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Today, we announced two significant hires:  Eric Howes, who is now our new Director of Malware Research and Joe Wells, who is joining us as Chief Scientist, Security Research.

Eric is a well known antispyware researcher and one of the most widely quoted authorities on the problems of spyware and adware. You’ll know his work on running the Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware list and his extensive work in antispyware testing.  Eric has had an independent consulting relationship with Sunbelt since the fall of 2004, and dealing with him has been highly enjoyable.  He is a truly valued addition to our team.

The second addition is veteran security expert Joe Wells as chief scientist, security research.  Joe was previously the chief antivirus architect at Fortinet and is one of the most widely known authorities on malware threats — having worked in key R&D positions at Trend Micro, Symantec, Certus and IBM’s Thomas Watson Research Center.   He is also the founder of the well-known Wildlist. You can see his full CV here. Joe has an amazing background and it’s been a rare treat and an honor to have spent time with him discussing our future plans.  Oh, and talk about war stories – Joe has seen it all.

I’m truly thrilled to have these two new members of our team, as we see Sunbelt moving into new realms.  

More corporate propaganda on Joe here and Eric here.

Alex Eckelberry