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HealthIamA deaf guy who grew up in the hearing world, and speaks.

May 13th 2017 by Samok1 • 25 Questions • 82 Points

Hello, Boys and Girls of Reddit!
20 years at Kaspersky Lab, and computer security still amazes me!
My business is about protecting people and organizations from cyberthreats. People often ask me “Hey Eugene, how’s business?” And I always say “Business is good, unfortunately”.
The threat landscape is evolving fast. We increasingly depend on computerized equipment and networks - which means the risks we face in cyberspace are growing as well. Plus: cybersecurity has also become a very hot political topic.
Future of cybersecurity, cyber-warfare, cyber-tactics in an increasingly politicized world, attribution, relationship between governments and cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, Russian hackers – what do you want to know?
And of course there’s our company: we’re different, and well-known, and that comes with a price. Myths start to appear, and many people don’t know what’s fact and what’s fiction. Well, I do.
The truth matters – and I’m ready to explain whatever you want to know, about cybersecurity, our company, or even myself.
You can start posting your questions right now! And from 9.00 am EST I’ll start answering them! Ask me anything! Let’s make it fun and interesting!
The answers will be all mine (although I’ve got one of our guys here with me to post the replies.)
My personal blog
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UPDATE 1:10 PM EST: Thanks for your questions folks! Especially for the tough ones. That was really interesting, but I have to go back to work now! I’ll do my best to come back later to answer questions which I couldn’t address today using my blog. Aloha!
UPDATE 2:20 PM EST OK. Answered more. Thank you all again. Have a nice day!

Q:

What were some of the challenges of being deaf? Some of the rewards?

EDIT: Death != Deaf

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So you guys are suing Trump for these acts against the environment, of which he's used executive orders to do so. Since you guys are merely suing, does this actually stop the executive order from being executed? Or is there only a fine? What are Trumps repercussions for you guys winning a lawsuit?


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Mr Bacon - Would you like to see, and/or star in a Tremors remake??

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Brings to mind the Wired article from 7/2012 - Russia’s Top Cyber Sleuth Foils US Spies, Helps Kremlin Pals - Kaspersky has 300 million customers. His geek squad uncovers US cyberweapons. And he has deep ties to the KGB’s successors in Moscow."


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Awesome question! Challenges: being isolated at times, especially in groups, and feeling left out when people had conversations around the table. Sometimes missing out on the social subtleties. People patronizing me. The academics could be tricky at times, but it was the social thing that got to me more. As a child, I was terrified of the dark, and losing my eyesight.

Advantages: Makes me unique. I see life from a different perspective and can contribute unique ideas. Have adapted to having good peripheral vision which helps me with sports. Also much more observant than most people, especially when it comes to body language.

Also adapted to following other non verbal cues, in communication, such as trying to understand where the person is coming from – and empathize with their point of view (did a TEDx talk on how to listen with your attention, your eyes, and your heart). https://youtu.be/dx70vvOSlNY?t=13s

If it’s too noisy, I can turn off my hearing aid and enjoy the silence. Nobody has to fight with me in the car about what music to play, as I go along with it, and just turn off my hearing aid if I hate the sound. I don’t have to listen to Justin Bieber. If I’m losing an argument with my wife, I just turn off my hearing aid, close my eyes and flip her the bird. (Don’t recommend this?!)

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Our goal in filing the lawsuits is to get court orders reversing the illegal actions. For example, in our challenge to Trump’s order that purports to overturn Obama’s withdrawal of most of the Arctic and parts of the Atlantic Oceans from availability for offshore oil drilling, our goal is to get a court order declaring Trump’s action illegal and invalid, which would have the effect of confirming the protection of these ocean waters against oil drilling.


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we are working on that!

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Hi! As i said earlier, this article is complete and utter BS.


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Advantages: Makes me unique. I see life from a different perspective and can contribute unique ideas. Have adapted to having good peripheral vision which helps me with sports. Also much more observant than most people, especially when it comes to body language

What would you say is the key for whether or not someone is attracted to you?

I'd say it's about how they cast their glances at you / how often they do it / and how they react to you looking at them

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Were Obama's orders illegal? I don't see how undoing one executive order via means of a different order made later is illegal.


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Would you do a cooking show called Kevin Bakin'?

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Article referenced

What part(s) of the article is BS?


