSR) is a Russian specialist in the information security field. He has written articles on computer virology and speaks regularly at security seminars and conferences. In 1997, Kaspersky co-founded the Kaspersky Lab, a developer of secure content & threat management systems and the world's largest privately held vendor of software security products.
Kaspersky graduated from the Institute of Cryptography, Telecommunications and Computer Science, an institute co-sponsored by the Russian Ministry of Defence and the KGB in 1987. Kaspersky then worked at a multi-discipline scientific research institute until 1991. While there, the Cascade virus was detected on his computer, which increased Kaspersky's interest in information security and led to his studying the field of computer virology from 1989. Kaspersky joined the KAMI Information Technologies Center in 1991, where he and his associates developed the AVP anti-virus product. In 1997, he co-founded Kaspersky Lab, which was later run for a decade by his ex-wife Natalya Kaspersky. In November 2000, AVP was renamed 'Kaspersky Anti-Virus' after a dispute with a US partner. In 2007, Eugene was named the CEO of Kaspersky Lab. In 2009, Kaspersky was quoted as saying:
"Everyone should and must have an identification, or internet passport,... The internet was designed not for public use, but for American scientists and the US military. Then it was introduced to the public and it was wrong...to introduce it in the same way".
Personal life 
Awards and recognition 
On 12 June 2009, he received the Russian Federation National Award in Science and Technology from former President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev for major advances in modern information security systems. In the same year, he received the People's Republic of China Friendship Award.
At CeBIT 2012, world's largest computer expo, Kaspersky warned of the dangers of Cyberwar and called for worldwide action against growing security threats. He recently mentioned that Apple is at the point where Microsoft was 10–12 years ago security wise.
In July 2012, Wired published a controversial piece about Kaspersky Lab and Eugene Kaspersky’s alleged involvement in politics and very close ties with Russian law enforcement agencies. Eugene published a prompt response to the article in which he debunked some of its allegations, pointed out its factual errors and multiple omissions.
Eugene Kaspersky is also on the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) International Advisory Board 
See also 
- "Corrections and clarifications Kaspersky interview". London: The Guardian. 2008-02-13.
- Schofield, Jack (2008-01-31). "Technology interviews". London: The Guardian.
- "Management Team". Retrieved 2013-02-25.
- "Security boss calls for end to net anonymity". Register article. 2009-10-16.
- "Russian software tycoon Kaspersky's son 'missing'". BBC News (Interfax). 21 April 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
- "Russian police free software tycoon Kaspersky's son". BBC News (Interfax). 24 April 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
- "Russian National Awards 2008". Official site of the President of Russia. 12 June 2009. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
- Eugene Kaspersky receives National Friendship Award of China, 30 September 2009
- "Honorary degrees 2012". Plymouth University. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
- McCarthy, Jack (16 November 2012). "The Top 25 Innovators Of 2012". CRN. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
- Eugene Kaspersky: "Cyberwar is a real danger" (german), Netzwelt. Retrieved 8 March 2012.
- Shachtman, Noah (23 July 2012). "Russia’s Top Cyber Sleuth Foils US Spies, Helps Kremlin Pals". Wired. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
- Kaspersky, Eugene (25 July 2012). "What Wired Is Not Telling You – a Response to Noah Shachtman’s Article in Wired Magazine". Eugene Kaspersky’s Blog. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
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