About Us


(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.

AVAR 2016

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



Name Organisation Position AVAR title
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
Guangchong Liu Baidu
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