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If I could figure out that, and give people the secret formula, I'd be a multimillionaire. Am off the market, but I can be clueless... yes your assumptions make sense. Also if they're leaning to you, and if their lips move, and you see the words: "you're hot." :-)

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The law in question, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), gives the president authority to withdraw areas from availability for offshore drilling. That’s what Obama did when he protected most of the Arctic and part of the Atlantic. It was plainly legal for him to do so, and no one has challenged it. While OCSLA gives the president authority to withdraw areas from availability for oil drilling, it doesn’t give the president authority to reverse those withdrawals. That authority rests with Congress, and Trump’s effort to grab it for himself violated both OCSLA and the constitutional separation of powers. Which is why we sued.


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HMMMMMMM.....sure!

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Hi! detailed here


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Well, no one every wants to meet him, but he does get a nice cloak and scythe to carry around.

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What exactly was illegal about his actions? If Obama had the authority to make those areas unavailable to drilling, doesn't the next President have the authority to reverse that decision?

I looked on your website for info about why it's illegal, but all that seems to say is "artic drilling is bad, mmkay".


Q:

Hey, Mr. Bacon! One of my favorite films you've starred in is James Gunn's Super. Did you enjoy working on that movie?

Also, how do you feel about the Kevin Bacon jokes on American Dad?

A:

Do you use a user account with local admin rights on your machine?


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LOL. Happens all the time! When the doctors found out I was deaf, my Mum called her friend to tell her that I was deaf. Her friend comes running over to our house, freaking out, thinking that my mother said I was "dead." Helped her put things in perspective.

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Posting again: The law in question, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), gives the president authority to withdraw areas from availability for offshore drilling. That’s what Obama did when he protected most of the Arctic and part of the Atlantic. It was plainly legal for him to do so, and no one has challenged it. While OCSLA gives the president authority to withdraw areas from availability for oil drilling, it doesn’t give the president authority to reverse those withdrawals. That authority rests with Congress, and Trump’s effort to grab it for himself violated both OCSLA and the constitutional separation of powers. Which is why we sued.


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I loved doing super! and I don't mind jokes at my expense

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No, and neither should you.


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Probably too late, but how do you know if you're too loud or too quiet when you talk?

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Aren't there already pipes in the area where the Dakota pipeline is being proposed?

If so. Why is THIS pipeline so different/Bad?


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What is your favorite bill Paxton memory?

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What's your first dog's name and mother's maiden name?


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Great question! It's an ongoing issue with me. When I don't have my hearing aid on, I have a hard time telling, and I take a guess based on my surroundings... how people are reacting to me etc, and if there's machinery around. With my hearing aid on, I can hear my voice a little better, but again it's a bit of guesswork, and I often ask people around me if I'm speaking too loudly or too quietly. I am sensitive to facial expressions etc. However, over the years, I have a pretty good idea of what may be a loud environment... obviously a nightclub is the worst. However, I've been wrong many times, and will continue to be wrong going forward.

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The Dakota Access pipeline would cross the Missouri River a half mile upstream of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. An oil spill would be catastrophic to the tribe and its members. The original pipeline path was supposed to cross the river just upstream of Bismarck, North Dakota, but it was moved to just upsteam of the reservation. That is an injustice, especially coming in the wake of centuries of injustice perpetrated against Native Americans. Finally, if we already have as many pipelines as you suggest, we certainly don’t need another one that will have to be paid for by many years of increased fossil fuel production. Instead, we need to move toward cleaner and smarter energy, for economic as well as environmental reasons.


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I loved that man, you could not be in a bad mood around him. so enthusiastic

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Nice try:-), and please note that phishing can be a punishable offense in the place you live in.


Q:

Don't worry, it's funny and cute

Any decent person will understand

A:

Are you still litigating over Dakota Access? If you are, is that a prudent use of charitable assets given that the odds of prevailing are between slim and none?


Q:

Hey Kevin. Big fan.

I just recently watched the movie Cop Car and thought you were a great in it. So much fun to watch you be the bad guy.

Any plans to play a piece of human garbage again in the near future?

A:

What are some of the myths about malware and cybersecurity that didn't hold water in the earlier days (say 1990-2005), but turned out to be real and threatening post that age?


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Thank you. However, it can get annoying and tiresome to people who are around me a lot.

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We are still litigating over the Dakota Access Pipeline. We may or may not win the case. But we don’t give up until the case is over, and the case isn’t over. Whether or not we succeed in stopping the pipeline, the case has been incredibly valuable. It’s galvanized unity and empowerment among Native American groups. Things will never be the same in the fight for Native American rights, thanks to the courage and commitment of the Standing Rock Sioux. It has been an honor for Earthjustice to represent them.


