My research areas include deep investigation of new malware, analyzing the most complicated aspect of information security – cyber-espionage and highly targeted attacks, advanced threat actors and attacks, cyber-warfare and cyber-weapons.
Stuxnet, Duqu, RedOctober, Flame, Gauss, Winnti, Adwind, Sofacy – just a small list of research I was involved in past years.
In addition to complex malware, I focus on global cybercrime issues, trends and predictions, and corporate threats. My research and analytical articles are published on the related IT sites and can be easily found in the media. I acted as an editor-in-chief of Securelist.com.
I’ve spent two years in Singapore, focusing on major local threats affecting the APAC region and helped establishing APAC Global Research & Analysis Team.
Before joining Kaspersky Lab, I held various IT and security related positions in both public and private organizations. I‘ve got involved in anti-malware research in early 1996 when I founded an anti-virus expertise center in the Komi Republic – a large territory in the North-West of Russia. Since 1998 I was also a Project Coordinator of Wildlist Russia – an initiative aimed at collecting and analyzing data about malware outbreaks in the Russian Federation.
I’ve been personally investing for a few years now in dozen startups, partially via such crowdfunding platforms, as BNKToTheFuture, WeFunder or AngelList. My investment portfolio list includes but is not limited to:
Bitstamp ● Series C, January 2017, exited in November 2018 with 437% profit
Chronicled ● Seed round, April 2017
BitPesa ● Series A, January 2017
LiquidPiston ● Venture Round, February 2015
ShapeShift ● Series A, March 2017
Synereo ● Equity crowdfunding, October 2016
MaidSafe ● Equity crowdfunding, October 2016
TallySticks ● Seed round, 2016
Storj ● Seed round, May 2016