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Hi, I’m Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab. For the last quarter of a century my life’s been dedicated to computer security, particularly the fight against malware in all its forms.

I’m based in Moscow, have four kids, like skiing, and take every opportunity when not on the road to indulge myself with a few days in the Alps. Despite our alliance with Ferrari, I feed my passion for fast driving with a BMW M3 – alas, roads in Moscow still leave much to be desired and are hardly suitable for Italian supercars!

This blog brings you my personal opinions on current topics. Here you’ll find me airing my thoughts on recent IT security news and industry development. Well, at least, that was initially the plan…

However, my main intention here is to engage in a broader conversation with you and discuss other things that sometimes fall beyond boring security issues. I travel a lot, meet a lot of people from a lot of different countries, and give many public speeches. So I believe broader and more relaxed interaction based on my varied experiences will be more interesting, less stuffy, and provide better insights.

At the same time, I’d encourage you to check out the security-related blogs from the top KL experts at Securelist. This is a premium source of proven expertise coming first hand from the people I trust.

Disclaimer! My opinions don’t necessarily represent those of Kaspersky Lab! I just hope they’ll provide you with plenty of ideas as a starting point for decent discussion!

You can find more of my biographical details here.

Hi-res photos are here.

And please feel free to contact me!

May 15, 2015

A province by the sea.

“Should you happen to be born in an empire, It’s best to live in a remote province by the sea.” – Joseph Brodsky, Letters to a Roman Friend Top of the day to you all, dear readers of my blog. Been away for a bit. Over the May holidays I was lucky enough to spend […]

May 11, 2015

The aquapark in Atlantis: not to be missed.

Beach-resort holidays (‘vegging out’) are not my thing. At all. Sand, sun-loungers, parasols, ‘refreshing’ drinks and sunblock – I can survive that torture for two or three hours tops. Then I have to start strolling along the beach, sometimes a few kilometers at a time, oftentimes with camera. It beats lounging about any day. You […]

May 7, 2015

AV boost: exorcising the system-straining ghost.

Around the turn of the century we released the LEAST successful version of our antivirus products – EVER! I don’t mind admitting it: it was a mega-fail – overall. Curiously, the version also happened to be mega-powerful too when it came to protection against malware, and had settings galore and all sorts of other bells […]

May 5, 2015

Four tickets to Aogashima – part 2. Hachijo-jima.

A summary of part 1: 07:00. Flight from Tokyo (Haneda) to Hachijo-jima, then a tight connection – helicopter flight to Aogashima, a day there trekking and climbing about, and looking at and taking pictures of every nook and cranny. Beautiful! The next morning I had a vague sense of déjà-vu: waking up at the impossible […]

April 30, 2015

Four tickets to Aogashima.

The other day as I was browsing the Internet I came across a story about a most unusual place in Japan. It’s hard to get to but really worth the effort as it’s both beautiful and interesting. It’s the island of Aogashima, several hundred kilometers south of Tokyo, on the border between the Philippine Sea and […]

April 29, 2015

“Everybody be cool, this is a robbery.”

Startups – affairs that are risky and slow to build up momentum. They call for big cash, a knack for seeing into the future, and a nose for where the big returns on investment are. They take years to really get going; only one in twenty (or even more) doesn’t die a premature death. Traditionally, venture […]

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