Kaspersky Lab Announces Establishment of International Advisory Board
Punta Cana, Dominican
Republic – February 10, 2014 - Kaspersky Lab has established an International Advisory
Board, gathering world-known cybersecurity experts, to provide strategic advice
in the IT security market to the company. The Advisory Board brings together seven
internationally recognized experts in IT security from the industry, public
sector and academia, who will provide practical guidance, insights and
validation on the strategic plans and priority business development areas of
the company. The newly-formed Advisory Board will hold its first meeting on February
11, 2014 in conjunction to the company’s annual Security Analyst Summit.
Howard A. Schmidt, former Cyber
Advisor to both President Bush and President Obama, will serve as the chairman
of the International Advisory Board and will be joined by: Bruce Schneier, Jae-Woo
Lee, Latha Reddy, Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones, Norbert Pohlmann and
Whitfield Diffie. The Board members’ combined years of experience in situations
where the IT security industry connects with government, international and
national cyber strategy policy makers, and academia, will bring unparalleled
expertise and guidance to Kaspersky Lab.
Lab’s business and product strategy is based on the company’s extensive and
predictive security intelligence. Eugene Kaspersky, chairman and CEO of
Kaspersky Lab, is not only a successful entrepreneur, but also one of the world’s
foremost security experts and evangelists.
to remain forward-looking, the company invests heavily in R&D and focuses
on the quality of its technology and innovation, rather than being tied
exclusively to short-term, market-driven financial aims. The company is
renowned for its leading expertise, which provides unparalleled depth of
analysis and understanding of all kinds of threats, from common malware to
targeted attacks and the most sophisticated cyber weapons like Flame, Duqu, Red October, NetTraveler etc.
Lab understands the global context of modern cyberthreats and their impact on
the state of modern economy and politics. Therefore the company actively
participates in joint cyber security operations with international
organizations, national and regional law enforcement and government agencies
such as INTERPOL, and Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) worldwide. It
openly shares its own research with a broader public audience.
newly-formed Advisory Board will further reinforce the company’s cyber security
intelligence foundations, bringing in new perspectives and expertise from its
respected members. This in turn will help the company develop innovative
technologies and intellectual services which address market-specific needs and
the most dangerous threats of today and tomorrow.
Howard A. Schmidt, Chairman
Kaspersky Lab’s Advisory Board “This Board’s willingness to provide
strategic advice to Kaspersky Lab underlines the company’s long-standing
reputation as an IT security leader with transparent and open business
operations. Contemporary cyberthreats are a global problem which cannot be
contained within any geographical borders; which is why our board is truly international.”
Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO
“It’s a great achievement and honor to have such esteemed industry experts on
board. We gathered people who understand the seriousness and scale of
cyber-reality problems nowadays better than anyone else. We are highly
flattered that all of them have agreed to join Kaspersky Lab and contribute to
our fight against cybercrime. The establishment of this advisory board is a
milestone for the company, and a logical step which ensures that our
development continues to advance in the right direction.”
About Kaspersky Lab’s External
Advisory Board Members: Howard A. Schmidt
(USA) is the former Special Assistant to President Obama and was the
Cybersecurity Coordinator for the federal government, operating in the
Executive Office of the President of the United States. He has served as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), and Chief
Security Officer (CSO) at Microsoft, as well as vice president and Chief Information
Security Officer and Chief Security Strategist for eBay.
He currently serves as executive director of The Software Assurance Forum for
Excellence in Code (SAFECode).
Bruce Schneier (USA)
is a world renowned Cryptographer and the Chief Technology Officer of Co3
Systems, Inc. He is a leading security technologist and has been called a
"security guru" by The Economist. Mr. Schneier is a fellow at the
Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, a program fellow
at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, a board member of
the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and an Advisory Board member of the
Electronic Privacy Information Center.
(Korea) Dr. Lee has served in numerous leadership and advisory capacities
within the industry, including: the first president of the Korea Information
Security Agency; an organizer of the Korea National Computerization Agency and
a board member of the Korean Governmental Security Committee; He is currently a
Chair Professor at Dongguk University, Graduate School of International Affairs
& Information (IAI) and CEO of Cyber Forensic Professional Association in
Latha Reddy (India) is the former Deputy National
Security Adviser of India. In addition to assisting National Security Adviser
Shiv Shankar Menon, Reddy was responsible for cybersecurity and other critical
internal and external security issues. Ms. Reddy has also served at the
Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Commerce in New Delhi in
various capacities. She has served as the Deputy Director General of the Indian
Council for Cultural Relations and as the Head of the Administration Division
in the Ministry of External Affairs.
(UK) is a former BBC Governor and Chairman of the British Joint Intelligence
Committee (JIC). Before her elevation to the Peerage she was known as Dame
Pauline Neville-Jones, DCMG. She served as Minister of State for Security and
Counterterrorism at the Home Office with a permanent position on the National Security
Council. Lady Neville-Jones has just completed three years as the UK Prime
Minister’s special representative to UK business on cyber security..
(Germany) is a computer scientist and a professor at the Westphalia University
of Applied Sciences Gelsenkirchen. Pohlmann studied Electrical Engineering,
specialized in Computer Science, and wrote his doctoral thesis on
"Possibilities and Limitations of Firewall Systems". He was Managing
Director at KryptoKom and after a merger with Utimaco Safeware AG he was a
member of the Utimaco Safeware AG management board.
About Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky
Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection
solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security
solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 16-year history
Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective
digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky
Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently
operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing
protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.
* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint
Security Revenue by Vendor, 2012. The rating was published in the IDC report
"Worldwide Endpoint Security 2013–2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares
(IDC #242618, August 2013). The report ranked software vendors according to
earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2012.