Kaspersky on Security

We have had to change the date -- Tuesday July 2nd is the date!  Hope to see you there.  Learn about the latest in virus detection and protection technology and see the latest as presented by Kaspersky.  If you're interested in virus protection (and in this day-and-age everyone should) then you'll want to be there.

Note that the speaker will raffle off a $50 AmEx card -- bring your business card to have a chance to win.

Details from the speaker...

The Explosion of Cybercrime - The 5 Ways IT May Be an Accomplice

Mobile devices, social media sites, and the exponential growth of cybercriminals are threatening your users and your data every day. Can your IT department become an unwitting accomplice to cybercrime? Mark Villinski, Kaspersky Lab Marketing Manager, sheds light on the growing challenges facing IT today and discusses the 5 ways that IT departments may be unknowingly enabling cybercrime in their organizations.   During this session, you will hear:

· A comprehensive overview of the current state of the cybercrime threat landscape.

· Several real life examples and stories of attacks; where they come from and ways to detect them.

· Examples of current IT policies and procedures that may be exposing your campus to attacks.

About the speaker

Mark Villinski brings more than 15 years of technology sales, marketing experience and channel leadership to Kaspersky Lab. As Senior Manager, Field Marketing, Mark is responsible for field marketing efforts in the United States and for increasing awareness of Kaspersky Lab as a thought leader in the online security industry. Prior to joining Kaspersky Lab, Mark served as Director Worldwide Channel Operations at Enterasys Networks.

Mark has presented at several industry conferences across North America addressing audiences on the challenges facing IT departments today and discussing ways organizations can protect themselves from the current threat landscape.

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  • BrowMaster

    I believe under the discussion tab the limit is greater than 1000 characters. I also believe there is sharing of resources between anti virus companies occurs but is probably not all companies. I searched and found one article on it, I think there are others. http://betanews.com/2011/08/16/anti-malware-vendors-unite-to-fight-cybercriminals/

    July 4, 2013

  • Glenn F.

    I do believe that lively conversation is very useful, especially when the speaker finished his full presentation and we ended the meeting a full 15 minutes earlier than the scheduled 9pm end time.

    If no one spoke and raised pertinent issues and concerns, it would make for a bland and somewhat boring meeting. I bet even the speaker likes a lively audience. It means we are all listening and have opinions.

    Others might very well differ. Please feel free to chime in.

    -Glenn

    July 4, 2013

  • Adam F.

    (Adam finishing his post, which was cut off by the 1000-character limit)

    From the one-on-one conversations that followed the formal discussion, it is clear to me that the lack of co-ordination among the antivirus companies is a serious concern to many of us professionals who have to help our customers protect themselves. I'm glad I brought it up, and I look forward to more discussions and action about this important problem. A personal/professional P.S.: When I give talks on backups, I find it very helpful for the audience to ask me probing questions about my approach to imaging backups and data backups. I hope Bethany will come back in November when I'll be speaking at BNUG, and do exactly that. As William Blake wrote, "In Opposition is True Friendship."

    -- Adam Frost, co-ordinator, Computer Care and Learning
    [masked] adamfrost<at>computerCareandLearning.com

    July 4, 2013

  • Adam F.

    I'd like to respond to Bethany's comments. In the meeting, I raised the issue of why the antivirus companies are duplicating their efforts. I see the respect issue differently than Bethany does. I think it is respectful to ask honest questions of speakers, including questions that challenge fundamental assumptions. I do agree that we have to strike a balance in these discussions, and I appreciated Steve keeping an eye on the clock and making sure everyone had a chance to speak. I note that Mark laid out in detail Kaspersky's approach to protection, and the discussion about the chaos in the antivirus industry came after that, so I don't agree he was "hijacked" or his talk subverted.

    July 4, 2013

  • Bethany B.

    The security presentation was fun and informative.

    July 3, 2013

  • BrowMaster

    A lot of numbers presented on the quantity of attacks, but little on the number of people who generate these attacks.

    July 3, 2013

  • BrowMaster

    I found the meeting vry interesting, especially when a discussion started about the anto-virus companies sharing resources. The cyber criminals work together, it does seem like wasted effort if many of these companies are pursuing parallel paths. I hope this discussion continues on the discussion part of this web site.

    July 3, 2013

  • Bethany B.

    I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and learning about virus detection! Also, I am network administrator looking for a new job. I have defense contractor and data center experience. Ideally, my next role will be in information security, but I also enjoy network engineering and jobs that require a variety of skills and experience.

    June 19, 2013

  • Nick C.

    I am a professional technology recruiter and I would love to learn more about network technology as well as network with other IT professionals who are looking to advance their career.

    June 18, 2013

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