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love beingh the bad guy!

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Good question, was trying to recall such myths back from those days. Unrealistic myths, some ridiculous stuff never came into reality. But some bleak predictions like Internet worms, attacks on industrial systems, mobile malware, they all came true.


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Do you wish you had learned as a baby?

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Can you explain how the question of standing affects your litigation? Specifically with something like drilling in the arctic or mining on public lands, how does the question of standing get hashed out in your cases?


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You're quite adept at playing heroes and villains. Which one do you personally enjoy more? Cheers!!!

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What was your reaction to having your executive charged with treason? What is your response to this article?

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/russia-treason-fsb-spies-kaspersky-labs-us-intelligence-denies-cia-hacking/


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Actually, I am glad I didn't learn as a baby, as I was able to focus on communicating through the oral auditory method at a young age. Our brains are adaptable when we're infants, and the earlier you use the auditory / oral intervention, the better.

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Let’s take drilling in the Arctic as an example of how standing works in environmental lawsuits. In order to file a lawsuit, you have to have a personal stake in the matter. In the Arctic drilling cases, our clients are organizations whose members use the Arctic Ocean for fishing or whale watching or a host of other activities that would be harmed if there was a giant oil spill in the Arctic Ocean, one of the worst places in the world to have an oil spill. That potential harm to our clients’ interests is what gives them legal standing to sue. And that legal doctrine allows our clients to hold the federal government accountable for following the law by taking the government to court. It’s an incredibly important and valuable system of checks and balances that forces the government to be accountable to ordinary citizens.


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i like deep well rounded characters

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Unfortunately we have zero information about the case, it is classified, and the company is not involved in the investigation. I was very surprised because the arrested guy was very enthusiastic about fighting against cybercrime.


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How did you overcome this difficulty of being deaf?

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I don't intend this to be a frivolous question, but if an action (say, dismantling the Clean Air Plan) has a negative impact on everyone who breathes, doesn't everyone with lungs have standing? Can a lawsuit be mounted on behalf of human life?


Q:

Do you like bacon?

A:

Do the the new artificial intelligence based malware detection systems copy your signatures?


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I focussed on what I could do, instead of feeling sorry for myself. I may have been deaf, but in the grand scheme of things it wasn't too bad, as I grew up in a 1st world country, with a loving family, and a roof over my head. I had lots of speech therapy and just refused to let it get in my way.

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The nature of an environmental dispute can affect the number of people who have standing to sue. For example, a mining proposal that would harm a place that only a few dedicated hikers visit might have a relatively small number of people with standing to sue over it. On the other hand, a wide-ranging proposal to weaken protections for clean air might have a large community of air-breathers with standing to sue.


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hell yes!

A:

Hi! Not exactly but close to that


Q:

How did getting a cochlear implant affect your ability to hear?

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http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/27/trump-will-overturn-obamas-permanent-arctic-offshore-drilling-ban/

"In December, Obama designated “the vast majority of U.S. waters in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas as indefinitely off limits to offshore oil and gas leasing,” and promised to review drilling through a “climate” lens."

all those countries you mentioned have a stake up there. The seas mentioned are basically east and west of Alaska.

http://www.bugbog.com/maps/arctic_circle_map/


Q:

How often do you play six degrees of yourself?

A:

Guess many have heard of the complexity and the difficulty of reversing Stuxnet, but I was wondering if there is a sample, or family, that had you or the team working long and hard to understand it? Or maybe just baffled or amazed by it's complexity or stupidity.

Pretty much anything that have made an impression.


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I was one of the first deaf people (from birth) in Canada to get a 22 channel implant back in the nineties. The audiologist and doctor told us that it may not help, but I felt I had nothing to lose. I LOVE my implant. I can hear better now, and the technology is getting better every year. As I get older, my eyesight gets worse, but my hearing improves each year, so I figure that it all evens out. The implant really helps most kids who are born deaf, as their brains are more malleable, and I've met many kids who speak beautifully, and you'd have no idea that they're deaf.

