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Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Kapersky Lab Founder and CEO Eugene Kaspersky discusses cyber security on Bloomberg Television's "Money Moves." (Source: Bloomberg)

Years ago in such a way that there's not enough security for the systems.

They are old.

They are insecure, and they are everywhere.

It's everywhere, and it's very dangerous.

There has been a lot said about what countries are best prepared and which are least prepared.

Israel comes out pretty much near the top in terms of preparedness for cyber attacks.

What is your take?

I'm afraid there are two sides of the coin.

On one side, you are better prepared, but on the other side, they are the best victim.

I hate to say that.

Israel and for example, other countries, are they keeping ahead of the pack in the way they need to be?

I'm afraid there are many nations that need to bring more attention to their cybersecurity and that there's a lot of work to do.

I'm afraid that huge resources must be delegated to fix the issues.

In the world of cyber crime, where does the major threat come from?

China?

Russia?

We do not see crime in terms of nations, but we can see the language, and the most spoken languages in the cyberspace -- the malicious cyberspace are chinese, spanish, portuguese, and, i'm sorry, russian.

But i don't say russia because it could be ukraine.

Antivirus and cybersecurity companies like yours change the game both in terms of the attack and in terms of the defense.

How?

Unfortunately, with social media, they are used by criminals, but at the same time, i am afraid of scenarios where social media can be used to police people.

I'm afraid this will be the case.

What do you think are the most exciting developments in this area right now in terms of cybersecurity, antivirus defense against malware?

This is the most important step for i.t. security companies and for governments at the moment.

Your company is privately held.

Any thoughts about an initial public offering, going public one day?

Not at the moment because the company is private and profitable.

I am happy with the situation of the company.

But i never say no.

Maybe in the future.

What about acquisitions or being acquired?

Do you get approached by companies wanting to buy you, for example?

From time to time, we see such opportunities, but for now, just one company, which was bought about 10 years ago.

We are comfortable at that.

We would prefer to develop from scratch, but again, i do not say no.

Never say never.

Can you save the world with antivirus, with private security software?

I believe in that.

I believe we can redesign businesses and applications to make the systems much more reliable, much more secure and to save the cyberspace, save the world.

We wish you the best of luck in that endeavor.

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