We are Kaspersky Lab's Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT) AMA!
We are Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT), a group of 43 anti-malware researchers in 18 countries around the world. We track malicious hacker activity around the globe with an emphasis on advanced targeted attacks.
We have worked on dissecting some of biggest cyber-espionage campaigns, including Stuxnet, Flame, Gauss, Equation Group, Regin and Epic Turla and we’re currently tracking more than 100 nation-state threat actors and campaigns.
Here with us are:
- Costin Raiu - Global Director @craiu
- Vitaly Kamluk @vkamluk
- Vicente Diaz @trompi
- Ryan Naraine @ryanaraine
- Juan Andres Guerrero-Saade @juanandres_gs
- Brian Bartholomew @Mao_Ware
EDIT (1:28PM Eastern): Thanks all for the thought-provoking questions. We tried to answer as many questions as possible but it was tough concentrating in this horse's head. Follow us on Twitter (links above) and keep in tough. Stay safe out there.
EDIT (07/29/2016): Girls and guys, you rock! Thank you very much for all your questions and for the constructive dialogue. We tried to answer as many questions as possible. Hopefully, we’ll be able to host another AMA in the near future!
We noticed there were a lot of college grads asking us about internships or how to start a career in this field. You can find our answers here and here. Also, never stop asking questions. Don’t be afraid to learn new things, be open minded (try to go the extra mile when you learn something) and don’t hesitate to ask questions! Apply for internship positions, even if there are no openings displayed on the website. Sign up for your local security group in your city. Start doing CTFs (Capture the Flag). A good starting point for future CTFs is https://ctftime.org/ . Find some friends from your uni / community and start solving the challenges! You never know how things will turn out in the end :)
We also noticed a lot of people asking us about how difficult is to enter this industry. You can find our answer here