AVAR 2006 > Auckland, New Zealand

Welcome Address

Welcome to the 9th Annual AVAR International Conference in Auckland 2006, the largest Asia Pacific conference on anti malware. We have previously held the AVAR conference in China, Japan, Australia and Korea but this is the first time this conference will be held in New Zealand.

AVAR is a non-profit organization whose primary objective is to prevent the spread of and the damage caused by malicious code. AVAR now comprises members from 15 countries/regions, not just from the Asia pacific area, but from all over the world.

This demonstrates that the anti malware research activities of AVAR have extensive support from many countries, corporations, and individuals. In the past years, we have been facing a new era in internet security. The objective of malicious code has changed to its use as a tool to steal corporate secrets and private information. To prevent such crimes, AVAR2006 will provide possibly the best opportunity to learn about the latest anti malware technology and discuss the major issues in worldwide information security technology. I hope you can join us and benefit from this conference.

I look forward to meeting you at AVAR 2006 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Seiji Murakmi
Association of anti-Virus Asia Researchers (AVAR)

Welcome to Auckland, New Zealand, home of the 9th Association of Anti Virus Asia Researcher's conference.

This is the leading anti-malicious software conference in Asia. AVAR is not only a conference for virus researchers, but also for corporate IT professionals, students, educators, law enforcement, legislators, and all who work toward the goals of safe computing and a secure internet.

As the conference chairman for AVAR 2006 it is my pleasure to extend to you an invitation to participate in the AVAR 2006 conference. AVAR is a conduit for the sharing of information and the building of cooperative relationships with experts from all over the world and from many disciplines. Exposure to this type of information and this type of networking is valuable to those who protect corporate environments, those who study to become the new generation of security experts, and those who already work to secure our digital environment.

Auckland, New Zealand and SkyCity are the ideal location to come to learn and share information with professionals from across the globe. I look forward to meeting each of you and to ensuring you have the opportunity to meet the experts who will attend and present at this conference.

Randy Abrams
Conference Chairman AVAR 2006
Vice President, Association of anti-Virus Asia Researchers (AVAR)