Biography of Evgeny Kaspersky

Currently, Evgeny Kaspersky is one of the world's leading experts in the field of combating cybercrime. He is called the thunderstorm of computer hackers, and also “the man who daily saves the world.” In the rating of the richest and most influential people of Russia, a separate place is always “reserved” for him. But what is the life and fate of this person?
Evgeny Kaspersky - Legend ProgrammerEvgeny Kaspersky - Legend Programmer
The answer to this question is known only to a few. Eugene Kaspersky remains for many man-mystery. His name (or rather his surname) is clearly associated with a complex of computer programs developed by him. But what do we know about him as a person? We will try to collect all reliable facts from the life of Eugene Kaspersky today in the framework of this article.

The origin of Eugene Kaspersky

Eugene was born in Novorossiysk and became the only child in his family. His father worked as an engineer at a brick factory, and his mother was an archival worker there.In many ways, it was she who predetermined the entire future fate of a future well-known programmer. As Kaspersky himself recalls: “My mother quickly noticed in her time that I love math. And a lot of books on mathematics I slipped. " A few years later, it was she who took her son to an optional physical and mathematical school, and then (after moving to the Moscow region) - to a physical and mathematical boarding school at Moscow State University. Here the future programmer learned the basics of practical science, and also engaged in self-education. A peculiar result of all this was admission to the Institute of Cryptography, Communications and Informatics at the KGB Military Academy. After graduation, Kaspersky went to serve. A few years later, he will return home as a senior lieutenant.
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First steps in programming

According to the official biography of Eugene Kaspersky, the programmer began the study of computer viruses in 1989. It was during this period that the well-known programmer had the first personal computer. However, it soon became clear that the PC is infected.It is worth noting that at that time computer viruses were still very rare. In addition, for the most part they were very primitive. Therefore, to cope with them was not so difficult.
“I cured my computer — I don’t remember what program I already have,” recalls Kaspersky. - “But one virus saved on floppy disk. I was curious how it works. ” As it turned out later, the “Cascade 1704” program turned out to be this virus. Having dealt with her device,
Kaspersky has written his own utility designed to cure it. As the programmer himself notes, all this was done solely out of curiosity. However, in the Research Institute of the Air Force General Staff, they became interested in spontaneous development.
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Some time later, one of his then colleagues appeared in Kaspersky’s office and brought another virus to the diskette, prompting the programmer to write a program to fix it. “I figured it out. It became interesting to me - and it started and went, ”recalled Yevgeny many years later.
In 1991, the future well-known programmer joined the Center for Information Technologies "KAMI", in which, together with a group of colleagues, he continued to work on a number of antivirus programs. Evgeny Valentinovich will work in this organization until 1997.One of the results of his work will be the famous Kaspersky Anti-Virus.

Recognition and further career of Kaspersky

In a short time Kaspersky developed a program to protect the computer from viruses has become one of the most popular in Russia and the CIS countries. Critics noted a high level of protection, and buyers from various companies willingly installed a novelty on their computers. Soon, Eugene Kaspersky began work on a number of new versions of the program, which also had a great success.
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In a short time, Kaspersky Lab, founded in 1997 by a small group of like-minded people, became a large company with a head office in Moscow and representative offices in various corners of the world. Currently, Kaspersky is one of the world's leading experts in the field of protection against virus programs. He is the author of a huge number of articles and publications devoted to the problem of computer virology.
In addition, Eugene regularly speaks at various conferences and seminars in Russia and abroad, telling the audience about the various nuances of countering cyber attacks.Kaspersky Lab cooperates with many large global companies, as well as provides information support to American, Brazilian, Polish, Israeli and Russian intelligence services. The company's turnover according to some data is more than 650 million dollars a year.
In 2012, Kaspersky Lab had more than two and a half thousand employees. For his work, Evgeny Valentinovich was awarded many prestigious awards, including the State Prize of the Russian Federation (2009) and the Runet Prize (2010). In 2012, the American edition of Foreign Policy placed him in the fortieth place in the ranking of the most prominent thinkers of the year.
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The personal life of Eugene Kaspersky

The legendary cybercrime fighter was married twice. From his first marriage with Natalia Kaspersky (businesswoman and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab) he has two children. The eldest son Maxim is a student at the Faculty of Geography of Moscow State University, and the youngest, Ivan, studies there, but already at the department of computational mathematics and cybernetics.
With his ex-wife, Evgeny Kaspersky maintains friendly and trusting relationships.Until 2012, the former spouses remained colleagues and business partners.
About the second wife of the programmer it is only known that Kaspersky met her at one of the ski resorts.
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Abduction of the son of Kaspersky

In April 2011, the youngest son of a millionaire was abducted by attackers near one of the stations of the Moscow metro. The attackers demanded 3 million euros for his life, but in the end they received only impressive prison sentences. After five days of imprisonment, Ivan was rescued from captivity by law enforcement officers in Moscow.

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