Nick FitzGerald joins ESET, to focus on APAC
By Digital News Asia January 19, 2016
- Rose to prominence as the editor of Virus Bulletin
- Established the methodology for VB100 certification
RENOWNED information security expert Nick FitzGerald (pic above) is joining ESET as a senior research fellow.
While he will be working with ESET Australia, he will focus on the whole Asia Pacific region, including his home country New Zealand, ESET said in a statement.
“We are happy to have Nick [FitzGerald] on board,” said its chief research officer Juraj Malcho.
“He is well known as one of the world’s top malware experts. His ability to understand the broader context of malware and cyber-criminality will help us to position ESET as a true IT security leader,” he added.
FitzGerald started his career as a moderator of the Virus-L mailing list, and rose to prominence as the editor of Virus Bulletin from 1997-1999, where he established the methodology for VB100 certification and ran the first VB100 tests, ESET said in its statement.
Since leaving his editorial position, he has worked as a consultant and researcher for several companies in the IT security industry. He still works with Virus Bulletin as a member of its advisory board.
“For me, ESET is one of the very last IT companies with a true focus on technology,” said FitzGerald.
“I look forward to working for such a company, where perfecting products and high-quality research are paramount priorities,” he added.
FitzGerald holds a degree in Education and Psychology from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He is a member of numerous groups and organisations in the field of cybersecurity, notably the Computer Antivirus Research Organisation (CARO).
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