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There has never been offshore oil production in America’s Arctic Ocean, and there never should be, for three groups of reasons. It’s a valuable and fragile place, home to whales and other ocean wildlife that don’t mix well with offshore oil drilling. It’s one of the worst places in the world to have an oil spill, given the extreme weather and distance from Coast Guard stations and infrastructure needed for clean-up. And the Arctic is the part of our planet that may be suffering the most from climate change – it would add insult to injury to drill for oil in the Arctic and then burn the oil in order to further heat up the climate and hurt the Arctic even more. Our nation and our planet are moving toward new and better sources of clean energy. The solution to our energy problems is to accelerate the transition to cleaner energy, not drill for oil at the ends of the Earth in places where we’ve never even produced oil before.


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hahahaha never happens

A:

I personally don’t analyze the code since 2007, so I suggest my GReAT guys can give a much better answer.
One of the most idiotic things I saw was a 13-byte MS-DOS computer worm which simply copied itself on the hard drive. Once.


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What do you like listening to when you're concentrating?

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Is there a lot of precedent for independent law firms like yours challenging the powers that be and winning? What would be the tipping point in moving toward victory? A higher court taking on your case? There must be thousands of lawsuits against trump that will never see the light of day.


Q:

Kevin, how hot was it on a set of "Wild Things" with those hotties almost naked?

A:

What is the process of finding a solution to a cyberthreat? Is it like coding in reverse, or more like chess, or does it depend from time to time?


Q:

I actually find it very hard to concentrate if there's sound, so I turn off my hearing aid if I have to really concentrate.

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We win a lot more cases than we lose, which is amazing when you consider the political and economic power of our adversaries in court – the federal government, the oil industry, the coal industry, many other industries, many state governments. We’re David against Goliath, and fortunately David wins a lot. As a result, there are wild places and wild species that wouldn’t exist, at all or in their current condition, except for Earthjustice lawsuits. And there are children who are breathing cleaner air and drinking cleaner water than they would otherwise. We believe that the law can make the world a better place, and we work every day to make that happen.


Q:

very hot. Miami in august!

A:

99.99%+ of the incoming malicious code is done automatically by our self-learning systems. The rest goes to the hands of our virus analysts working around the clock, mostly their job is about reverse-engineering of malicious code. Very complicated cases go to our special team of experts, and large investigations look more like collecting a very big and complicated puzzle, not chess.


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A:

Do you think anything would happen with this lawsuit, or will it just get added to his already massive pile of lawsuits?


Q:

Hi Kevin Bacon, what is your advice on living a successful and happy life?

A:

Eugene, do you use a password manager?


Q:

Just updated my website to say I'm doing an AMA. https://www.stephenokeefe.net/

A:

The American system of laws and courts is a wonderful thing. Everyone has to follow the law – I have to follow the law, you have to follow the law, and President Trump has to follow the law. When someone doesn’t, ordinary citizens can go into court and seek to hold them accountable. That’s what we’re doing at Earthjustice to fight back against the Trump administration’s illegal actions. And we will get decisions from the courts on all these cases. The wheels of justice sometimes turn a little slowly, but they do turn. One of the great things about filing public interest environmental lawsuits is that you generally get a ruling, up or down.


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wow , stay in the day. breath!

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I do, our own one.


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What do you do with your law degree?

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Could you explain a bit more about how the Trump administration is trying to undo various public protections? Are they declining to enforce federal regulations? or trying to change the regulations?


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What's the worst joke you've heard about your name?

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When did you wrote your last line of code? And what was it?


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I practiced law for a few years, and then quit law. I never liked it to begin with, and back then the technology wasn't as good for deaf people, so it was a struggle for me. I had to be prepared to work my ass off and love it to make it work somehow and I wasn't prepared to do that. Am glad I did go to law school, as I used the analytical skills I gained from it, to run a manufacturing business for many years, and to do investments.

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So far they have mostly been focused on trying to (illegally) reverse pro-environment actions taken by President Obama. Examples of this include their attempted reversing of the federal coal leasing moratorium adopted by President Obama in early 2016, and their attempted to reverse President Obama’s withdrawal of most of the Arctic Ocean and important parts of the Atlantic Ocean from availability for offshore oil leasing. We’ve filed lawsuits against both those Trump administration actions, which violate the National Environmental Policy Act and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act respectively.


Q:

lot's of sizzling stuff

A:

First days of January 2010, location: Patriot Hills base, Antarctica.


Q:

Did you forget to add the cool round square avatar/icon next to the left of your posting? Did the moderators forget to mark the Posting as "Live"?

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Do you have any recommendations on what an everyday dude can do to stop/slow the DOI from reverting recently designated National Monuments? I see the public comment period starts on the 12th, so I will definitely be doing that. Any other ideas?


