As it celebrates its twentieth anniversary, Kaspersky Lab, a global digital security company, sees its mission, which has begun as a human mission to evolve into a global crusade against digital crime.
With innovation and vision at its heart, this year Kaspersky Lab will take its struggle to other levels - introducing key innovations such as the adaptive Kaspersky Security Cloud and Kaspersky OS - to provide businesses and consumers with the tools they need to to be protected from ever-evolving threats.
From Earth 2050, revealing how the landscape of digital threats will look like in the future, until the Sound of Safety experiment, which explores security-related sounds, Kaspersky Lab remains one step ahead of the criminals and is in the forefront of the digital security industry.
1989, a new software engineer, discovered that his computer has been attacked by the infamous Cascade virus. Being fascinated by the challenge, he decided to locate the virus, analyze it and create software that could neutralize it. This engineer was Eugene Kaspersky, and that's how the story of Kaspersky Lab, an 20 business of the past, now occupies more than 3.700 people.
1997, Eugene and three other partners founded Kaspersky Lab. Starting with just 19 individuals, Kaspersky Lab has become an international leader in digital security, active in 200 countries and territories, and with 35 offices in 31 countries. The company's products and technologies provide protection to more than 400 million users and over 270.000 corporate customers worldwide.
Throughout its 20-year history, Kaspersky Lab has seen many changes in the threat landscape - as well as in the way people and organizations approach their security. The rapid proliferation of new technologies meant that the computer that o Eugene rescued for the first time since Cascade is outdated, like many others, and now uses multiple devices every day. But while our connectivity has improved our lives and changed it forever, our growing dependence on the IT sector has made the digital threats a global problem.
Given that technology has become so important to everyday consumer experiences, security expertise in the IT sector has doubled. Eugene and his team understand the global landscape of digital threats and are among the best in detecting and eliminating all forms of malware. The wealth of experience gained by the business after years of coping critical threats of the IT sector is the most valuable asset of Kaspersky Lab and allows the team to stay one step ahead of possible threats.
Today, Kaspersky Lab's portfolio includes security solutions for a wide range of customers. They protect consumers as well as large, medium and small businesses from various forms of threats and provide them with appropriate tools for controlling and managing their security.
One of the key strengths of Kaspersky Lab is its team, explains Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab: “Twenty years in a business is a long time. But believe it or not, I still love her. I love our team and the work we do. We have good times and bad times and we have learned a lot from each other. For the past 20 years we have been working around the clock - analyzing and combating all kinds of threats that have evolved over time, making the world a better place. I was very lucky - my job is my passion. Even after two decades I am still guided by curiosity: what is it, how does it work and why? "I'm fascinated by technology and I learn so much from the people around me."
"My goal is to help each of our teams contribute as much as they can - to become part of something bigger. "It's more than just a job - it's an active part of the Kaspersky Lab community."