On 27 and September 28, 2001 was held in Prague, Czech Republic, the Tenth First International Conference of the prestigious independent magazine Virus Bulletin.
As is customary for over 11 years, these conferences are met and all anti-virus companies, academics, to share and present the latest developments and think about the world of viruses, so the participation of the Centre for early warning of computer viruses was more than necessary.
The conferences are divided into two sections:
- The corporate, where they share the problems and experiences with regard to actual customers, as well as throughout the conceptual and theoretical development in the world of viruses.
- The technique, where businesses and academics presented their views and their techniques to participants.
On this occasion were presented 32 papers divided into 16 corporate and 16 techniques, as well as the inaugural conference headed by Eugene Kaspersky.
Participated in the event all major antivirus companies, either by filing papers or by presenting their products on campus. Participants were:
- Panda Software.
- Trend Micro.
- Computer Associates.
- Virus buster.
- Message Labs.
They also put together their experiences in research and implementation of anti-virus systems:
- University of Magdeburg (Germany).
- Technological Institute of British Columbia (Canada).
- Stanford University (United States).
- IBM's research laboratories in Zurich (Switzerland).
A total of 250 people attended the event. Coming from all points of the globe and the most varied sector enterprises, which turned the meeting into a forum for discussion of the most different proposals and experiences, with the consequent enrichment of the event.
As for the papers, we have to classify as very high level, with some speakers brilliant and accessible at all times.
Significantly 3 ponencias, by its thematic and interest:
- Opening ceremony by Eugene Kaspersky were followed for the situation of viruses and security along the story, a simple and entertaining manner.
- The presentation by Paul Ducklin, Sophos Anti-Virus, which highlighted the relevance of the virus in today's society and the lack of information or not truthful information from users, using a methodology and means for their exposure that made very enjoyable and fun.
- The submission of Francisco Fernandez of Panda Software, which had the courage to explain clearly and concisely the new heuristic methods for early detection of pathogens. Got a dense and complex topic outside easily understood and accessible to all attendees, without loss of data and playing all the more relevant points.
Initiatives like this are what enable this sector to be at the forefront and ensure that their customers are secure and confident in the good offices of manufacturers.