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The AVAR conference 2012 in Hangzhou, China

IT security specialists discuss and shape their industry’s future

This week, the AVAR Conference is taking place in Hangzhou, China. G Data is attending the conference to participate in many of the organized events. Several pre-meetings, like the AVPD (Anti-Virus Product Developer) and the WildList meeting, already took place. All discussions and efforts will finally result in improvements for future products, for security tests and overall better security for the users.)


This year’s AVAR Conference is covering a lot of trending topics ranging from mobile malware to botnets. Seji Murakami, Chairman of AVAR, traditionally opened the conference with a warm welcome speech. This year, the keynote speeches were focused on Android security product testing (AV-Test), preventive actions concerning malware in China (CERT China) and malware trends (Microsoft).

IT security specialists now gathered for the 15th edition of the conference and it always tried to highlight the specific problems related to Asian malware. One of the main topics over here is “working all together against cybercrime” which is, unfortunately, not always an easy thing to do.

If you are interested in the agenda and information about the other topics discussed, you can find a lot of information on the AVAR Conference 2012 website. Furthermore, more info about the next conference’s venue and future topics will also follow on the official AVAR homepage.

This article can be found also on the G Data Blog.

Upcoming meetings and events like AMTSO, RSA, CeBIT, etc …

It seems that my busy months are coming up with a lot of travelling. Very soon you can see me speaking at some national and international events. 

Close to my home you can find me at ‘This is IT’ in the Netherlands (3 February 2011). The week afterwards I will teach the teachers at the ICT day for teachers in Belgium (7 February 2011). After this I will be travelling to San Francisco for AMTSO and the RSA conference (14-18 February 2011). The  AMTSO members’ meeting will be held at San Mateo, California, on the 10th-11th February, just before RSA. I’m pretty sure that everybody will find some interesting material coming out of the organization in the next few weeks. There’s more information on this year’s AMTSO meetings on the AMTSO meetings page at, including a preliminary agenda.

And don’t forget CeBIT (1-5 March 2011). This year G Data will take an active part in the very famous CeBIT Global Conferences in Hannover. Dr. Dirk Hochstrate will attend the IT-Security panel on Wednesday, 2 March. On the Global Conferences only the top spokesmen of the IT branch are invited to discuss new trends and their visions for the future. At the same moment you can go to our English press conference where you will see me in front of the room.

I will give you more info about our upcoming CeBIT events soon.