CyberSecurity Dialogues

Costin G. Raiu

Director, GReAT, Kaspersky, Romania

Costin specializes in analyzing advanced persistent threats, zero-day exploits and complex malware. He is leading the world-known Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) that researched the inner workings of many high-profile attacks, including RedOctober, WannaCry, ShadowPad and ShadowHammer and Moonlight Maze. His current work is focused on the development of code similarity technologies and systems for enriching threat intelligence. Costin has over 28 years of experience in anti-virus technologies and security research. He is a member of the Virus Bulletin Technical Advisory Board, a member of the Computer AntiVirus Researchers’ Organization (CARO) and a reporter for the Wildlist Organization International. Before joining Kaspersky Lab, Costin worked for GeCad as Chief Researcher and as a Data Security Expert with the RAV antivirus developers group.  Costin holds a blue belt in Taekwondo. Some of his hobbies include chess, photography and Science Fiction literature.