VB2019 was partnered by the following organizations

For more details of partnership opportunities with the VB Conference please contact Allison Sketchley by email or call +44 20 3920 6348.


Platinum partners

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 Premium, ESET Cyber Security Pro (for MacOS), and ESET Mobile Security for Android 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 for its detection. 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 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 1,600 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), Munich (Germany), Sydney (Australia), Toronto (Canada), Bournemouth (UK), Tokyo (Japan), Milan (Italy), and Mexico City (Mexico). Furthermore, ESET has established an extensive network of research & development centers in Bratislava, Košice and Žilina (Slovakia), San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Singapore (Singapore), Taunton (UK), Jablonec nad Nisou, Prague and Brno (Czech Republic), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Iaşi (Romania), and Tokyo (Japan) along with a network of partners spanning more than 200 countries and territories.

"The company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection and research. 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 was the first technology ever to receive its 100th VB100 award in December 2016."

 Post conference message:
"VB2019 represents another great event from the Virus Bulletin team. For ESET, the conference allowed us to show off some of our new talents and several of the topics circulating around ESET’s global research labs.

"From Attor and its look at the AT command set, on to Buhtrap, ESET was able to communicate the rapidly evolving threat landscape and capabilities of malicious actors globally.  We also took on gaming, rich headers, and a bit of AV history to round out our program.

"Again, thank you VB for the opportunity to share, amongst researcher peers, with the audience, as well as those following online.

"For anyone wishing to follow ESET research, welivesecurity.com holds the largest block of whitepapers, blogs and other expert perspectives."


Platinum-reason.png"Reason Cybersecurity, formerly known as Reason Core Security, is a leading cybersecurity company focusing on privacy protection. Founded in 2012, Reason is powered by a team of cyber experts and visionaries and led by Andrew Newman, a former Microsoft Lead Security Program Manager.

"Reason's cutting-edge technology engine protects the privacy of millions of users worldwide by scanning over 1B files in 180 countries a day. Its unique state-of-the-art data analytics platform identifies and protects against emerging threats, such as ransomware, spyware, trojans, worms, adware and more, at their earliest stage.

"Reason's researchers developed powerful privacy-focused features such as Antivirus & Malware Scan, Threat Removal, Real-time Protection, Ransomware Protection, Microphone & Webcam Protection, Secure Browsing, Tracking Protection and more."

Post conference message:
"Reason Cybersecurity would like to extend its appreciation to all attendees of the 2019 Virus Bulletin conference. We were honored to take part in this year’s conference as a premium Platinum Partner and to share our threat intelligence insights with leading researchers, analysts, and CISOs from around the world.

"During the conference, we presented Reason Labs, the threat research arm of Reason Cybersecurity. Reason Labs’ researchers collect raw data about existing and emerging threats and analyze it to deliver actionable insights in real-time. Our recent insight report, Threat analysis report: Save Yourself malware, was published on the Virus Bulletin site, and we would like to thank Virus Bulletin for providing us with such a respected platform for sharing it.

"With the objective of advancing the state of cybersecurity, Reason Labs is happy to share its threat intelligence insights, and is open to collaboration and sharing data.

"We invite you to visit the Reason Labs website and Twitter page or contact us at [email protected]. See you next year in Dublin!"



Gold partners

avast-web.jpg"Avast is a global leader in digital security products. With over 400 million users online, Avast offers products under the Avast and AVG brands that protect people from threats on the internet and the evolving IoT threat landscape.

"The company’s threat detection network is among the most advanced in the world, using machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to detect and stop threats in real time.

  • Protects users’ online security and privacy with award-winning, cross-platform VPN and antivirus products, both free and premium. Plus, private online browsing with the Avast Secure Browser Safeguarding small and medium businesses from the growing threat of downtime, lost revenue, and reputational damage caused by cyberattacks with integrated, layered endpoint and network security solutions.
  • Keeps families safe with technologies that can report children's locations to parents and provide control over their online activities. These apps are provided directly through app stores and through telecom carriers.
  • Helps users to boost their productivity with cleanup and performance products that optimize their personal computers by removing junk and unwanted files.
  • Secures home Wi-Fi networks as well as every smart device connected to them, both directly to consumers and through telecom partners so they can keep their subscribers safe.

"Avast digital security products for Mobile, PC or Mac are top-ranked and certified by VB100, AV-Comparatives, AV-Test, OPSWAT, West Coast Labs and others. Avast is a public company listed at the London Stock Exchange. Visit: www.avast.com."

Post conference message:
"We were delighted to again be part of Virus Bulletin this year, and I specifically was honoured to speak at the event, which is one of the top security conferences in the world.

"Virus Bulletin 2019 provided top-quality presentations by world-class security professionals, supported with insightful whitepapers. Thereby, Virus Bulletin has once again proven to be an important platform for knowledge exchange in the cybersecurity industry.

