Veniamin Levtsov

Vice President - Corporate Business

Kaspersky Lab


Veniamin Levtsov is a graduate from Moscow State University in both Computer  science (1996) and Law (2000). He is also certified as Project Management Professional (PMP®) since 2008. Veniamin has been associated with information security since 2003 when he worked in remote banking with Credit Lyonnais (France).

He joined Kaspersky Lab in 2004, becoming Product Director before moving in 2007 to IT security integrator and later to Trend Micro (EMEA), where he successfully built up DLP, Private Data Protection, Virtualization and Public Cloud Security practices.

In 2013 Veniamin returned to Kaspersky Lab HQ to take charge of the Global Enterprise Business Division, with a primary focus on development of wide range of solutions including Threat Intelligence, Targeted Attack Protection and Security Awareness Platform. Veniamin has published widely on information security.

Speech Topic & Synopses
Effective Security Strategy: between open space or the bunker?
Borders and barriers are becoming commonplace in Сyber security. In our time, when choosing a solution, the first step is to clarify the issues of data transfer and storing, as well as a need for the system to connect to cloud services. The possibility of effective functioning in an “isolated“ environment is no less important than the functionality of the solution. This imposes limitations on the choice of the Cybersecurity Strategy for businesses and organizations. The presentation will consider the most important factors that must be taken into account when forming the Cybersecurity Strategy. Among them, such as the willingness to order external expert services, including cyber insurance, using of Threat Intelligence and analytics on APT, deployment of solutions with an architecture that reduces the risks of data leaks and the use of non-declarative capabilities. The right approach in building the Cybersecurity Strategy is, as always, in finding a balance between an open system, with active use of managed services and cloud sources, and completely isolated from external sources.