The 12th Annual Virus Bulletin Conference Hits The Big Easy

Virus Bulletin announces that the 12th annual Virus Bulletin International Conference (VB2002) will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans, September 26-27 2002. VB2002 is the only event to focus exclusively on the threat of computer viruses and has established an unbeatable reputation as the international meeting place for anti-virus professionals.

With an ever-increasing number of computer viruses in the wild, VB2002 provides a unique opportunity to meet the world’s leading virus experts all housed under one roof. More than 30 papers will be presented, with topics ranging from heuristics, computer viruses and the law, Linux, Win32, Java and XP to best practice for corporate anti-virus. VB2002 offers parallel tracks of corporate and technical presentations.

ESET, Computer Associates, Sophos and Information Security Magazine are the sponsors of VB2002.

“One of the most important ways that the business technology community can protect itself against the ever-proliferating range of virus threats is by sharing information about those threats and effective counter measures,” said Ian Hameroff, director of anti-virus solutions at Computer Associates. “VB2002 provides an excellent forum for this kind of sharing, and we are proud to bring our extensive experience in security management to this exciting event.”

“There is an exceptional line-up of virus experts at this year’s conference. Visitors can look forward to some lively discussion and debate,” said Helen Martin, Editor of Virus Bulletin. “Covering a wide range of technical and business-focused issues, VB2002 offers comprehensive analysis and advice about viruses and how to protect against them.”

VB2002’s social programme includes a welcome cocktail reception on board the Creole Queen Paddlewheeler as well as a gala dinner, which will feature the finest entertainment the Big Easy has to offer.

VB2002 takes place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, located in the heart of downtown New Orleans, just minutes from the historic French Quarter and the scenic river-front. It can be reached in 30 minutes by taxi from New Orleans Airport. For more details visit

Virus Bulletin is a subscription-based monthly journal entirely dedicated to reporting and analysing malicious computer programs. The Bulletin has an international readership and a reputation in the industry as the only publication to focus exclusively on the threat to business from computer viruses.

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