Kaspersky Lab, the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions, is organizing its annual CyberSecurity Summit. This event, focusing on “The State of Enterprise IT Security” and what it means for businesses worldwide, will be held on April 15th, 2014 at The St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco, U.S.A.
Kaspersky Lab is bringing together leading experts in IT security from the corporate, government and IT management fields to share their insights with the assembled guests. The event will closely examine the day-to-day realities of businesses and governments struggling to protect their invaluable digital assets against a rising tide of advanced threats built for espionage and the disruption of daily operations, as well as a gathering storm of highly sophisticated attacks from well-financed threat-actors who target the lucrative financial systems that power today’s global economy. Whether these attacks are initiated by criminals seeking monetary profit or as an act of cyberwarfare, businesses around the world now find themselves targeted every day. The event will also provide expert perspectives on how threats to government-run critical infrastructure and privately-maintained financial services operations could have a profound effect on the global economy. Kaspersky Lab will also use this opportunity to reveal its vision of Enterprise Security after the panel sessions and presentations have been completed.
President and CEO, Bond & Associates
Phil Bond is one of America’s most honored technology policy experts and leader of the firm that bears his name. A former US Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology, his 25-plus year career in Washington has included numerous citations for his leadership roles in the Executive branch, on Capitol Hill, at major high technology companies, and most recently as the CEO of TechAmerica, the largest technology advocacy association in the US.
Bond joined the Administration from the private sector, where he served as Director of Federal Public Policy for the Hewlett-Packard Company, and previously as Senior Vice President for Government Affairs and Treasurer of the Information Technology Industry Council.
He is a graduate of Linfield College in Oregon.
President and CEO of Ridge Global
Tom Ridge is the president and CEO of Ridge Global. As the company’s chief executive, Ridge leads a team of international experts that help businesses and governments address a range of needs throughout their organizations, including security and infrastructure protection, emergency preparedness and response, energy, strategic growth, maritime management and other issues that encompass a diverse portfolio. He serves as co-founder of the strategic advisory firm, Ridge Schmidt Cyber, an executive services firm that helps leaders in business and government navigate the increasing demands of cybersecurity. And, he is a founding partner of the Ridge Policy Group, a full service government affairs firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and Harrisburg, PA.
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Kaspersky Lab
Eugene Kaspersky is a world-renowned cybersecurity expert and successful entrepreneur. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kaspersky Lab, the world’s largest privately-held vendor of endpoint protection and cybersecurity solutions.
Eugene began his career in cybersecurity accidentally when his computer became infected with the ‘Cascade’ virus in 1989. Eugene’s specialized education in cryptography helped him analyze the encrypted virus and understand its behavior and then develop a removal tool for it. After successfully removing the virus, Eugene’s curiosity and passion for computer technology drove him to start analyzing more malicious programs and developing disinfection modules for them. This exotic collection of anti-virus modules would eventually become the foundation for Kaspersky Lab’s antivirus database. Today the database is one of the most comprehensive and complete collections in cybersecurity, detecting and preventing systems from being infected by more than 100 million malicious programs.
Chief Security Officer, Facebook
Joe Sullivan is the Chief Security Officer at Facebook, where he leads the company’s information security, product security, investigations, and law enforcement relationship teams.
Joe also helps direct the efforts of a number of boards that promote Internet safety and security, including the National Cyber Security Alliance, the Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention and the Bay Area CSO Council, and serves on the trust advisory board of AirBnB.
Prior to joining Facebook in 2008, Joe spent 6 years working in a number of different security and legal roles at PayPal and eBay, including at different times, overseeing user safety policies, directing company relations with law enforcement, guiding eBay¹s regulatory compliance efforts, and managing PayPal’s North America legal team.
Before entering the private sector, Joe spent 8 years with the United States Department of Justice. As a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, he was a founding member of a unit dedicated to full time investigation and prosecution of technology-related crimes.
Chair, Kaspersky Lab International Advisory Board
Howard Schmidt serves as a partner in the strategic advisory firm, Ridge-Schmidt Cyber, an executive services firm that helps leaders in business and government navigate the increasing demands of cybersecurity. He serves in this position with Tom Ridge, the first secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. He also serves as executive director of The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode).
Howard A. Schmidt brings together talents in business, defense, intelligence, law enforcement, privacy, academia and international relations, gained from a distinguished career spanning 40 years.
He served as Special Assistant to the President and the Cybersecurity Coordinator for the federal government. In this role Mr. Schmidt was responsible for coordinating interagency cybersecurity policy development and implementation and for coordinating engagement with federal, state, local, international, and private sector cybersecurity partners.
In 2014, Howard Schmidt was appointed a Chair of a newly-formed Kaspersky Lab International Advisory Board.
Director of Homeland Security Programs & Strategy, The Boeing Company
Fred L. Schwien became Director of Homeland Security Programs & Strategy at The Boeing Company in May 2009 after a distinguished career in the military, and in State and Federal government. For Boeing, he directs the company’s relationship with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other Federal law enforcement agencies. Fred also provides Boeing with critical expertise and knowledge regarding all aspects of homeland security including immigration reform; border, maritime and aviation security; and cyber and supply chain security. Regarding cybersecurity, Fred worked closely with Boeing Commercial Airplanes and both DHS and TSA in helping establish a strong Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center. Prior to Boeing, Fred served as the Executive Secretary of DHS and Senior Advisor to Secretary Mike Chertoff from 2005 through the transition to the new Administration in 2009. He also served as Executive Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, as well as the Deputy Secretary of the Kansas Department of Commerce & Housing. Fred graduated from West Point in 1979 and served in various command and staff assignments in the United States, Korea, Europe, and Latin America before retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1999.
