Kristina Shingareva

Kristina is Head of External Relations at the global IT Security company Kaspersky. She has been working in cybersecurity for over 11 years, focusing on raising  awareness about major cyberthreats, such as  mobile bankers, targeted attacks against individuals (privacy activists, journalists), and nation-state sponsored attacks against critical infrastructure. In 2016, she stood at the origins of the NoMoreRansom initiative founded by Europol's European Cybercrime Centre, the National High Tech Crime Unit of the Netherlands' police, McAfee, and Kaspersky. This was the first public-private partnership of its kind and aims to help victims recover their encrypted data without having to pay the ransom t to cybercriminals. 
Now, Kristina is representing Kaspersky in the Coalition against Stalkerware. It’s a global initiative comprised mainly of cybersecurity vendors and domestic violence advocacy and direct service organizations. . Together, they work to combat the use of this commercially available software that allows users to spy on other people unnoticed, to increase public awareness about this issue, and to provide support to survivors of domestic violence.