ESET Shines at AVAR Conference: CRO Juraj Malcho Selected as WildList Reporter of the Year; Researchers Eugene Rodionov and Alex Matrosov Top Speakers

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ESET, the leader in proactive protection celebrating 25 years of its technology this year, has just wrapped up another successful presence at the AVAR conference - one of the most renowned IT security gatherings internationally and the main Anti-malware conference in the Asia/Pacific region. ESET, as a traditional participant and long-time AVAR member, contributed with three presentations, one of which has been selected as the best paper of the conference by the conference delegates. Furthermore, as part of the conference, Chief Research Officer at ESET has been chosen by WildList International as their Reporter of the Year.

Researchers Alex Matrosov and Eugene Rodionov from ESET Moscow-based research team were chosen by the delegates of AVAR conference in Hangzhou, China as conference’s best speakers. They presented a paper on Festi Botnet Analysis and Investigation.

"The Best Speaker Award is decided by the conference delegates and we had many high quality contributions to choose between. I would like to congratulate Aleksandr Matrosov and Eugene Rodionov on winning the award, and thank them for their excellent presentation," said Allan Dyer, Conference Chair.

Also, Chief Research Officer at ESET, Juraj Malcho, has been chosen by WildList International as their Reporter of the Year. The mission of the Wildlist Organization is to provide accurate, timely and comprehensive information about "In the Wild" computer malware to both users and product developers. The WildList is a list of computer malware found in the wild and reported by a diverse group of over 55 qualified volunteers called reporters, and is made available free of charge by the organization. Perfect detection of Wildlist sets is one of the compulsory requirements for successful passing of ICSA certification and Virus Bulletin VB100 award, in which ESET has been unrivalled in history. This award is another independent confirmation of the high quality work performed by ESET’s malware detection team.

"These awards are further proof of the strength of ESET research and technology. We are all proud to have such an outstanding team and talent. In addition, the presence and achievements of ESET and its people at AVAR conference highlight our partnership with genuine leaders in the industry," congratulated Palo Luka, ESET Chief Technology Officer.

The mission of the Association of Anti-Virus Asia Researchers (AVAR) is to prevent the spread and damage caused by malicious software, and to develop cooperative relationship among anti-malware software experts in Asia. AVAR is an independent and not-for-profit organization focusing on the Asia Pacific region and hosting the annual AV industry conference.

About ESET

ESET, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning NOD32 technology which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. The Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. By obtaining the 75th VB100 award in September 2012, ESET NOD32 Antivirus holds the world record for the number of Virus Bulletin "VB100” Awards, and has never missed a single “In-the-Wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. ESET has been selected as one of the most innovative companies in Europe for the 2011 HSBC European Business Awards and holds number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST and other organizations. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security and ESET Cyber Security (solution for Mac) are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore; with offices in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Prague (Czech Republic). ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Košice (Slovakia), Kracow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia), and an extensive partner network for 180 countries.