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Kaspersky Lab to talk threats at ICT forum

Security firm to co-host cyber-security debate at ITU Telecom World

Kaspersky Lab to talk threats at ICT forum
Combating cyber-weapons involves effective, decisive international co-operation: Kaspersky.

Threat management specialist Kaspersky Lab announced today that it will collaborate with UN ICT agency, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on a cyber-security roundtable at ITU Telecom World 2012.

The five-day conference will be held from October 14-18, 2012, in Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and Kaspersky Lab co-founder and CEO Eugene Kaspersky will deliver a keynote speech, detailing the current state of global cyber threats, focusing on complex malware, such as Flame and Gauss (discovered by Kaspersky Lab during the course of investigations initiated by ITU).

Kaspersky Lab, partnering with ITU and the International Multilateral Partnership against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), will participate in a number of open and closed debates. Panelists will include policymakers, regulators and corporate representatives from around the world.

Discussion will centre upon cyber threats having an impact on national institutions and the available remedies for such vulnerabilities. Topics within these areas are expected to cover the readiness of nations to respond to exploits launched against critical infrastructure and the possible introduction of regulation, standardisation, deterrence and containment.

"The threat of cyber-war is very real and very serious, with the potential to cause grave consequences for the human population of the world," said Kaspersky.

"This isn't some far-off potential threat of the future; the potential to cause catastrophic damage with cyber-weapons already exists. For example, there could be dozens of cyber-war attacks taking place around the world at this moment, about which we know nothing.

"The only possible solution to getting the upper hand in combating cyber-weapons lies in effective, decisive international co-operation, and that is why an event like ITU Telecom World is so crucial."

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