Eugene Kaspersky Wins V3's Technology Hero of 2012 Award
ABINGDON, England, December 3, 2012
ABINGDON, England, December 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Kaspersky Lab's CEO and co-founder, Eugene Kaspersky, has been voted
Technology Hero of the Year in the third annual V3 technology awards. This is
considered a massive achievement due to the award being presented to no other
than the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs in 2011.
Voted for by V3 readers, this prestigious award recognises Eugene's huge
impact on the security industry over the past 15 years since Kaspersky Lab was
founded. From Flame to Madi, inspiring leader Eugene has been at the
fore-front of all of the company's ground-breaking malware discoveries and
offered his expert advice to businesses and consumers alike.
"Our malware discoveries are dedicated to making the online world a safer
place, so it's great to see the appreciation by winning this award", explains
Eugene Kaspersky. "Being recognised as Technology Hero of the Year is an
amazing achievement for not just myself, but Kaspersky Lab as a company due to
the time and commitment spent on fighting cybercrime both before it occurs and
Eugene fought off competition from the likes of Marco Ahtisaari, Head of
Design at Nokia and Simon Stanford, VP Telecommunications and Networks at
Samsung UK and Ireland, who were also shortlisted for the award.
Kaspersky Lab also scooped the highly sought after Best Mobile Management
Software award for its universal security solution, Kaspersky ONE. In this
category, the company went head to head with solutions from Research In Motion
and SAP. The company was also shortlisted for Best Business Security Provider
and Technology Innovator of the Year.
The award ceremony took place on Friday 30 ^th November at Le Meridien Hotel,
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About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world's largest privately held vendor of endpoint
protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world's top four vendors
of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its 15-year history
Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective
digital security solutions for consumers, SMBs and Enterprises. The company
currently operates in almost 200 countries across the globe, providing
protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at
http://www.kaspersky.co.uk . For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware,
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* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security
Revenue by Vendor, 2010. The rating was published in the IDC report Worldwide
IT Security Products 2011-2015 Forecast and 2010 Vendor Shares - December
2011. The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of
endpoint security solutions in 2010.
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