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Enterprise Risk Officer, Visa Inc.
Ellen Richey, who first joined Visa in 2007, serves as executive vice president, chief enterprise risk officer and chief legal officer.
Richey is responsible for the legal function as well as oversight of Visa’s compliance, audit and risk teams, including payment system risk, settlement risk and enterprise risk.
Prior to joining Visa, she worked at Washington Mutual Inc. as senior vice president of enterprise risk management and executive vice president of card services. Prior to that, she served as vice chairman of Providian Financial Corporation, where she had responsibility for the enterprise risk management, legal, corporate governance, corporate relations, compliance and audit functions. Earlier in her career, Richey was a partner in the San Francisco law firm Farella, Braun & Martel, where she specialized in corporate, real estate, and financial institution matters.
Richey received a B.A. in Linguistics and Far Eastern Languages from Harvard University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School, and served as a law clerk for Associate Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. of the United States Supreme Court.
Expert Consultant, McKinsey
Chris Rezek is an Expert Consultant with McKinsey & Company in Boston. Rezek co-leads McKinsey’s IT risk and cybersecurity practices globally, focused on financial services and technology firms. He drives the firm’s work on information technology risk management and cybersecurity maturity for enterprises, and IT risk and security technology market strategy for technology firms. He has a B.S. from MIT and an M.B.A. from Yale. Publications include Risk IT and Operations: Strengthening capabilities (co-author, McKinsey-IIF, June 2011) and Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing (co-editor, released by CSA, November 2011).
Senior Vice President of Enterprise Information Security Program Oversight and Strategy organization at Wells Fargo & Co.
Steve Adegbite is the Senior Vice President in charge of the Enterprise Information Security Program Oversight and Strategy organization at Wells Fargo & Co. Prior to joining Wells Fargo & Co., he was the Director, Cyber Security Strategies at Lockheed Martin Information Services and Global Services (IS&GS).
Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, he was the Chief Security Strategist for Adobe Systems Inc. and Senior Staff in Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing organization, Steve has also worked with Information Operations (IO) positions at the National Security Agency (NSA), the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), both as a government employee and as an associate consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, a strategy and technology consulting firm.
Principal Security Researcher, Americas, Global Research and Analysis Team
Kurt joined Kaspersky Lab in 2010 and is responsible for monitoring the malware landscape across the Americas and enhancing Kaspersky Lab technologies and solutions.
Prior to joining Kaspersky Lab, Kurt was VP of Behavioral Threat Research at Symantec – PC Tools ThreatFire. Originally joining ThreatFire as a start-up in 2005 as their sole researcher, he built up and led their research efforts through two successful acquisitions. Before Symantec, Kurt was Chief Threat Officer at Novatix and a Threat Analyst at SonicWALL. He is an active blogger and regularly presents on malware issues at international conferences and speaks to interested media.
Senior Director of Product Marketing, Kaspersky Lab
As Senior Director of Product Marketing, Kaspersky Lab, Peter Beardmore is responsible for all aspects of product marketing.
Prior to joining Kaspersky Lab in 2008, he was Senior Product Marketing Manager for Government Business at RSA, The Security Division of EMC. Peter began his career in the US Army, serving in capacities including Tank Platoon Leader and Communications Company Executive Officer. He later held a variety of sales, marketing, and business development positions at Cabletron Systems, Enterasys Networks, and Colubris Networks. He also ran an internet marketing firm for several years, focused exclusively on small business customers.
Analyst & CEO, Securosis
Rich has twenty years’ experience in information security, physical security, and risk management. He specializes in cloud security, data security, application security, emerging security technologies, and security management. He is also the principle course designer of the Cloud Security Alliance training class and actively works on developing hands-on cloud security techniques. Prior to founding Securosis, Rich was a Research Vice President at Gartner on the security team. Prior to his seven years at Gartner, Rich worked as an independent consultant, web application developer, software development manager at the University of Colorado, and systems and network administrator. Rich is the Security Editor of TidBITS and a frequent contributor to publications ranging from Information Security Magazine to Macworld. He is a frequent industry speaker at events including the RSA Security Conference, Black Hat, and DefCon, and has spoken on every continent except Antarctica.
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Kaspersky CyberSecurity Summit 2014 will be held at The St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco, U.S.A.
125 Third Street · San Francisco, CA 94103 · United States · Phone: 415.284.400
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Blog post, February 8, 2013
It’s been little more than a year since the release of the previous version of our corporate product (Endpoint Security 8), but we’ve already rolled out a new (need I say it – much improved) one. Yesterday, as per tradition in New York, we had our global launch of Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business (KESB) – a nifty bit of software kit in which all sorts of new stuff comes together – from a flock of new functionality to a new name and a new product line.
Press release, February 1, 2013
Kaspersky Lab announced its new flagship corporate security platform, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business, at the company’s Cyber-Security Summit “How Cyber-Warfare Impacts Corporate IT Security” in New York. The launch of this entirely new security platform is a significant milestone in the company’s ongoing growth in the global market for corporate IT security solutions.