VB2018 is partnered by the following organizations:

For more details of partnership opportunities with the VB Conference please contact Allison Sketchley by email or call +44 1235 544034.


Platinum partners:






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ESET-130.jpg"Since 1987, ESET® has been developing security software that now enables over 110 million users to Enjoy Safer Technology™. Its broad security product portfolio covers all popular platforms, and provides both businesses and consumers around the world with the perfect balance of speed detection and usability. ESET NOD32® Antivirus, ESET Smart Security, ESET Cyber Security (its solution for Mac), and ESET Mobile Security for Android OS are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.

"The beginnings of ESET date back to 1987, when two young programming enthusiasts, Peter Paško and Miroslav Trnka, discovered one of the world's first computer viruses. They dubbed it 'Vienna' and wrote a program to detect it. Many other virus discoveries quickly followed, sparking the idea to devise a universal software solution to counter what were, at the time, emerging and relatively little-known computer threats.

"What started as the brainchild of a few friends has since evolved into an entire range of consumer, business and enterprise IT security solutions that are considered to be among the fastest and most effective in the world. Engineered for speed and stability, they fulfil the founders' vision of making advanced computer technology safe for everyone to use, whatever their level of IT skills or experience. Throughout the company's expansion, ESET has stayed true to the principles underpinning the company's philosophy – responsibility, reliability and honesty. These, coupled with innovation, continue to be the driving force behind the company's success and growth.

"Today, ESET has more than 1,500 employees globally. Headquartered in Bratislava (Slovakia), it has regional distribution centers in San Diego, Buenos Aires, and Singapore as well as country offices located in Sao Paulo (Brazil), Prague (Czech Republic), Jena (Germany), Sydney (Australia), Toronto (Canada), Bournemouth (UK), Taunton (UK) and Mexico City. Furthermore, ESET has established an extensive network of research & development centres in Bratislava (Slovakia), Prague (Czech Republic), Košice and Žilina (Slovakia), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada) and Iaşi (Romania) along with a network of partners spanning more than 200 countries and territories.

"The company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. The proven detection capabilities and low system demands of its security solutions continue to be recognized by independent testing organizations. ESET's NOD32 anti-malware system holds the world record for the longest unbroken string of acclaimed VB100 awards; it obtained its 100th VB100 award in December 2016."


tencent-new.jpg"Founded in November 1998, Tencent is a leading provider of Internet value-added services in China. Since its establishment, Tencent has maintained steady growth under its user-oriented operating strategies. On 16 June 2004, Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK 700) went public on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

"It is Tencent's mission to enhance the quality of human life through Internet services. Presently, Tencent provides social platforms and digital content services under the 'Connection' Strategy. Tencent's leading Internet platforms in China – QQ (QQ Instant Messenger), Weixin/WeChat, QQ.com, QQ Games, Qzone and Tenpay – have brought together China's largest Internet community, to meet the various needs of Internet users including communication, information, entertainment, financial services and others. As of 31 December 2017, the number of monthly active QQ user accounts was 783 million while its peak concurrent user accounts reached 271 million. Combined MAU of Weixin and WeChat was 989 million. The development of Tencent has profoundly influenced the ways hundreds of millions of Internet users communicate with one another as well as their lifestyles. It also brings possibilities of a wider range of applications to China's Internet industry.

"Looking forward, Tencent remains committed to enhancing its development and innovation capabilities while strengthening its nationwide branding for its long-term development. More than 50% of Tencent employees are R&D staff. Tencent has obtained patents relating to technologies in various areas: instant messaging, e-commerce, online payment services, search engine, information security, gaming, and many more. In 2007, Tencent invested more than RMB100 million in setting up the Tencent Research Institute, China's first Internet research institute, with
campuses in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. The institute focuses on the self-development of core Internet technologies, in pursuing its development and innovation for the industry.

"Tencent's long-term vision is to become the most respected Internet enterprise. In order to fulfill corporate social responsibilities and to promote civil Internet communities, Tencent has been actively participating in public charity programs. In 2006, Tencent inaugurated the Tencent Charity Fund, the first charity foundation set up by a Chinese Internet enterprise, and the public charity website gongyi.qq.com. The website focuses on youth education, assisting impoverished communities, care for the disadvantaged, and disaster relief. Tencent has recently begun a number of public charity projects across China. It strives to help build a harmonious society and to become a good corporate citizen."




Gold partners:

Gold-Kaspersky-2.jpg"Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company, which has operated 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."





Silver partners:





Qihoo-360-web.png"Founded in August 2005, Qihoo 360 has become the biggest Internet security company in China. It covers more than 90% of the individual users in the market. 360 is also a leading company in the B2B enterprise security market. Internet and security are two inherent components of 360, infused within the company at its birth time. The company integrates security technology seamlessly with AI, big data, cloud computing and other technologies. 360 is also an innovative player that developed its own multiple anti-virus engines. Its whole idea of 'Internet+' also brings disruptive revolution to the traditional security industry."


Reason-logo-text-side.png"Reason Software Company is the leading cybersecurity company focused on privacy and data protection. At Reason, we believe that stronger privacy starts with stronger security. User data has become the most valuable prize for cybercriminals, so Reason leverages its unique threat analytics platform to identify and protect against emerging threats at their earliest stage. Powered by an expert team, led by former Microsoft Lead Security Program Manager, Andrew Newman, Reason's cybersecurity engine scans over 1B files a day across 180 countries, protecting the privacy of millions of users worldwide."




Getting connected partner:

Secudit-internet-sponsor.jpg"Secudit combines global cyber-threat intelligence with local network traffic monitoring and penetration testing to provide an enterprise with a continuously updated IT vulnerability dashboard. This dashboard provides enterprises with diagnostics of their overall cyber-health while indicating the specific sources of their greatest exposures to successful cyber attack.

"The Secudit dashboard operates at two diagnostic levels, both of which are continuously updated:

  1. Organized view of component vulnerabilities – an organized presentation of the current cyber-health of individual components of IT vulnerability.
  2. Correlated view of patterns of vulnerability evolution – cross-correlation of component indicators to discern and present patterns of emerging vulnerability that might otherwise be hidden.

"Secudit provides vulnerability detection and actionable recommendations for vulnerability mitigation. Secudit is not an operational incident response system (i.e. Secudit is not another SIEM). Rather than supporting real-time responses to specific security incidents, Secudit supports the continual improvement of incident response preparedness by exposing weaknesses in the current incident response plan, policies and deployment."




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SE-Labs.jpg"SE Labs aims to improve information technology security by assessing products and services designed to detect attacks, protect against intrusions, or both. We test a range of solutions including endpoint software, network appliances and cloud services. Our tests are technically accurate and relevant, and are conducted with the utmost integrity.

"Constantly innovating, SE Labs has developed next-generation testing to prove the abilities of 'next-generation' security products using a comprehensive, full-stack approach to security assessment powered by true and detailed threat intelligence. Our end-to-end, targeted attack detection, protection and response testing is world class and capable of evaluating endpoint, appliance and cloud-based products and services."











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