Eugene Kaspersky, President and CEO of Kaspersky Lab has been appointed as a member of the International Advisory Board of the National Network Security Research and Development Program in Singapore. The research program is a collaboration between Singapore government agencies, including the Council for Economic Development, the Department of the Interior, the Infocomm Development Authority, the Ministry of Defense, and the National Security Coordination Secretariat. The government has allocated S $ 130 million (US $ 95 million) for research and development related to cybersecurity over the past five years. The purpose of the program is to promote national research and development security capabilities to address the growing threat and challenges faced in cyberspace. The International Advisory Board will provide insights on emerging trends around the globe and promises promising technology to meet strategic needs and ensure the potential of cybersecurity. Future. In addition to Eugene Kaspersky, the council also has other thought leaders from government, academia and industry: Professor Howard Schmidt, former network adviser to US President George W. Bush and Barack Obama; Israeli military scientist Professor Yitzhak Ben-Israel; Former scientific advisor to the British government, Professor John Beddington; Defense scientist Professor Quek Tong Boon; Prof. Lui Pao Chuen, Advisor to the Singapore Research Foundation and Khoo Boon Hui, Senior Member of the Singapore Ministry of Interior. Speaking about the appointment, Eugene Kaspersky said: “It is a great honor for me to become a member of the board. My company has extensive experience in anti-malware and research into the most advanced network attacks taking place around the world. I look forward to sharing our expertise in this area to support the investment in research and development of cybersecurity in Singapore to help prepare the country for future threats. In 1997, Eugene and a group of founders of Kaspersky Lab now have nearly 3300 employees, 37 regional offices operating around the world. Eugene’s appointment as a member of the International Advisory Council for the Network Research and Development program has come into effect since April 1, 2016.