Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Kaspersky Lab appoints Eddy Willems as Security Evangelist

As promised the press release with below some interesting press articles after the release ...

" ’s-Hertogenbosch, February 12 2008 - Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content Management solutions, has employed Eddy Willems as Security Evangelist on February 1st 2008.

Eddy Willems is assigned to the virus analysts of Kaspersky Lab Worldwide however he will concentrate specifically on the Benelux. Together with several other external experts he will be globally responsible for a good communication and also for giving a statement of the contemporary and future security related problems to the press, distributors, resellers and end users.

Willems takes an active part in the IT-security business for more than 18 years and that’s why he gained experience and established an excellent reputation for himself in this branch. So he was employed as an Anti-Malware Technology Expert at NOXS Belgium, a Westcon Group Company, he also is well-known for being co-founder and Director Information and Press of the EICAR organization (European Institute for Computer Anti-Virus Research). In addition to his work as a Senior Consultant with large companies he was active as an antivirus researcher, Wildlist reporter, security trainer and speaker during various international security conferences. Also the Belgian government has several times made an appeal to his expertise. One of his recent projects included a good attempt at introducing ‘safe ICT-behaviour and application’, within primary education, so computer crime will be driven back.

Eddy Willems about his recent position: “Kaspersky Lab can be defined as a strong dynamic company with high standard and innovative technical solutions. With present IT threats and the explosion of new malware these characteristics are of great significance for an outstanding Anti-Virus and Internet Security Vendor. What appeals to me is the fact that Kaspersky will absolutely be committed to stay focussed on the content security market and will not buy at random and fix solutions by sticking, but will remain experts in Secure Content Threat Management (SCTM). Solutions are being reinforced with global and efficient infrastructure of support for both the channel and the end users”.

Dick Geheniau, Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab Benelux agrees with Willems: “For the last couple of years we notice a strong increase in our turnover in commercial as well as governmental business. Our Certified Partners are well trained for this purpose and yet at any time they can make an appeal to experts like Eddy Willems and Roel Schouwenberg. Companies and institutions who will get off to a good start with Kaspersky Security solution will immediately get access to the unique ‘Early Alert Service’ and access to Kaspersky’s global team of experts”."

See the press articles at my press page:
Datanews, It Professional, VNU net, Channelweb, etc ...