Cyber security summit is IMPACT launch pad
The first global public-private initiative against cyber-terrorism, the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber-Terrorism ̵1; IMPACT ̵1; will be launched at the World Cyber Security Summit (WCSS) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20-23 May 2008.
IMPACT is dedicated to uniting governments, industry leaders, and cyber-security experts, to further the global community's capacity to combat cyber-threats.
Leading figures from over 40 countries - including Australia, Canada, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and the US - will be attending.
IMPACT̵7;s inaugural meeting will feature a ministerial roundtable, plenary sessions, and technology- and information-sharing sessions for detailed discussion on cyber-security threats, trends, and issues. The aim of the Summit is to chart the future course for IMPACT as a global multilateral platform facilitating the partnership between governments and the private sector in addressing cyber-terrorism.
Chaired by Malaysian Prime Minister Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the IMPACT Summit includes presentations by top managers of the world̵7;s major cyber-security companies and prominent expert members of IMPACT̵7;s International Advisory Board (IAB). Speakers will include Kaspersky Lab co-founder and CEO Eugene Kaspersky (pictured) who will share his vision on the global security landscape, current trends in the fight against global cyber-crime and emerging threats that the world will face in the nearest future.
Image: Eugene Kaspersky will be among the industry leaders speaking at the World Cyber Security Summit
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