Group-IB’s Jennifer Soh and Kristina Ivanova make the 2022 Top 30 Women in Security ASEAN Region list
Group-IB, one of the global leaders in cybersecurity, is proud to announce that Jennifer Soh, Senior Cyber Investigation Specialist and Kristina Ivanova, Deputy Head of the Group-IB’s Cyber Investigations team in Singapore, have been recognized as some of the leading experts as they make it onto the Top 30 Women in Security ASEAN Region. The winners of the third edition of the influential list were announced on 15th of August at the Cyber Security Asia 2022 conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The initiative was established by the Women in Security & Resilience Alliance (WISECRA) to recognize women who have contributed to enhancing the region’s security industry. The Top Women in Security ASEAN Region Awards follow similar initiatives in India, as well as Africa, Europe, and Canada and form part of a global campaign by the WISECRA.
Since its launch in 2019, Group-IB’s cyber investigators have been honoured every year with the prestigious award. Vesta Matveeva, head of the company’s cyber investigations team in the Asia Pacific, paved the way for her team by making it on the list of Top 20 Women in Cyber Security in Singapore in 2020 and 2021. The 2022 winners have been selected from 100 nominations. A panel of seven esteemed judges independently scored Group-IB’s cybercrime fighters to be amongst the Top 30 Women in Security in ASEAN Region 2022.
Kristina Ivanova is a battle-tested expert with over 10 years of cybersecurity consulting experience. She has managed more than 50 successful high-profile investigations conducted together with law enforcement organizations across Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, India, and South Korea. Kristina played a key role in the development of an AI-driven cybercrime investigation software which enabled Group-IB to secure a grant under the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore’s Cybersecurity Industry Call for Innovation
As a Senior Cyber Investigation Specialist in Group-IB’s Global HQ in Singapore, Jennifer Soh specializes in combating cybercrime. Before joining the Group-IB, she was a Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) Team Lead in the Singapore Government Agency. Jennifer’s vision is to inspire more young cybersecurity enthusiasts to pursue their cybersecurity career aspirations. Jennifer has participated in the Advisory Singapore mentorship program in 2021 and remains committed to motivating students in the field.
Both Kristina and Jennifer are passionate about Group-IB’s mission to fight cybercrime. In their daily roles, the duo are tasked with identifying and tracking down the most advanced cybercriminals syndicates and assisting respective Asia-Pacific police and international law enforcement agencies to bring threat actors to justice. Most recently, Kristina and Jennifer played a critical role in a series of INTERPOL-led operations codenamed Falcon I, Falcon II, and Delilah.
Kristina and Jennifer believe in the importance of giving back to the community by mentoring and sharing knowledge and experience. With this latest acknowledgment of their role as some of the leading experts in their field, both are further motivated to inspire the next generation of cybersecurity professionals to strengthen the cybersecurity landscape in Singapore and the region.