Anti-virus experts head for Geneva

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

The great and the good (are they mutually exclusive?) of the anti-virus industry are gathering in Geneva this week for the annual Virus Bulletin conference.

The VB2009 Conference will pack over 50 talks into its three days as experts from every anti-virus company you’ve ever heard of (and possibly a few you haven’t) mingle with customers and law enforcement agencies to discuss the latest attacks and how to prevent them.

If past conferences are anything to go by, VB2009 will be an excellent opportunity to put faces to email addresses, share beer recipes and gather a wealth of information directly from the folks on the front line analysing malware and spam attacks.

The fun and frolics begin on Wednesday, with Eric Davis from Google giving the keynote address.

Sophos will be there in force too. Numerous luminaries from our labs will be attending the conference and participating in sessions, including…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.