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Kaspersky Lab to Host CyberStarts Boston on September 20


Inaugural event aims to empower the next generation of cybersecurity

, a global cybersecurity company, is hosting CyberStarts
, a free, one-day event on September 20, which aims to empower
the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. The event will
feature a line-up of inspiring discussions addressing the industry's
skills shortage, unconventional career paths, leadership in the
workplace, as well as actions to lessen the gender gap in cybersecurity.

Following its
recent study
, which found that 78 percent of young females have
never considered a career in cybersecurity, Kaspersky Lab is bringing
together cybersecurity advocates, technology mavens and business leaders
at this inaugural event to encourage greater diversity within the
industry. Boston-area companies, business leaders, higher education
students, cybersecurity enthusiasts and industry professionals are all
invited to participate in CyberStarts Boston.

When: CyberStarts Boston is on Thursday, September 20, 2018 with
registration opening at 8:00 a.m. ET. Closing remarks will conclude at
4:00 p.m. ET, followed by a networking hour.

Where: The event will take place at Convene
, located at One Boston Place, 201 Washington St., Floor 2,
Boston, MA 02108.

Who: Kaspersky Lab welcomes keynote speakers, Eva Galperin,
Director of Cybersecurity, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and
Deidre Diamond, CEO and Founder of and the Founder of

In addition, CyberStarts Boston will feature two panel tracks on
"Advancing Diversity in Cybersecurity" as well as "Female Leadership in
the Workforce." Panelists and moderators include:

  • Addie Swartz, CEO, reacHIRE
  • Alena Reva, Vice President of Human Resources, Kaspersky Lab
  • Gita Srivastava, CEO, Gigavation
  • Hazel Butters, CEO, Prompt Inc.
  • Jenny Thompson, CEO/Founder, SafetyPIN Technologies
  • Kacy Zurkus, Writer, Infosecurity Magazine
  • Kasha Gauthier, Director in Residence, Community Engagement, Advanced
    Cyber Security Center
  • Lindsey O'Donnell, Staff Writer, Threatpost
  • Pam Stenson, Chief Resiliency Officer, Alta Associates & The Executive
    Women's Forum
  • Sara Munzinger, Product Owner, Carbon Black and Co-Director, Lesbians
    Who Tech

Throughout the day, participants will discuss:

  • A deeper examination of the gender gap in cybersecurity and why, for
    example, before age 16, most females have decided against such a career
  • The industry's skills shortage and understanding unconventional career
  • Being a leader in the workforce, including managing the blur between
    work and life
  • Inspiration for tomorrow's technology leaders, including hearing
    firsthand from one of Kaspersky Lab's female cybersecurity researchers

CyberStarts Boston is open to everyone – admission is free of charge.
Space is limited, so attendees are encouraged to reserve their spots
today by registering

More information can be found at,
or follow along on social media: #CyberStartsBoston.

About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity
company, which has been operating in the market for over 20 years.
Kaspersky Lab's deep threat intelligence and security expertise is
constantly transforming into next generation security solutions and
services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and
consumers around the globe. The company's comprehensive security
portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of
specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and
evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by
Kaspersky Lab technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect
what matters most to them. Learn more at

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