New Delhi, 11th December 2008: Quick Heal Technologies hosted Asia’s Premier Information Security Conference – Association of Anti-Virus Asia Researchers (AVAR 2008 International Conference) for the very first time in New Delhi, India. AVAR 2008 was a unique three day event showcasing the latest technologies in Information Security and Anti – Malware Industry. In fact, this is the largest Asia – Pacific Conference for anti – malware technologies. AVAR 2008 International Conference took place from 10th to 12th of December 2008.
Present on the occasion were Mr. Kailash Katkar – Founder & CEO, Quick Heal Technologies, Mr. Sanjay Katkar – Chief Technology Officer, Quick Heal Technologies & Mr. Seiji Murakami – Chairman AVAR 2008; along with Key Security Expert Speakers from the around the globe. Security companies from all over the world participated in the event. There were paper presentations from Microsoft, Symantec, Trend Micro, Quick Heal Technologies, Webroot, F-Secure, AVG, ESET and K7 Computing.
Quick Heal Technologies has been awarded to host AVAR 2008 conference in India. Over the last 10 years of history AVAR conference has earned a reputation in the IT security industry as the premier event on anti-virus technologies and malware threats. Series of technical and corporate presentations along with an accompanying exhibition will ensure that the conference has a broad appeal across the IT security arena.
AVAR conference has a reputation of having technical papers on the latest topics in computer security. These technical papers are presented by the very researchers who put the security technologies into practice in the real world. Delegates attending the conference have a chance to listen to future computer security technologies from the researchers itself. This event also provides a lucrative platform for networking with delegates from all over the world as attendees meet, interact and learn from those who put the security technologies into practice in the real world.
Conference started with welcome ceremony of lighting the lamp by Mr. Seiji Murakami, Mr. Kailash Katkar and Mr. Sanjay Katkar. This followed by welcome speech by Mr. Kailash and Mr. Murakami. Mr. Murakami’s speech started with two minutes of silence for recent Mumbai terror attack victims.
Keynote presentations include “Fighting International Organized Online Crime” by Mr. Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research Officer, F-Secure Corporation, Finland. Mr. Mikko Hypponen is known for the memorable keynotes and presentations he has delivered in international conferences such Black Hat, RSA and InfoSec Europe.
Other interesting presentations include: “Cyber Threats in 2018” by Eugene Kaspersky, Founder and CEO, Kaspersky Labs., “Search Engines – How Far are they Trustworthy?” by Alice Decker, Threat Researcher, Trend Micro., “WOW64 Woes for Anti-Virus Products” by Abhijit Kulkarni, Program Manager Development & Prakash Jagdale, Sr. Software Architect, Quick Heal Technologies.
The Conference concludes with a Panel Discussion on Computing – Security and Privacy Concerns. The panel was chaired by David Perry of Trend Micro. The panel members include Eugene Kaspersky from Kaspersky Labs, Sanjay Katkar of Quick Heal Technologies, Mikko Hypponen from F-Secure, Randy Abrams from ESET and Vincent Weafer of Symantec.
Attendees involved were Information Security Professionals and consultants, Network and System administrators, Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware Researchers, Security Software Developers and Testers, IT Heads of Large Banks and Financial Institutes, Information Security Students, faculties and teachers and Cyber Crime Prevention cells. The conference was truly an enriching experience for all present there.