Top Interview

Dr. Markus Jakobsson
Dr. Markus Jakobsson’s background places him amongst the top experts in the world in security. In this interview, Markus provides security tips and lessons only he can provide and the latest trends from his extensive ongoing research as  top scientist in the field. Dr. Markus Jakobsson is a founder of the security startups RavenWhite and Fatskunk, and Principal Scientist of Consumer Security at PayPal. He has held positions as Principal Scientist at Palo Alto Research Center, Principal Research Scientist at RSA Security, Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Labs, Associate Professor at Indiana University and Adjunct Associate Professor at New York University.

Dr. Jakobsson is a visiting research fellow of the Anti-Phishing Working Group, and serves on the technical advisory boards of Cellfony and Lifelock. His research is focused on socio-technical fraud; he has contributed to the knowledge of phishing, crimeware and efficient cryptographic protocols, and is currently focusing his efforts on mobile malware and mobile user authentication.

He is an editor of "Phishing and Countermeasures" (Wiley, 2006) and "Crimeware: Understanding New Attacks and Defenses" (Symantec Press, 2008), and "The Death of the Internet" (Wiley, forthcoming). He received his PhD in computer science from University of California at San Diego in 1997.
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