Q:

Amazon Prime and "I Love Dick" in one sentence = You have my undivided attention. So what's the show about and what's your role encompass, Mr Bacon?

A:

What was the last big threat that really blew you away with its ingenuity?

second question, what is your interaction with law enforcement like? Do you assist governments in apprehending the virus makers?


Q:

Yikes. I am a newbie at this?! Thanks for letting me know.

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I’m so glad you’ll be filing a comment. That’s a great place to start. Telling your senators and member of Congress that you want them to protect all national monuments is another important step. Writing to Secretary Zinke, which you can do on Earthjustice’s website, is another great action you can take.


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it's about a couple who's love life is re kindled by their lust for another man

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  1. I’d need a lot of time to answer the first one. In short I can name Carbanak, Equation and Satellite Turla as those employing the most tricky tools. Check our reports for more details.
    2-3. There are many investigations in many regions and we assist many national and international cyberpolice forces like Interpol and Europol to stop criminal schemes and arrest the attackers. Many cases.

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What's your mind's internal monologue like?

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How has your work changed from working for NRDC to working for Earthjustice? And do you have any advice for a scientist who wants to work for these organizations?


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Second question:

How come Kaspersky don't offer a free AV like many of your competitors do?

A:

Crazy, twisted sense of humour. Probably like most of us here... :-)


Q:

I’ve been fortunate to work for both Earthjustice and NRDC, two of the most effective environmental groups in the world. I’m proud that NRDC is one of Earthjustice’s clients. My advice to any scientist who wants to work with either organization is to go for it, because having access to great scientific capacity is critical to both organizations. In advocacy work, it’s critical that scientists have both technical and advocacy skills. Including the ability to translate technical concepts into language that is understandable and compelling to laypeople (such as judges).

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We already offer free solution in several regions, but later this year we’ll have some good global news. Pure free global solution (not a trial).


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I giggle every time I hear the word cochlear. Do you giggle too?

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Would you say you are more of a fancy bear or a cozy bear?


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Darn it... now I cannot "unhear" the sound. You know what else is funny? I went to the Oral school... Seriously, that used to be the name for it until we changed it. I was on the committee for the new name. The principal didn't know why it was a big deal, until someone took her aside and explained why, and then her face paled. Priceless.

A:

I’m a Kamchatka bear-hunter.


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Does the deaf understand puns?Not trying to be rude I'm just curious

A:

How do you stay current on new threats/viruses?


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Sometimes it's hard to lipread them, if the words look similar. One thing I do have a very hard time with is poetry... I've been told that poetry is much more enjoyable when you hear it than reading it.

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My office is 5 meters away from some of my best researchers. And on my business trips I’m always in touch with our Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT)


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How do you know you dont speak gibberish if you can't hear yourself?

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Have you seen a change in business in the US in recent months? (since there has been a focus on Russia and ties to the Leadership)

Edit- grammar


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I've had many years of speech therapy and I can tell when the words don't feel right in my mouth. I can hear a little bit when I have my hearing aid on and that helps too. I also rely on the other person's reaction - if they look confused that's usually a good sign (although it could be because I'm not making sense 😀).

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We didn’t see any real impact on our business, but all these stories, they don’t make me happy. But to some extent they give us something close to free advertising. But what makes me really feel good is how our international team, including in the U.S. is working great with all this media pressure.


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Why do deaf people seem to be so hostile toward hearing people? Like ANY time someone says no to them or doesn't bow and scrape to their every need it's "because I'm deaf, right?"

Is that a thing in the deaf community or am I just unlucky in my encounters so far?

A:

Looking back on the past 20 years, is there any aspect of Security that you feel Kaspersky has gotten into too late?


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Why do deaf people seem to be so hostile toward hearing people? Like ANY time someone says no to them or doesn't bow and scrape to their every need it's "because I'm deaf, right?" Is that a thing in the deaf community or am I just unlucky in my encounters so far? Oh boy… I don’t know how to answer this one, as I am not sure if you are serious or trolling me.

I’m assuming you’re serious, as I want to use this chance to explain a few social issues between deaf and hearing people.

Could it be a misunderstanding?

A major fear of mine is that I come across as rude to other people. Sometimes people say hello to me, or talk when my back is turned, as they have no idea that I’m deaf, and they think I’m dissing them. There’s been countless times where my wife or son has mentioned to me that someone has said hello to me, and I had no idea.

