Kaspersky Lab chairman and chief executive, Eugene Kaspersky, has been appointed a member of the International Advisory Panel for the National Cybersecurity R&D Programme in Singapore.
The programme is a collaboration between several Singaporean government agencies, including the Economic Development Board, Ministry of Home Affairs, Infocomm Development Authority, Ministry of Defence and National Security Coordination Secretariat.
It strives to develop cybersecurity research and development capabilities in the city-state to equip it to tackle any threats or challenges it faces in cyberspace. The government has allocated $US95 million into cyber security-related R&D over five years.
“It is a great honour for me to become a member of this panel. My company has vast experience in fighting malware and researching the most advanced cyber-attacks that take place in the world,” said Kaspersky.
“I am looking forward to sharing this expertise to help shape Singapore’s R&D investment in cybersecurity to help it be ready for the threats tomorrow,” he added.
The panel will provide insight into emerging trends and advice on specific technology areas to meet strategic needs.