Leading minds in encryption and cyber crime have joined Kaspersky Lab’s International Advisory Board.
Among the first board of internationally recognised IT security experts are former cyber advisor to Presidents Bush and Obama, Howard A. Schmidt; former Minister of State for Security and Counter Terrorism, Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones, and cryptographers Bruce Schneier and Whitfield Diffie.
The newly-formed advisory board will further reinforce the company’s cyber security intelligence foundations, bringing in new perspectives and expertise from the 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.
Schmidt said: “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 cyber threats are a global problem which cannot be contained within any geographical borders; which is why our board is truly international.”
The board is made up by Dr Jae-Woo Lee, a former President of the Korea Information Security Agency, Latha Reddy, a former Deputy National Security Adviser of India and Norbert Pohlmann, a computer scientist and a professor at the Westphalia University of Applied Sciences in Gelsenkirchen.
Eugene Kaspersky, chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, said: “It’s a great achievement and honour 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 cyber crime.
“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.”