October 18, 2013 - 17:20 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Yerevan is hosting a Week of Friendship with Kaspersky Lab October 14 through 19, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the State Engineering University.
Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, who arrived in Yerevan to participate in the events, attended the opening of Kaspersky Lab Training and Certification Center at the State Engineering University.
The Center will help bridge the gap between theoretical and practical education. It also provides future IT security professionals with the necessary knowledge of contemporary technologies, enabling them to gain Kaspersky Lab certification while studying at the university.
At the event, Kaspersky welcomed the choice of Kaspersky Lab as the main IT security provider and urged students to work harder since they'll have to face rigid exams to receive the Kaspersky Lab education certificate.
Also, Kaspersky received an honorary doctorate from the State Engineering University for his outstanding services to science.
Kaspersky and the company’s top IT security experts met representatives of the education and the business community, as well as students from local technical universities. They spoke about current cyber threats in Armenia and the wider world and discussed ways to combat them.
"The number of cyber threats is constantly growing, so it is especially important to train more experts who can combat them. The world’s next generation of specialists needs more than just good knowledge of the IT security field and strong practical skills – they also need to be able to think one step ahead and come up with something really new. I am glad to see that today's students in Armenia are interested in cyber security and are willing to improve and develop in this area. And I'll be doubly happy if Kaspersky Lab can help them do that," said Eugene Kaspersky.
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users. Throughout its more than 16-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide.