Kaspersky Lab, the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions, is organizing its annual CyberSecurity Summit. This year’s event focuses on “Business under Attack: Adapting to the Inevitable” and will consider how enterprises and law enforcement agencies can keep going during times of global cyber conflict. It will be held on 15 April 2015 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore, in conjunction with the Inaugural INTERPOL World 2015 conference.
The Kaspersky CyberSecurity Summit is an annual global conference bringing together top experts from the business sector, government and law enforcement agencies, as well as analytical firms and leading international media. This year’s Summit will complement INTERPOL World 2015 with a private sector view on cybersecurity issues, including expert perspectives on current trends in the cyber domain, the evolution of advanced persistent threats and their impact on business today and in the future, and how organizations can counteract cybercrime through law enforcement and international cooperation. The event will comprise panel discussions on how business leaders and law enforcement officers can support each other and implement a coordinated response, and on the essential steps organizations should take before and after a security breach. Kaspersky Lab will also present its vision of Enterprise Security.
Chairman and CEO, Kaspersky Lab
Eugene Kaspersky is a world-renowned cybersecurity expert and successful entrepreneur. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kaspersky Lab, the world’s largest privately-held vendor of endpoint protection and cybersecurity solutions.
Eugene began his career in cybersecurity accidentally when his computer became infected with the ‘Cascade’ virus in 1989. Eugene’s specialized education in cryptography helped him analyze the encrypted virus and understand its behavior and then develop a removal tool for it. After successfully removing the virus, Eugene’s curiosity and passion for computer technology drove him to start analyzing more malicious programs and developing disinfection modules for them. This exotic collection of anti-virus modules would eventually become the foundation for Kaspersky Lab’s antivirus database. Today the database is one of the most comprehensive and complete collections in cybersecurity, detecting and preventing systems from being infected by more than 100 million malicious programs.
Director, Global Research & Analysis Team, Kaspersky Lab
Costin specializes in analyzing advanced persistent threats and high-level malware attacks. He leads the Global Research and Analysis Team at Kaspersky that researched the inner workings of Stuxnet, Duqu, Flame, Gauss and more recently, Red October, MiniDuke, the Mask, Turla, Regin and Equation. Costin’s work includes analyzing malicious websites, exploits and online banking malware.
Costin has over 19 years of experience in anti-virus technologies and security research. He is a member of the Virus Bulletin Technical Advisory Board, a member of the Computer AntiVirus Researchers’ Organization (CARO) and a reporter for the Wildlist Organization International. Prior to joining Kaspersky Lab, Costin worked for GeCad as Chief Researcher and as a Data Security Expert with the RAV antivirus developers group.
Costin joined Kaspersky Lab in 2000. Prior to becoming Director of the Global Research & Analysis Team in 2010, Costin held the position of Chief Security Expert, overseeing research efforts in the EEMEA region.
Some of his hobbies include chess, high precision arithmetic, cryptography, chemistry, photography and the Science Fiction literature.
Principal Security Researcher, Global Research & Analysis Team, Kaspersky Lab
Vitaly joined Kaspersky Lab in 2005 as an Infrastructure Services Developer for the Antivirus lab. In 2008, he was appointed to the position of Senior Antivirus Expert before becoming Director of the EEMEA Research Center in 2009. In 2010, Vitaly spent working in Japan as a Chief Malware Expert, leading a group of local researchers. He specializes in threats focusing on global network infrastructures, malware reverse engineering and cybercrime investigations.
In 2014 Vitaly moved to the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore to support the launch of the IGCI’s Digital Forensics Laboratory and to provide high-level advice on site.
Prior to joining Kaspersky Lab, Vitaly worked as a software developer and system administrator.
Vitaly is a graduate of the Belarussian State University.
Special Advisor at Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
One of Nikkei’s “100 Most Influential People for Japan,” Saito began software programming in elementary school. Later, he incorporated his own business, was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998, and was widely recognized as an authority on encryption, biometric authentication and cyber security. In 2004 he sold his company to Microsoft, moved to Tokyo, and founded InTecur, a VC that identifies innovative technologies and helps entrepreneurs maximize their potential.
