Kaspersky opens Jerusalem future tech lab

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The center will research cyber threats that target new technologies, including Internet of Things, embedded systems, automotive and industrial control systems.

Kaspersky Lab has opened its Future Tech Lab in Israel. Located at the Kaspersky Lab R&D office in Jerusalem, the new center will research cyber threats that target new technologies, such as Internet of Things, embedded systems, automotive and industrial control systems.

Kaspersky Lab said that the opening of the Future Tech Lab in Israel further strengthens its international footprint, adding to the company’s network of expert hubs in the US, UK, Russia, Ireland and China. The Future Tech Lab will working on the frontline of the ongoing battle against cyber threats and the company is hiring highly skilled researchers, engineers and developers in the area.

Researchers at the Israeli center will work closely with other Kaspersky Lab worldwide to share insight and understanding about the latest threats affecting organizations and individuals. They will provide organizations with the actionable intelligence needed to stay one step ahead of cybercriminals.

Kaspersky Lab chairman and CEO Eugene Kaspersky said, “Israel is an important global technology hub, including in the IT security sphere, and we’re glad to be a part of this amazing community. Israel is also a country that truly understands the importance of industrial cybersecurity and the challenges facing critical infrastructure."

He added: “Opening our Future Tech Lab in Jerusalem is a very important milestone for us and I would like to thank the city administration and Nir Barkat personally for helping us make this happen. The digital revolution continues, and the world is becoming more and more interconnected. There are already far more ‘smart’ and networked devices than humans populating our planet. The big problem is that most of these systems, including those running critical operations that our everyday lives depend on, are vulnerable to cyberattacks. Our Jerusalem R&D center will be focusing on these threats and how they can be repelled.”

Kaspersky Lab Israel general manager Noam Froimovici said, “The launch of the Future Tech Lab is yet another milestone for the company and for us here in Israel. We’re determined to detect and neutralize all forms of threats, regardless of their origin, purpose or target. The new Future Tech Lab will provide another hub to continue this ongoing global fight against cybercrime and provide customers and partners with the knowledge they need to anticipate the dangers that lie ahead in the coming years.”

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on June 15, 2017

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