This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Markus Jakobsson, Top International Security Authority, Principal Scientist at PARC and Founder of RavenWhite, Past Principal Research Scientist at RSA Security.
The research done at PARC and RSA Security are legendary. It's a rare opportunity when the world's top research scientists are interviewed for a blog. Watch for Markus in upcoming future podcasts as well.
About Markus Jakobsson
Dr. Markus Jakobsson is a Principal Scientist at Palo Alto Research Center. He is a founder of the security startup RavenWhite, which addresses security problems associated with authentication, malware and click-fraud. He is also one of the founders of SecurityCartoon, an educational approach targeting typical Internet users.
Previously, he has held positions as Associate Professor at Indiana University, Adjunct Associate Professor at New York University, Principal Research Scientist at RSA Security, and was a member of the Technical Staff at Bell Labs. He is a visiting research fellow of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), serves on the technical advisory board of Cellfony, and is a consultant to the financial sector.
Dr. Jakobsson teaches on phishing and counter-measures, click-fraud, the human factor in security, cryptography, network security and protocol design. He is an editor of "Phishing and Countermeasures" (Wiley, 2006) and co-author of "Crimeware: Understanding New Attacks and Defenses" (Symantec Press, 2008). He received his PhD in computer science from University of California at San Diego in 1997. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.