Anton Ivanov

Vice President of Threat Research, Kaspersky

Anton Ivanov is Vice President of Threat Research. He is responsible for overseeing a number of strategically important tasks at the company, including the promotion and development of Kaspersky’s Threat Research Team and building up our technology stack.

Anton joined Kaspersky in 2011 as a malware analyst. For five years he worked as a senior malware analyst in the company’s Heuristic Detection Group. In 2016, Anton started to lead the Behavioral Detection Team. The team’s main focus was to proactively protect customers from different kinds of malware threats, including ransomware. In 2018, Anton became Head of the Advanced Threats Research and Detection Team, responsible for Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) attacks research and improving the quality of anti-targeted attack detection products.

Anton graduated from Russia’s Higher School of Economics in 2013, with a degree in information technology. In 2015, he received a master's degree in economics from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation. He is the author of several patents in the field of malware detection. In addition, Anton is a well-known speaker at security conferences.