Vyacheslav Zakorzhevsky

Head of Anti-Malware Research

Vyacheslav joined Kaspersky in 2007 as a virus analyst. He later rose to become a senior virus analyst, then a leading virus analyst in the heuristic detection group. Here, his work was related to the detection and removal of polymorphic viruses, as well as the detection of packed and protected objects.

In 2013, Vyacheslav was appointed head of the vulnerability research group, with his primary focus being on studying exploits and developing better protection against them. In 2014, he became head of the Kaspersky anti-malware team. He was responsible for all issues relating to detection quality and false-positive rates.

In 2018, Vyacheslav became Head of Anti-Malware Research at Kaspersky. He is now responsible for the quality of protection technologies for all Kaspersky products designed for different platforms – including Windows, Android, Linux, Mac, Industrial and others. The quality of protection includes detection rate alongside false positive rate, reaction time and remediation. At the same time, Vyacheslav actively contributes to Kaspersky’s technological strategy.

Vyacheslav has a bachelor’s degree from the Moscow Institute of Fine Chemical Technology and a master’s degree from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. He has also earned an MBA in Global Finance and Banking from the Swiss Business School.


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