ESET NOD32 Antivirus has achieved the longest unbroken string of Virus Bulletin VB100 Awards — a testament to the consistent high-quality performance of ESET security across all platforms. In its latest August comparative review, Virus Bulletin has called ESET a “provider with a flawless record” and refered to ESET NOD32 Antivirus 6 as “simple to install”, “very speedy updates” “combining unfussy good looks with comprehensive finetuning controls”. And VB continues: “ESET adds another VB100 award to its tally, maintaining its 100% pass record going back over a decade”. ESET NOD32 technology has received more VB100 awards than any other AV software vendor on the market. From October 2 until October 4, 2013, ESET researchers are taking part and presenting at the Virus Bulletin 2013 Conference in Berlin with Andrew Lee, CEO ESET North America, delivering a keynote speech. “The events of the last few years from Bradley Manning to Edward Snowden have brought with them a tranche of new ethical issues. On the one hand the ‘old-school’ approach is to see malware, detect malware, but it is increasingly likely that in future (if not already) companies will come under pressure from government agencies and perhaps be compelled by law, to avoid detection, disclose data or report on customer activity. Is there a need for a collective response from the industry?,” states Andrew Lee in his conference abstract which highlights the content and philosophy of his address. “What are the issues around trusting sample or vulnerability sharing with companies known to share (or to be compelled to share) such information with governments?,” continues CEO of ESET North America. In his keynote speech, Andrew Lee aims not to provide definitive answers, but tries to open a wider conversation by examining some of the issues and asking the relevant questions.