Eugene Kaspersky

Chairman and CEO

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, understand its behavior, and 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 antivirus 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, protecting systems from more than 100 million malicious programs.

In 1990 Eugene started gathering a team of like-minded enthusiast researchers to create the AVP Toolkit Pro antivirus program, which was recognized by the University of Hamburg in 1994 as the most effective antivirus software in the world.

Eugene and his colleagues then decided to establish their own independent company. In 1997 Kaspersky Lab was founded, with Eugene heading the company’s antivirus research. In 2007 he was named Kaspersky Lab’s CEO.

Today Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately-held vendor of endpoint protection, operating in almost 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company employs almost 3,300 professionals and IT security specialists in dedicated regional offices across 32 countries and its cybersecurity technologies protect over 400 million users worldwide.

Eugene has earned a number of international awards for his technological, scientific and entrepreneurial achievements. He was voted the World’s Most Powerful Security Exec by SYS-CON Media in 2011, awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Plymouth University in 2012, and named one of Foreign Policy Magazine’s 2012 Top Global Thinkers for his contribution to IT security awareness on a global scale.

Management Team

Security Experts - Global Research & Analysis Team

Established in 2008, Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT) operates at the very heart of Kaspersky Lab, uncovering APTs, cyber-espionage campaigns, major malware, ransomware, and underground cyber-criminal trends across the world. Today GReAT consists of 40+ experts working globally – in Europe, Russia, Americas, Asia, Middle East. Talented security professionals provide company leadership in anti-malware research and innovation, bringing unrivaled expertise, passion and curiosity to the discovery and analysis of cyberthreats.

The list of other GReAT representatives and security experts can be viewed at our global website.

  • Costin Raiu

    Director, Global Research & Analysis Team

  • Sergey Novikov

    Deputy Director, Global Research & Analysis Team

  • Vitaly Kamluk

    Director, Global Research & Analysis Team, APAC

  • Alexander Gostev

    Chief Security Expert, Global Research & Analysis Team

  • David Emm

    Principal Security Researcher, Global Research & Analysis Team

  • Vicente Diaz

    Principal Security Researcher, Global Research & Analysis Team

  • David Jacoby

    Senior Security Researcher, Global Research & Analysis Team

  • Sergey Lozhkin

    Senior Security Researcher, Global Research & Analysis Team

  • Noushin Shabab

    Senior Security Researcher, Global Research & Analysis Team

Local Management Team