"Thanks to Martijn and the entire VB team, the organization process was excellent, the communication prompt and fast." - Anna Shirakova, Security Researcher, Avast"


Gold-Facebook.png"Founded in 2004, Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what's going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them."


Kaspersky-gold.jpg"When it comes to cybersecurity, few companies are as tried and true as Kaspersky. With more than 20 years of experience, it has demonstrated a willingness and aptitude to not just reinvent itself in line with the ever-evolving threat landscape, but to organically and methodically remain one step ahead of the dangers that affect so many companies and individuals.

"Catering for larger enterprises, consumers and the requirements of the industry, Kaspersky has gone beyond offering standalone products, and has instead employed a business model which champions integration and a much more flexible aligning of solutions to each individual client's needs. More than 400 million users on five continents are protected through the expertise of Kaspersky, and with 20 million new product activations every year, that number continues to grow. The company's comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialised security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. www.kaspersky.com"

Post conference message:
"Kaspersky was honoured to contribute towards to Virus Bulletin 2019, that brings together a community of researchers and experts across the globe.

"The meaning of being truly secure has evolved and become broader over the last few years. It is now not only about the battle between security solutions and malicious software. That is why we were glad to contribute on different subjects – such as stalkerware and digital privacy, attacks on ISPs and the discovery of sophisticated Reductor malware, as well as malware-like cheats in the world of video gaming.

"We all look forward to further developing our relationship with Virus Bulletin, creating more opportunities for partnerships and knowledge sharing."


TalosBrand_CMYK2.jpeg"Cisco Talos is one of the largest and most trusted providers of cutting-edge security research globally. We provide the data Cisco Security products and services use to take action. The key differentiator of Talos is our process — seeing what is happening broadly across the threat landscape, acting on that data rapidly and meaningfully, and driving protection. The core mission at Talos is to provide verifiable and customizable defensive technologies and techniques that help customers quickly protect their assets. Our job is protecting your network."



Silver partners:


endgame-2.jpg"Endgame makes military-grade endpoint protection as simple as anti-virus. Leveraging the industry’s most advanced machine learning technology, Endgame enables security operators of any skill level to deliver full-force protection, stopping everything from ransomware, to phishing, and targeted attacks. Endgame is the only endpoint security platform to offer a unique hybrid architecture that delivers both cloud administration and data localization that meets all industry, regulatory, and global compliance requirements. The US military as well as the world's largest commercial organizations rely on Endgame to protect their people, technology and mission, globally. For more information, visit www.endgame.comand follow us on Twitter @EndgameInc."


G_DATA_Logo_TIGS_2017_4C.jpg"G DATA Software AG is considered to be the inventor of anti-virus. It was more than 30 years ago that the company, founded in Bochum in 1985, developed the first commercial program to combat computer viruses. These days, G DATA is one of the world's leading providers of cyber defence solutions. With the AI-technology DeepRay, an innovative in-house development, G DATA is able to quickly react to new malware samples.

"Today, G DATA is much more than an anti-virus company. If offers a range of services — from security awareness trainings to security assessments as well as detailed penetration tests. The endpoint protection product range comprises security solutions for private customers as well as medium- to large-sized enterprises."


intel-logo.jpg"Join Intel at Virus Bulletin to learn more about how Intel's innovation, together with partners and customers, is building the trusted foundation for computing in a data-centric world. www.intel.com"


intezer-logo.jpg"Intezer introduces a Genetic Malware Analysis technology, offering enterprises automated malware analysis for improving their security operations and accelerating incident response. Intezer’s platform provides a fast, in-depth understanding of any device or file by mapping its code DNA at the 'gene' level. By identifying the origins of every single piece of code within seconds, Intezer can quickly detect code reuse to known malware, as well as code that was seen in trusted applications. For more information, visit www.intezer.com."

Post conference message:
"We hope you enjoyed this year’s Virus Bulletin conference! As a follow up to the event, we wanted to provide you with additional resources that may help with your threat investigations. Together with Check Point, we have conducted research using our Genetic Malware Analysis technology which maps code connections inside Russia's APT ecosystem www.intezer.com/blog-russian-apt-ecosystem.

"In brief, we have mapped code similarities between 2,000 Russian APT samples, identifying 22,000 code reuse connections between the samples, in addition to 3.85 million non-unique pieces of code that were shared. We have also released two open-source tools which can be used by the infosec community to investigate Russian-related cyber attacks:

  • Russian APT Map – an interactive map revealing connections between dozens of Russian APT families and their components. Try it now!
  • Russian APT Detector – a signature-based tool to scan a file, folder, or entire file system to search for infections made by Russian APTs

"We hope you will find the research and associated open-source tools both interesting and useful. For more information on how Genetic Malware Analysis can enrich your organization’s threat intelligence by classifying malware, attributing nation-state sponsored threats, and more, please contact Michael Kent at [email protected]."


