Dmitry Bestuzhev serves as Head of Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis Team for Latin America, where he oversees the anti-malware development and investigations of the company’s experts in the region. He specializes in the analysis of large-scale malware incidents, cyberespionage and targeted attacks, as well as the investigation of cybercrime (of human and electronic components) that employs advanced social engineering techniques aimed at online banking attacks and data leaks.
Dmitry joined Kaspersky in 2007 as a Malware Analyst and was responsible for monitoring the local threat landscape and providing preliminary analysis before going on to become Senior Regional Researcher for the Latin American region in 2008. In 2010, he was appointed to his current role.
In addition to supervising all anti-malware efforts, he prepares reports and forecasts for the region and is frequently sought out by international media and organizations for his expert commentary on IT security. He also participates in various educational initiatives throughout Latin America.
Dmitry has more than 20 years of experience in IT security across a wide variety of roles and is fluent in English, Spanish and Russian.