Malware researchers can contribute important technical details about attacks to their customers to help them build defenses. But really dismantling cybercrime networks requires pursuing them at the source, says Alexander Erofeev of Kaspersky Lab. That's why the industry regularly works with law enforcement agencies, which can take the required legal action to shut down cybercriminals and organized crime syndicates.
In an interview at the RSA Conference 2015, Erofeev also discusses:
- How Kaspersky Lab assists various law enforcement agencies, for example, with botnet takedowns;
- Details about how Kaspersky Lab shared technical information about the Carbanak cybercrime campaign, which stole an estimated $1 billion from banks;
- Insights into how Kaspersky Lab has grown.
Erofeev is chief marketing officer at Moscow-based endpoint security firm Kaspersky Lab. He previously served as the organization's strategic marketing and market intelligence director. Earlier, he held a number of positions, including marketing manager for Nokia Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.