Kaspersky Lab and RUDN University: it is important to study information security and develop cooperation with African countries

Kaspersky Lab and RUDN University: it is important to study information security and develop cooperation with African countries

May 27, 2021, Evgeniy Kaspersky, founder of Kaspersky Lab and Oleg Yastrebov, Rector of RUDN University signed a memorandum of understanding and cooperation in the field of science, technology and education.

Among common scientific interests is the study of modern cyber-physical systems, industrial cyber security, information protection and artificial intelligence. Experts of Kaspersky Lab JSC and RUDN University scientists will be able to conduct joint research on these topics and create new educational materials for students and young professionals.

The parties also discussed opportunities for joint training of qualified IT personnel for African countries. Cooperation will be organized on the basis of RUDN University Engineering Academy.

The meeting was attended by:

On the part of Kaspersky Lab:

  • Evgeniy Kaspersky, founder of Kaspersky Lab
  • Andrey Dukhvalov, Head of Perspective Projects Department
  • Andrey Suvorov, Director of Critical Infrastructure Security Development at Kaspersky Lab

From RUDN University:

  • Oleg Yastrebov, Rector of RUDN University
  • Yuri Razumny, Director of the Engineering Academy of RUDN University
  • Svetlana Erkenova, Deputy Director for Academic Reputation and Interaction with Employers, Engineering Academy of RUDN University


Joint Stock Company “Kaspersky Lab” is an international company that has been working in the field of information security since 1997. Kaspersky Lab technologies protect more than 400 million users and 240 thousand corporate clients in more than 200 countries around the world.

Kaspersky Lab products are certified by leading hardware and software vendors: Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Cisco Systems, Red Hat, Citrix Systems, Novell and others.

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