Sophos founder to address AVAR conference

November 21, 2001 Sophos Press Release

Sophos today announced that Dr Jan Hruska, CEO and founder of Sophos Anti-Virus, has been chosen to give the honorary speech at the AVAR 2001 conference in Hong Kong, 4-5 December 2001.

Dr Hruska has written a number of books about computer security, and is acknowledged as one of the world's leading experts on the virus threat. He has regularly presented papers at international computer security conferences such as Compsec and Virus Bulletin.

About AVAR

The AVAR Conference is an annual event organised by the Association of Anti-Virus Asia Researchers (AVAR) since 1998. The conference is co-organised by the Information Security Special Interest Group (ISSIG) of the Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS). The AVAR 2000 Conference in Tokyo attracted 180 participants, including Information Security Managers, Network and System Administrators, Government Officials, Anti-Virus Vendors and Practitioners, and AVAR members.

Further details of the AVAR 2001 conference are available on their website at