Kasper­sky Lab part­ners with DS Vir­gin Rac­ing Team

Kuwait Times - - TECHNOLOGY -

DS Vir­gin Rac­ing and Kasper­sky Lab yes­ter­day an­nounced an in­no­va­tive, new mul­ti­year part­ner­ship that will see the global cy­ber­se­cu­rity com­pany pro­tect the team’s de­vices against cy­ber threats. The an­nounce­ment was made in con­junc­tion with Vir­gin founder Sir Richard Bran­son dur­ing DS Vir­gin Rac­ing’s pi­o­neer­ing In­no­va­tion Sum­mit, held at Brook­lyn’s New Lab fa­cil­ity where more than 250 of the city’s most in­flu­en­tial busi­ness lead­ers had gath­ered to dis­cuss the role of busi­ness in tack­ling cli­mate change.

The part­ner­ship, which be­gins on the eve of the in­au­gu­ral For­mula E race in New York, will see the team work­ing with Kasper­sky Lab to de­sign and im­ple­ment its world-class cy­ber se­cu­rity so­lu­tions to pro­tect against known and un­known cy­ber threats. Eu­gene Kasper­sky, chair­man and CEO of Kasper­sky Lab, said: “We’ve been look­ing at For­mula E for some time now and feel it’s the log­i­cal next step for us in con­tin­u­ing to work with mo­tor­sport au­di­ences. The DS Vir­gin Rac­ing For­mula E Team is the ob­vi­ous choice for us. Both grounded in tech­no­log­i­cal in­no­va­tion, we also share sim­i­lar vi­sion and pas­sion in bring­ing that in­no­va­tion both to our cus­tomers and the world.”

In ad­di­tion to sup­port­ing one of the found­ing teams in the fast-grow­ing global sport of For­mula E, Kasper­sky Lab sees the tech­ni­cal en­vi­ron­ment as the next fron­tier in con­tin­u­ing its re­search and de­vel­op­ment of new tech­nolo­gies to keep con­nected and au­ton­o­mous ve­hi­cles se­cured against cy­ber threats. The part­ner­ship will also see prom­i­nent brand­ing on the team’s DS Vir­gin Rac­ing cars, garage area and driver over­alls. Alexan­der Moiseev, CSO of Kasper­sky Lab who made the an­nounce­ment with Sir Richard Bran­son, said: “The progress we’ve made in au­to­mo­tive cy­ber­se­cu­rity is in part due to our pres­ence in mo­tor­sport, we use it as a test­ing ground for new con­cepts and ideas, which we then use in de­vel­op­ing our so­lu­tions for the in­dus­try.” Alex Tai, Team Prin­ci­pal of DS Vir­gin Rac­ing, added: “We’re de­lighted to be part­ner­ing with Kasper­sky Lab to en­sure we are the best pro­tected team on the grid. In­deed, as a lead­ing global cy­ber­secu- rity with a rich her­itage in mo­tor­sport, they are uniquely placed to pro­tect the team’s tech­nol­ogy and keep us ahead of the com­pe­ti­tion.”

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