Eugene Kaspersky, chairman and CEO of Kaspesky Lab, will address the most pressing issues facing cybersecurity during a panel session at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.

Thomas Hendrik Ilves, president of Estonia; Jean-Paul Laborde, executive director of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate; and Bradford Smith, executive vice-president of Microsoft, will also take part in the discussion, taking place on 24 January 2015.

The panel will consider how it is possible to balance security and privacy in the Internet age, how to build resilient cyber defenses on a national level, and how international cooperation can bolster global cybersecurity generally.

Ahead of the meeting, Eugene Kaspersky comments: “The importance of cybersecurity is growing in line with the growth of our reliance on computer networks and connected devices. WEF in Davos is an excellent opportunity for world leaders to address the most burning issues we face in cyberspace. I’ve been observing how year by year cyberthreats and the ways to address them are gaining in importance on the agendas of the Davos Forums.”

Also at the World Economic Forum, which takes place in the small Swiss skiing resort town of Davos on January 21-24 2015, Kaspersky will meet a number of top officials and business leaders from different countries.

He says: “I can see how the protection of critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks has become an important priority for world leaders. My company has investigated and tackled some of the most sophisticated cyber-attacks in history, and this expertise is very much in demand today.”