Biography of Eugene Kaspersky – the creator of the leading manufacturer of antivirus software
Kaspersky Lab today is one of the leaders in the production of antivirus software. However, a long and thorny path preceded the leading position. Biography of Eugene Kaspersky includes a variety of moments, from triumph to failure. Unfortunately, most of it remains a mystery. Let us talk more about how the Kaspersky Company entered the elite of software developers for computer security.
Biography of Eugene Kaspersky: what do we know about him?
Eugene Kaspersky was born in 1965 in the city of Novorossiysk. None of the parents had anything to do with the exact sciences, dad was a simple worker, and mom worked in the archive. The future genius of cybersecurity has shown a love of mathematics from an early age. It was because of the abilities of the boy that his parents decided to move to Moscow. Young Eugene was sent to school with a mathematical bias.
In 1980, Kaspersky won a victory at the All-Union Mathematics Olympiad, after which he transferred to a mathematical boarding school supervised by the Moscow State University. But the future developer refused to enter this university, and preferred the education of a mathematics engineer at the KGB Institute. Eugene served a few years and received the rank of lieutenant.
Having retired to the reserve, Kaspersky got a job at a multidisciplinary scientific research institute attached to the USSR Ministry of Defense. Here he first became acquainted with malware. Eugene had to spend 10 years to prove himself in the industry of anti-virus protection. Nevertheless, he succeeded. The next step was to organize your own company.
However, there were in the life of Kaspersky and dark pages. First, we are talking about the abduction of his son. A little-known story, about which Eugene almost never told. Attempts by the mafia to resist the developer with such methods
– more proof that he really was able to succeed in the fight against cybercrime.
In fact, very little is known about Kaspersky. And most likely, mankind will never know his complete biography. For example, about nationality, Eugene only turns everything into the joke. In his family, there were both Jews, and Bulgarians, and Germans, and his last name was Polish.
However, Kaspersky has clearly formulated his purpose. His main mission
– to be in the forefront of the fight against cybercrime. In the modern world, it is impossible to do without computers and smartphones, which fraudsters willingly use. Therefore, the Kaspersky Lab case will flourish. Many experts accuse the company in cooperation with the special services.
Kaspersky is suspected of having links with the FSB and transferring user data to it. Of course, Yevgeny does not say anything about this, and the organization’s press service does not tire of refuting this data, accusing the media of slander. Nevertheless, it is very likely that this cooperation really exists, but it is for the good.
Law enforcement officers investigating cybercrime cases will not be able to do without such partners.
For example, in June 2016, Kaspersky Lab helped uncover a group of hackers Lurk and detain 50 participants.