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David Jacoby

Deputy Director of European Global Research and Analysis Team


I am an security evangelist/researcher who is currently working as Deputy Director for the European Global Research and Analysis Team for Kaspersky Lab. Responsible for not only research but also technical PR activities in the European region where my tasks often include vulnerability and threat research. I also performs alot of product and security audits, penetration tests, security research and public speaking engagements around the world.  My day to day job is about improving awareness of the current and future threats and vulnerabilities to which both consumers and large enterprises are exposed and fight cybercrime. Additional to this i am also the technical advisor for the continuation of the Millennium books written by David Lagercrantz.

I has also been included in multiple other books such as "A Guide to Kernel Exploitation: Attacking the Core", "Generation 500" and "Svenska Hackare", ”The ABC of IT-security”. Additional to being an advisor for book projects i am also often seen on TV in programs such as “Stoppa Tjuven”, ”Veckans Ord” and TV4 Nyhetsmorgon.

I have about 20+ years of experience working in the IT security field. This have given me the opportunity to work in many interesting fields such as: Vulnerability and Threat Management, Customer Experience, Penetration Testing, Development and Fighting Cybercrime.