Tenerife, Spain – February 7-11, 2016

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About the Security Analyst Summit

The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) is an annual event connecting anti-malware researchers and developers, global law enforcement agencies and CERTs and members of the security research community.   The goal is to learn, debate, share and showcase cutting-edge research, new technologies and discuss ways to improve collaboration in the fight against cyber-crime.

The previous events were joined by members of leading global companies, such as Samsung, Adobe, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Boeing, Interpol, the World Bank, Team Cymru, The ShadowServer Foundation, ICSA Labs and Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions.

The event provides two full days of learning opportunities and networking with industry experts and covers all aspects of the global threat landscape.


Cyber-espionage and Advanced Threat Actors


Attacks against mobile platforms


Threats against banks and financial institutions


Government surveillance issues


Cross-border law-enforcement coordination and information sharing


Botnets and Web-based attacks


Vulnerability discovery and responsible disclosure


Critical infrastructure protection (SCADA/ICS)


Attending Speakers

Who will share the experiences

  • Sergey Golovanov

    Sergey Golovanov

    Principal Security Researcher, GReAT, Kaspersky Lab

    Sergey started his career at Kaspersky Lab in 2005, joining the company as a Virus Analyst before going on to become Head of the Non-Intel Research Group. He was appointed malware expert for Kaspersky Lab’s Russian Research Center in 2009 and has since risen to the position of Principal Security researcher, conducting research into banking threats and cyber-espionage. Sergey’s areas of expertise also include embedded system security, cybercriminal ‘partner networks’, non-Windows threats (Mac OS, Unix OS), botnets and other aspects of cybersecurity.

  • Paul Vixie

    Paul Vixie

    CEO, Farsight Security

    Dr. Paul VIXIE was inducted as an Innovator into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014 after earning his Ph.D. in Computer Science from KEIO University in 2010. He is a prolific author of open source Internet software including BIND, and of many Internet standards documents concerning DNS and DNSSEC. He was the founder of the first anti-spam company (MAPS, 1996), the first non-profit Internet infrastructure software company (ISC, 1994), the first neutral and commercial Internet exchange (PAIX, 1991), and of Farsight Security (2012), where he now serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

  • Thomas Rid

    Thomas Rid

    Professor, Department of War Studies, King’s College London

    Rid’s new book, Rise of the Machines, will be out in 2016, as Maschinendämmerung in German. It tells the sweeping story of how cybernetics, a late-1940s theory of machines, came to incite anarchy and war half a century later. His recent research article, “Attributing Cyber Attacks,” was designed to explain, guide, and improve the identification of network breaches. Rid’s book Cyber War Will Not Take Place analysed political computer network intrusions; a Chinese translation is forthcoming with the People’s Publishing House. His text “Deterrence Beyond the State” opened a fresh conceptual angle on the deterrence debate by exploring Israel’s experience with non-state militants. His articles appeared in major English, French, and German peer-reviewed journals as well as magazines and news outlets.

  • Kymberlee Price

    Kymberlee Price

    Senior Director of Researcher Operations, Bugcrowd

    With over 11 years’ experience in the information security industry, Kymberlee pioneered the first security researcher outreach program in the software industry, was a principal investigator in the Zotob criminal investigation, and analyzed APT’s at Microsoft. She then spent 4 years investigating product vulnerabilities at BlackBerry.
    Most recently the Director of the Synack Red Team, Kymberlee is responsible for optimizing Bugcrowd’s performance for both its customers and researchers and helping its more than 13,200 Crowd members with ongoing skill development, education and overall participation in Bugcrowd’s programs.

  • Chris Rouland

    Chris Rouland

    Chairman, Founder and CTO, Bastille

    Chris Rouland is a 25-year veteran of the information security industry and has founded several cyber security companies including Endgame and Bastille. He is currently Chairman, Founder and CTO of Bastille. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur Rouland served as the original Director of the ISS X-Force, and subsequently CTO of ISS, leading the discovery of 100s of vulnerabilities.

  • Dr. Christopher Ahlberg

    Dr. Christopher Ahlberg

    CEO, Recorded Future, Inc.