Also the way we speak sometimes sounds abrupt – I’ve been told I sound pissed off when I speak – my voice is monotone and deep. I’ve worked on this particular issue many hours with speech therapy, especially my voice’s pitch and softening it, but it’s difficult to correct this properly when I don’t have the proper auditory feedback. You’ve heard the expression – “resting bitch face”. I have “resting bitch voice.” ☺

Thus my default moves are to smile a lot, give eye contact, joke around, and hope for the best.

Also a few other things that are unique to the deaf

  1. sometimes we don’t speak clearly, so we can tend to be blunt if we want to simplify the communications to the other person.
  2. The flip side is that we can tend to monopolize and tend to control conversations. If we’re speaking, we know what’s going on. If the other person is speaking sometimes it’s hard to follow the conversation – this is especially prevalent in a group situation. It is a habit I get into, and I try very hard not to do this.
  3. As we can’t hear other conversations sometimes we miss out on the social subtleties, the tone, and language used, so we may at times use the wrong word, or move the conversation in an inappropriate direction. I’ve sometimes been called a social hand grenade. Luckily I’m better than I used to be, because we now rely so much on texting, so I can use that for ideas for the proper language to use in interpersonal conversations.

Perhaps you did something to offend them by accident. Maybe you didn’t look at them or make an effort to be understood clearly. Alternatively, they could be frustrated (if they rely on signing without reading lips) that you can’t speak with them, so they don’t want to waste their time.

Keep in mind, like any other group, deaf people are diverse, with lots of different personalities and needs.

A:

20 years ago we were a tiny, globally invisible Moscow-based bootstrap. We simply didn’t have a lot of resources, and we knew we were losing opportunities. So first of all, we made the world’s best antivirus engine, and we licensed it to few other AV companies, because we didn’t have resources to develop a product. We had 5 engineers. We couldn’t do enterprise products, network security.
But ten years ago, based on our success, we invested in a wide range of security technologies, including our unique proprietary secure operating system.


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Hi there! I'm a teacher of the deaf, specializing in oral communication! My great aunt was part of an FDA study for cochlear implants in the 90s. A few questions: Which implant do you utilize? If you don't already have it, are you planning on getting the model that allows you to use it in water?

What was your schooling like? Did you go to a public school or a school for the deaf?

Have you ever met Warren Estabrooks? He developed a lot of the techniques I use with my students.

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Does the company have any plans to move farther away from signature-based AV to the more "next gen" solutions like Cylance or SentinelOne?


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Good to hear from you. I have a Nucleus cochlear implant (22 channel - very old technology).

I went to the Vancouver Oral Centre (now called Children's Hearing and Speech Centre of BC) until I was 5, and then I was mainstreamed through regular schools onwards. I had itinerant speech support 3 times a week through Children's Hearing until I graduated from high school.

I didn’t meet Warren Estabrooks, but I did a few speech sessions with Daniel Ling, Leona Grammatico (sp?), and Kathy Sussman.

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We are not relying on signature-based AV only for many-many years, check this whitepaper
About ‘next-gen’ solutions, way too often we don’t see them in regular independent tests. How do you they know they are effective, because they tell you so?


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What apps and sites are good to use to monitor/evaluate the data being grabbed by other apps and sites?

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I’m not an expert in such software, I can only say that we have a browser plugin in our consumer product that blocks tracking by websites.


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I've heard your surname pronounced as "Casper sky" and as "kas-per-skee." Which is it?

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Like “Kasper-Ski”


Q:

There were articles on topic "Antivirus is dead". What is the future of antivirus ?

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In future we need to move from security to immunity, we need to have immune platforms and network infrastructure that would be immune to cyberattacks.


Q:

Hello, Eugene

How is the investigation of the FAS against Microsoft proceeding? Do you plan to enter into settlement?

A:

It’s a long story, but it’s going on and going well. Check for details on my blog


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Eugene, what are your short term and long term goals for Kaspersky Lab?

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The short-term is to be number one company in cybersecurity. The long-term - to introduce the new immunity standards for everything digital


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Favorite malware and why? When interviewed for the Vice documentary, you commented a bit on Stuxnet, but what else has been of high interest to you.

A:

Ask the same question to your dentist, does he/she have a favourite cavity?


Q:

I worked for you for a few years about a decade ago. We had a few beers together in a restaurant (Armenian IIRC) in Moscow, it was fun.

Can you say hi to Sergey Nevstruev and Vartan Minasyan for me?

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Sergey has left the company, but I will say hi to Vartan! From whom?