About Us

ABOUT AVAR

(Association of Anti-Virus Asia Researchers)

AVAR (Association of anti Virus Asia Researchers) was formed in June, 1998 with a mission to prevent the spread of malware and the damage caused by it. AVAR aims to do this by developing cooperative relationships among anti-malware experts in Asia. AVAR is an independent and non-profit organization which focuses on the Asia Pacific region and consists of prominent experts from 17 territories including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, and the USA.

AVAR’s independence is crucial in the global fight against malware and in raising user awareness on computer security issues. AVAR has a constitution and a code of conduct, and is committed to improving members’ knowledge and skills.

AVAR 2020

It is time to start planning for AVAR 2020! We would be happy to welcome you all to Vietnam.
WHEN
December 2020
WHERE
Vietnam

More details coming soon

MISSION

Our activities includes:

  • Organizing and hosting AVAR annual conference and seminar on anti virus issues
  • Providing information on computer virus incidents through Asia on AVAR website
  • Operating AVAR members’ mailing list to exchange information and opinions among members.

We are also planning for the following:

  • Issue AVAR electric newsletter on security information
  • Conducting evaluation test for anti virus products(It has been underway in Japan since August 2009)
  • Provide certificates to anti virus products as well as to technical people for their knowledge and skills on computer virus prevention
  • Improve communication and cooperation with other international anti virus organizations

AVAR AS A PLATFORM

KNOWLEDGE CENTER


AVAR is a forum for technical discussions and debates on emerging threats and mitigation, contributing to and learning from a global cybersecurity knowledge center.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


AVAR publishes research papers leading to professional development of cybersecurity specialists

NETWORKING & PARTNERING


AVAR offers a global platform for business networking and partnering with other members

CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS


AVAR conducts conferences and conclaves to enable networking and information sharing

PRODUCT LAUNCHES


AVAR is a platform to gain international mileage for product launches

CHAIRMAN’S  MESSAGE

CEO

Recently, AVAR management decided to appoint a new CEO and has declared Mr. J Kesavardhanan, Founder and CTO of K7 Computing Pvt. Ltd., India, as the first CEO of AVAR.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Name Organisation Position AVAR title
Mr. Righard  Zwienenberg ESET, spol. s r. o.  Senior Research Fellow
Mr. Eddy Willems G DATA CyberDefense Security Evangelist
Mr. Cha  Minseok AhnLab, Inc.
Mr. Allan George Dyer Yui Kee Computing Limited Chief Consultant  Chairman
Ms. Hong  Jia  AppEsteem Corporation  Chief Research Officer
Mr. Jesse  Song SKD Labs CEO
Mr. CHEN Jianmin National Computer Virus Emergency Response Center Deputy Director

From left to right: Righard Zwienenberg, Eddy Willems, Cha Minseok, Allan George Dyer, Hong Jia, Jesse Song and J Kesavardhanan

AVAR MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • Exchange ideas and discuss about the risks and implications associated with cyberthreats
  • Present research papers
  • Network and collaborate with cybersecurity leaders and professionals
  • Benefit form collaboration with other industry bodies
  • Publish articles on the AVAR research blog
  • Be a part of panel discussions
  • Gain visibility
    • Media coverage at the annual conferences
    • Corporate logo displayed on the AVAR website
    • Sponsoring AVAR events
  • Enjoy special privileges at AVAR conferences
  • Be informed of all membership activities
  • Explore potential business opportunities

CORPORATE MEMBERS


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