FIRST STEPS IN THE SPHERE OF PROGRAMMING
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 ranking 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 – programmer-legend 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 the 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 this article.
THE ORIGIN OF EVGENIA 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 threw me. ” A few years later, it was she who took her son to an optional physical and mathematical school, and then (after moving to 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 Computer Science at the military academy of the KGB. After graduation, Kaspersky went to serve. A few years later he will return home as a senior lieutenant. Evgeny Kaspersky: “Apple will not stand the competition”
FIRST STEPS IN THE SPHERE OF PROGRAMMING
According to the official biography of Eugene Kaspersky, the programmer began studying computer viruses in 1989. It was during this period that the now famous personal computer 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 quite 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 program “Cascade 1704” turned out to be this virus. Having dealt with its device, Kaspersky wrote 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. Eugene Kaspersky is able to treat computers.
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 Information Technology Center “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 KASPERSKY CAREER
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 great success. Evgeny Kaspersky has a vocation at the highest level. In a short time, Kaspersky Lab, founded in 1997 by a small group of like-minded people, turned into a large company with a head office in Moscow and representative offices in various parts 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, and also provides information support to American, Brazilian, Polish, Israeli and Russian special services. The company’s turnover according to some data is more than 650 million dollars a year.