Nick FitzGerald Joins ESET as it Grows in Asia-Pacific Region

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Nick FitzGerald, a renowned information security expert, is joining ESET as a Senior Research Fellow. Working with ESET Australia, he will focus on the whole Asia-Pacific region, including his home country, New Zealand.

”We are happy to have Nick on board. 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,” commented Juraj Malcho, Chief Research Officer at ESET.

At the beginning of his career, Nick was a moderator of the Virus-L mailing list. Nick rose to prominence as the editor of Virus Bulletin (1997-1999), where he established the methodology for VB100 certification and ran the first VB100 tests. Since leaving his editorial position, Nick 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. I look forward to working for such a company, where perfecting products and high-quality research are paramount priorities,” said Nick FitzGerald.

Nick holds a degree in Education and Psychology from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He is a member of numerous groups and organizations in the field of cyber security, notably the Computer Antivirus Research Organization (CARO).
Nick FitzGerald is the latest recruit to ESET from among the world’s top IT security pioneers and talents. ESET technology has been making history since 1987, when company founders Miroslav Trnka and Peter Pasko co-programmed their first antivirus software. In 2012, ESET’s research ranks were strengthened by the addition of another renowned industry figure, Righard Zwienenberg, who started analyzing cyber threats in 1988.

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