Geneva, Virus Bulletin and Swiss beauty contests

Graham Cluley
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Vienna was immortalised by Ultravox, Paris has its springtime, and Leonard Cohen took Manhattan (and then Berlin). But I can’t think of a single song which celebrates the joys of Geneva, from where I write this blog to you tonight.

Situated on the shores of an enormous lake, and within spitting distance of France, you might have expected someone to have committed its charms to music – but as far as I can tell no-one has bothered.

I’m here (as are most of the world’s leading anti-virus experts) for three days of graft to discuss and listen to boffins pontificate on the biggest issues facing companies in the fight against malware. Trust me, there was a lot of blood, sweat and tears from my end just trying to find a plug that would fit in the Swiss hotel room’s power sockets..

The conference starts first thing Wednesday morning with Virus Bulletin editor Helen Martin opening proceedings, followed by Google’s Eric Davis giving a keynote presentation.

And then it all kicks off,…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity 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 analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.