Yong Kim

Yong Kim

Vice President of Cyber Strategy and Research at Verisign
Joined on June 24, 2020
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As vice president of the cyber strategy and research team, Yong Kim leads engineers and researchers focused on cybersecurity initiatives in support of Verisign's operational security and overarching mission objectives.

In this role, he focuses on internet infrastructure security, stability, resiliency, applied research, security operations, techno-policy initiatives, and operational industry and community engagements. Kim and his team work with an array of private sector, government, and community organizations developing mechanisms to increase collaboration and mitigate threats posed by bots, malware, phishing, spam, denial-of-service attacks, and other related activities. Additionally, he serves as chief of staff for Verisign's executive vice president and chief security officer.

Kim currently serves as a board member of Messaging, Malware, and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG), a working group member of Internet Society's (ISOC) Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS), and is an active participant in the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

Before joining Verisign, Kim held leadership positions with Cisco Systems, Institute for International Research (IIR), and Exelon Corporation, in roles focused on cyber security industry analyst relations, product development, and business development. Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts in government and politics and Master of Arts in telecommunications from George Mason University.

Featured Blogs

Cybersecurity Considerations in the Work-From-Home Era

Verisign is deeply committed to protecting our critical internet infrastructure from potential cybersecurity threats, and to keeping up to date on the changing cyber landscape. Over the years, cybercriminals have grown more sophisticated, adapting to changing business practices and diversifying their approaches in non-traditional ways. We have seen security threats continue to evolve in 2020, as many businesses have shifted to a work from home posture due to the COVID-19 pandemic. more

Verisign Expands MANRS Relationship to Strengthen Global Routing Security

Verisign has been involved with an initiative known as Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security, or MANRS, since its inception. MANRS, which is coordinated by the Internet Society, focuses on strengthening the security and resiliency of IP networks throughout the world by identifying and providing best practices for mitigating common routing security threats. MANRS began as a collaboration among network operators and internet exchange providers, with Verisign formally becoming a participant in its Network Operator Program in 2017. more

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