In 2011, Saito was named CTO of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission. In 2012, he was appointed to a council on national strategy which reported directly to the Prime Minister. He is active in the World Economic Forum and consults for several national governments. In Japan, he has advised METI, MIC, MEXT, and MLIT and is currently the Special Advisor to the Cabinet Office for the Government of Japan.
A popular university lecturer and respected TV commentator, widely read newspaper columnist and is also a prolific author. His best-selling The Team (Nikkei BP) appeared in 2012, and his autobiography, An Unprogrammed Life: Adventures of an Incurable Entrepreneur, in 2011 (Wiley).
Chairman and Founder, The Security Company (International) Limited and The Security Awareness Special Interest Group
With nearly 40 years’ experience in the security and crime prevention industries, Martin Smith is a well-known, colourful (especially his jackets) and highly respected personality in the information assurance and cyber security world. He is an established and successful businessman and philanthropist, communicator, visionary, and internationally recognised author, speaker and (latterly) blogger on his passion of improving online trust. He has an extensive and enviable network of security contacts around the world.
Martin gained his degree in behavioural psychology before spending 15 years as a commissioned officer in the Royal Air Force Security (Provost) Branch employed on the whole range of policing and security duties. After being awarded the MBE for this work, he left the Service to establish a second career in the commercial sector. He joined Touche Ross Management Consultants before becoming the Senior Director of Corporate Security for Kroll Associates (UK). He then joined the Standard Chartered Bank as Head of Information Security before (in 1997) forming The Security Company (International) Limited.
Martin is a Fellow of The Security Institute, and a Freeman of both the City of London and the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists. He is an active member of both ASIS International and the Information Assurance Advisory Council. He is a member of the Independent Advisory Panel of the Office for Nuclear Regulation.
Over the years Martin has presented at all the leading world security conferences. He does this with a refreshing, amusing and captivating speaking style, avoiding the prescriptive approach and making his presentations interesting to everybody and highly relevant to the cut-throat world in which increasingly we operate. In addition he is an accomplished and hilarious after-dinner speaker, recalling many of the characters with whom he has worked and from whom he learned vital lessons about getting the best from the team under the most difficult and demanding circumstances.
Vice-President, Product and Technology Marketing, Kaspersky Lab
Vladimir is Vice-President of the Global Product & Technology Intelligence unit. He is responsible for creating and differentiating product and technology messaging, developing product and technology training and certification and maintaining the company’s positioning as a technological leader.
Vladimir joined Kaspersky Lab in April 2009 as Head of Independent Software Vendor Relationships, a role that saw him take charge of the company’s whitelisting global technology partnership programs and communications with third-party software vendors. In 2012 Vladimir became Deputy Director of the Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT) overseeing the creation of global technology messaging and technology positioning.
Vladimir has a wealth of experience in IT. He began his career at Siemens in 2001 specializing in large new-generation VOIP soft-switches, media gateways and IP backbones. He then worked at Nokia Siemens Networks as Head of the Project Management department where he was in charge of managing regional and global IT projects.
Vladimir holds an engineering degree from the Moscow State University of Telecommunication and Informatics.
Strategy Expert, National High Tech Crime Unit, The Netherlands
Roeland van Zeijst, MSc B.ICT is a strategy expert at the National High Tech Crime Unit of the Netherlands since 2012. He studied Artificial Intelligence, worked as a national public radio presenter and in 2007 joined the Dutch National Police as a ‘counter-thinker’. Mr. Van Zeijst is currently in Singapore in support of the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation.
Principal Security Researcher, Global Research and Analysis Team, Kaspersky Lab
Vicente joined Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research & Analysis Team in November 2010. Since then he was promoted to the Principal Security Researcher at Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT), specializing in Threat Intelligence and Big Data applied to malware campaigns, advanced cyber espionage threats and advanced malware targeting financial sector. ‘Vicente is also interested in IT security for the Internet of Things, including connected devices such as cars and other embedded items. His past research includes various areas such as banking Trojans, social networking threats, cybercriminal ‘partner networks’ and mobile malware.
