Update: The software they gave us to try was in SPANISH! I can't understand a thing. So I'm fraggin' it. Grrrr.
The first presentation today was from a Russian malware detection company called Kaspersky. Cool Russian accents from their presenters. Makes me feel like I'm in a Cold War spy film. Why don't I hear more Russian accents on a daily basis. These folks have just flown in from Moscow... to QLD in Summer. That's gotta be a culture shock. They have lots of stats to show they update more often and faster than the other AV companies. They also run a site called www.viruslist.com which sounds like a good resource for keeping up to date with the latest viruses, malware, etc. Not that I ever bother tracking that stuff. I just hope to hell my virus signature is up to date. At the end of the presentation they put up a Q&A list assuring us that their founder didn't work for the KGB, that the company isn't a front for the Russian Government, that their HQ isn't in an old bomb silo, etc. Cool. They gave us a freebie version of their consumer version, so I'll play with it for a month and let you know what I think.