(Association of Anti-Virus Asia Researches)
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.
We are looking forward to AVAR 2016! We will certainly be honoured to welcome you to the amazing city of Kuala Lumpur.
30 November – 2 December, 2016
Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur
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 is a non-profit organization whose primary objective is to prevent the spread of and the damage caused by malicious code. We are proud to say that AVAR now comprises members from 17 territories, from the Asia pacific and around the world.
We are facing an ever-changing and growing threat from malware, but our capability to protect and respond is also growing. I believe that the international and inter-organisational exchange and cooperation through AVAR have made a significant contribution to those defences. The AVAR Conference has become something to look forward to every year and has been held in Korea, Australia, India, Japan, Hong Kong, China and now Vietnam.
AVAR is not just for virus researchers, it is also particularly relevant to the business and technical needs of corporate IT professionals, students, educators, law enforcement, legislators and all those whose objectives are to ensure safe and secure computing and the security of the internet.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|Mr. Randy Abrams||Independent Security Analyst||Research Director|
|Mr. Larry Bridwell||Independent Consultant|
|Ms. Karen Kit Ping Cheung||Yui Kee Computing Limited||Secretary|
|Esq. Sihaeng Cho||AhnLab, Inc.||CTO|
|Mr. Trieu Tran Duc||CMC Information Security Corporation||CEO|
|Mr. Allan George Dyer||Yui Kee Computing Limited||Chief Consultant||Chairman|
|Mr. Bin Fang||Shenzhen Tencent Computer Systems Company Limited||Technical Director|
|Mr. Shigeru Ishii||IPA||Group Leader|
|Mr. Teiichi Ishikawa||Canon IT Solutions Inc.|
|Mr. Chen Jianmin||National Computer Virus Emergency Response Center||Deputy Director|
|Mr. Craig Johnston|
|Mr. Sanjay Katkar||Quick Heal Technologies Prv. Ltd.||CTO|
|Mr. Jayaraman Kesavardhanan||K7 Computing Pvt. Ltd.||CEO|
|Mr. Andrew Lee||ESET, spol. s r. o.||CEO|
|Mr. Jaime Lyndon||Trend Micro||Senior Threat Analyst & Researcher|
|Mr. Jeffrey Ma||Nevel systems Limited||Founder & CEO|
|Mr. Xu Ming||Kingsoft Internet Security||CTO|
|Mr. Jonathan Poon||Microsoft Corporation||Global Anti-Malware Service Manager|
|Mr. Steven Shi||Beijing Qihu Keji Co. Ltd.||Director|
|Mr. Jesse Song||West Coast Labs||Vice President|
|Mr. Yoshihiro Yasuda||McAfee||Architect|
|Mr. Wang Ying||Jiangmin||Chairman|
|Mr. Righard Zwienenberg||ESET, spol. s r. o.||Senior Research Fellow|