In his current role Vicente contributes to joint operations involving Kaspersky Lab’s GReAT and national/regional law enforcement agencies worldwide. As a Kaspersky Lab expert, Vicente provides technical expertise assisting with investigations or countermeasures that disrupt malware operations or cybercriminal activity. Along with other members of GReAT, Vicente also provides threat intelligence services for Kaspersky Lab’s customers.
Before joining Kaspersky Lab, Vicente worked as a Software Developer for IT&C and Actaris, after which he took up a research position at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). He then moved into IT security, working for a number of leading companies for more than 5 years. Vicente is the author of several software tools and is active on the conference circuit. He holds an MsC in Artificial Intelligence.
Head Intelligence, Financial Crime & Security Services, Group Compliance, DBS Bank
Joe Chan is Head Intelligence, Financial Crime and Security Services at DBS Bank and has over 15 years of extensive global industry experience. Joe is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining an intelligence programme to support the bank’s strategy and services. Joe oversaw the design, development and implementation of an improved corporate KYC programme in 13 countries and the project won DBS – Banking the Asian Way Award in 2013. Joe has a Master in Industrial & Systems Engineering (NSTB Gold Medal winner) and a Master in Applied Economics from the National University of Singapore.
Executive Director, INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation
Mr Nakatani is the Executive Director of the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation. He was also Director of Information Systems & Technology (08-11) and Assistant Director of Financial & High Tech Crime (07-08).
Now holding the rank of Commission of Japan’s National Police Agency, prior to his secondment to INTERPOL, Mr Nakatani was Special Advisor to the Commissioner General, Director of the Transnational Organized Crime Office (2011), and Snr. Assistant Director of the Cyber Crime Division (04-07).
Managing Director, Cyber, Investigations & Disputes at Kroll
Ernest “E.J.” Hilbert is the head of cyber investigations at Kroll EMEA, where he leads a team of cyber professionals dedicated to addressing clients’ cyber security and investigative needs.
EJ is considered an authority on all aspects of cybercrime with a focus on identity thieves, fraudsters, international hacking groups and threats to critical infrastructure. At Kroll, he is responsible for obtaining, conducting and coordinating cyber and physical investigative engagements to include IT security consulting, policy and procedure review. He provides consultation on mitigation against APT/AET, Hacktivism, Nation-state espionage/cyber war, and on-going cyber threats and designs defense system deployments for clients to fend off continuous nation-State sponsored cyber espionage and warfare techniques.
Before joining Kroll, EJ spent eight years as a Special Agent for the FBI, and led one of the largest cybercrime investigations addressing the computer intrusion, theft of data and extortion of over 600 financial institutions. He has also served as an online undercover agent utilizing social media sites, chat rooms and forums to identify hackers and gain intelligence regarding attacks against US corporations, the government and individual persons.
EJ has also worked in coordination with multiple government agencies to include the DIA and CIA on counterintelligence investigation. He was case agent for the Samantha Runnion kidnapping and the Adam Gadahn Treason cases and served as Cyber Subject Matter Expert assigned to Athens, Greece to assist the Hellenic National Police and Athens Olympic Committee during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
Senior Cybersecurity Advisor, Frost & Sullivan; Vice-Chair, (ISC)² Application Security Advisory Council
Anthony is a pioneer and veteran cybersecurity advocate, consultant, instructor and business leader in the Asia Pacific region, with nearly 20 years’ professional experience and a more recent specialty in application security.
He has held inaugural senior AP business development management roles in cybersecurity for IBM, CA (Computer Associates), Check Point Software, Watchfire, WhiteHat Security and Crossbeam.
Anthony is a charter member and vice-chair of global Application Security Advisory Council at ISC2.org, a pioneer of its CSSLP (AppDev Security Professional Certification), member of its Cloud Security Certification working committee and winner of its 2010 senior information security leadership and President’s awards.
He is also a charter member of Singapore Government Cybersecurity Alliance Committee, Singapore Board Member of Cloud Security Alliance and a 7-terms exco officer-bearer on the Security & Governance Chapter of Singapore IcT Federation.
Anthony is a popular speaker and content contributor for many business, government, industry and university conferences and media (print, broadcast, internet), and also sat on several government cybersecurity committees in Singapore and neighboring countries. He is a guest and adjunct instructor at some universities in Singapore and a life alumni member of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
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