Serbia has a unique combination of well-educated and highly motivated talents within cryptography and IT security. In fact, companies like Microsoft and Intel have already established centers for programming and development in Belgrade. It’s just a matter of time before more companies will discover the dynamics and vast resources of knowledge available here. Naturally, we want to be part of this as early as possible in order to attract the best people,
Johan Henrikson, CEO at Verisec
Attacks are becoming more sophisticated and cybercriminals are constantly finding new ways to access sensitive information. Meanwhile, threats become more frequent. The number of reported data breaches in Sweden during the first half of 2012 increased by 99 percent compared to the corresponding period last year. Unfortunately, the knowledge required to meet these new threats is just not available in our country, although we probably see ourselves as pioneers within IT
Johan Henrikson, CEO at Verisec
Verisec Labs is an excellent example of how to utilize the enormous technological potential available here in Serbia – potential that you may not normally associate with this region. The fact that a company like Verisec choose to place a center here, and not elsewhere, shows that Serbia is at the forefront of producing cutting edge IT solutions, especially when it comes to this kind of advanced cryptography that Verisec Labs is going to develop
Sweden’s ambassador Christer Asp
Swedish companies used to move production abroad and keep R & D at home. Today it’s the other way around. If we don’t raise the level of quality in our educational system – from the primary schools and upwards – even more companies will be forced to place their R & D elsewhere. From our standpoint, and I think every knowledge-intensive company would agree, it’s competence that matters, not geographic location
Johan Henrikson, CEO at Verisec