Qihoo-360-web.png"Founded in August 2005, Qihoo 360 has become the largest Internet security company in China. It covers more than 90% individual users on the market. It is also a leading company in the enterprise security market. Internet and security are two genes of Qihoo 360 infused to the company at its birth time. The company integrates security technology seamlessly with AI, big data, and cloud computing technologies. It is also an innovative player that developed its own multiple antivirus engines. Its idea of 'Internet+' also brings disruptive revolution to the traditional security industry. As the largest security vendor from China, Qihoo 360 is taking an active role to help building the global security community. To promote the development of security communities, Qihoo 360 actively participates in various collaborations with industrial partners, academic professionals, and research institutions."


TotalAV-logo.jpg"TotalAV launched in 2016 and has since become one of the fastest growing anti-malware products in the market.

"Identifying and understanding our customers' needs was paramount to the development of TotalAV. A clean and easy to use interface was created around Avira's SAVAPI engine and our own cloud-based URL detection technology, making the complicated world of cybersecurity effortless to understand.

"As communities continue to rely further on day to day digital products, we have ensured our software is available across all widely used platforms, with a support network readily available at the click of a button.

"As a company, we are always pushing forward, and since launching, we have seen rapid growth and downloads from across the globe. 2019 is projected to be our most successful year to date as we move from strength to strength."



Sponsor of the Threat Intelligence Practitioners' Summit

CTA-web.jpg"The Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) is a not-for-profit, US-based organization that improves the cybersecurity of the global digital ecosystem by enabling near real-time, high-quality cyber threat information sharing among companies and organizations in the cybersecurity field. With over 20 members based in eight different countries and with global reach, we seek to protect end-users, disrupt malicious actors, and elevate overall security for everyone. Members use our automated platform to share, validate, and deploy actionable threat intelligence to their customers in near-real time. They share research findings and priorities with each other at human speed as well. Based on our shared intelligence, CTA and its members create outputs, collaborate on actions, and respond to cyber incidents to reduce the overall effectiveness of malicious actors’ tools and infrastructure. Finally, CTA shares content, establishes partnerships, and promotes policies that enhance the overall security and resilience of the digital ecosystem."



NextGen Patron

android_wordmark_rgb_green.png"Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc."



Evening networking partner

malwarebytes.png"Malwarebytes proactively protects people and businesses against dangerous threats such as malware, ransomware and exploits that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes completely replaces antivirus with artificial intelligence-powered technology that stops cyberattacks before they can compromise home computers and business endpoints. More than 60,000 businesses and millions of people worldwide trust and recommend Malwarebytes solutions. Our team of threat researchers and security experts process emerging and established threats every day, from all over the globe. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California, with offices in Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit us at http://www.malwarebytes.com/."



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: Organized view of component vulnerabilities – an organized presentation of the current cyber-health of individual components of IT vulnerability. 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."



Early morning caffeine hit partner

Microsoft-logo.jpg"The Microsoft Virus Initiative shares key technical details of Microsoft technologies with our security technology partners to provide a better together integration experience designed to help protect our shared customers from malicious software. By working together, we can help realize Microsoft's vision that customers are protected by their choice of security solutions that are performant, reliable, and aligned with Windows technology & strategy."



Supporting organizations


 "The Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO) is an international non-profit association that focuses on addressing the global need for improvement in the objectivity, quality, and relevance of anti-malware testing methodologies. AMTSO is a member-driven organization, and all our activities are directed and steered by our 60+ members from across the security and testing industries, around the world."


Avira.jpg"Avira protects people across all devices, both directly and via our OEM partnerships. Avira OEM licenses technology and delivers world-class cyber threat intelligence to the industry’s most successful cyber-security companies.

"Our portfolio of cyber-security technologies includes anti-malware SDKs, cloud sandboxes, APIs, threat intelligence feeds, on-premise machine learning and white-labelled solutions.

"We enable you to get to market quicker and protect your customers better by building a relationship unique to your business needs. Learn more at oem.avira.com. Linkedin: Avira Insights. Twitter: @AviraInsights"


CSA.jpg"The Clean Software Alliance is a non-profit organization, originally established in 2014 by Microsoft with the main goal of forming a channel of communication between the software distribution and monetization industry constituents.

"The Clean Software Alliance (CSA) champions sustainable, consumer-friendly practices within the software distribution ecosystem by establishing and enforcing best practices by and among its members and the industry at large. Comprised of antimalware vendors, software distribution and monetization firms, and major software platforms, the CSA works across its constituents to codify and operationalize industry best practices through guidelines, policies, and technology that balance the software industry's needs while preserving customer choice and customer control."

The Clean Software Alliance will host the 5th Annual Summit, to be held on October 5th 2019 at the Novotel London West Hotel in London, UK immediately after the annual Virus Bulletin conference (VB2019). Details about the 5th Annual CSA Summit, agenda and feedback can be found at the RSVP page. https://csaannualsummit.splashthat.com/


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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