    Dr. Christopher Ahlberg is the CEO of Recorded Future, Inc. and Chairman of Hult International Business School. He also advises a series of startup companies. Earlier Ahlberg was the president of the Spotfire Division of TIBCO, which he founded in 1996 and in 2007 sold to TIBCO (Nasdaq: TIBX) for $195M. Spotfire was founded based on his ground-breaking research on information visualization.
    Dr. Ahlberg earned his doctorate from Chalmers University of Technology, worked as a visiting researcher at the University of Maryland, and has lectured and consulted extensively for industry, academia, military, and intelligence communities. In addition, he has published & lectured in computer science, cyber security, psychology, linguistics, biology, and chemistry.

  • John Lambert

    John Lambert

    General Manager, Threat Intelligence Center, Microsoft

    John Lambert has been at Microsoft for 15 years. He is the General Manager of the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center. The Center is responsible for detecting and disrupting adversary based threats aimed at Microsoft and its customers. Its mission is to drive detective innovations into products and services to raise the ability for every defender to deal with adversary based threats through security research, threat intelligence, forensics, and data science. Previously at Microsoft, Lambert worked in the Trustworthy Computing group for ten years and the Windows Security group on features related to cryptography and security management.
    He joined Microsoft after three years at IBM as a developer in their software group. Lambert holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Tulane University and is named on more than nine software patents and seven pending applications.

  • Adam Boulton

    Adam Boulton

    Vice President, Head of Product Security, BlackBerry

    Adam Boulton is the Vice President, Head of Product Security for BlackBerry. Adam is responsible for the development, implementation and management of the organization’s corporate security vision, strategy and programs. He has extensive experience in designing and implementing robust systems as well as detecting, containing and remediating attacks. He has spent his career at BlackBerry developing an industry leading security strategy focused on security standards, education and assessments.
    Adam has over 10 years of experience in security engineering and continues to provide assurances for critical systems. He holds a first class BSc in Software Engineering and is certified for conducting security assessments on Government systems.

Attending Participants

Join us

This is an event connecting security professionals from companies and law enforcement partners who are involved in the fight against cyber-crime.

The audience includes representatives from software vendors, anti-malware/anti-spam researchers, law enforcement professionals, vulnerability researchers and security response teams.

Attendees include trusted, high-profile journalists from New York Times, Reuters, Washington Post, Wired Magazine, Ars Technica, CNET News, Bloomberg, Forbes, Dark Reading and The Economist.

Whether you are an IT professional charged with defending your organization’s systems and data or a vendor-based security researcher, Security Analysts Summit offers opportunities to learn from the best in the industry, discuss methods and technologies, and build contacts.

If you are interested in attending SAS 2016 please contact us for more details by emailing sas2016@kaspersky.com or calling us on +7 (903) 961-05-60.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Security Analyst Summit is offering an attractive range of sponsorship opportunities for SAS 2016 at Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsorship levels.   If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of SAS 2016 or exhibiting at the event please contact us for more details by emailing sas2016@kaspersky.com or calling us on +7 (903) 961-05-60.


Venue Details

The Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2016 will be held on February 7-11 at The Ritz-Carlton Abama, Tenerife, Spain.


Situated in the tranquil enclave of Guía de Isora, this resort in Tenerife, Spain exemplifies the delicate harmony that can exist between man and nature. From its highest point upon the smooth slopes of The Teide, to its exclusive stretch of sandy beaches, the beauty of nature abounds at The Ritz-Carlton, Abama.

At the hotel, lush vegetation flourishes throughout its majestic, Moorish-inspired hotel grounds, imparting an entrancing floral fragrance to the fresh ocean air. Under the shining sun, hotel’s gardens add cheerful warmth, while in the evenings they create an air of romance and mystique.

Meticulously maintained grounds feature one of the finest golf courses of all of the luxury resorts in Spain, which boasts stunning ocean views and a challenging terrain. Off the course, the world-class spa soothes the mind, body, and spirit with an array of pampering treatments derived from the purest botanical ingredients.

For more information please visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/

SAS in the media


Previously on Security Analyst Summit

Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit, 2015
Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit, 2015

When: February 16-17, 2015

Where: Cancun, Mexico

Click here for more details

Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit, 2014
Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit, 2014

When: February 9-13, 2014

Where: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Click here for more details

Contact Us

Email: sas2016@kaspersky.com

Tel: +7 (903) 961-05-60 (Russian Federation)

Follow SAS 2016 on Twitter with the hashtag #TheSAS2016. We’ll also be live tweeting many of the talks during SAS.

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