Bitdefender Labs Spokespeople

Alexandru Catalin Cosoi

Alexandru Catalin Cosoi

Chief Security Strategist

Alexandru Catalin Cosoi serves as a leader in the Bitdefender cyber-intelligence team tasked with fighting cyber-crime. He represents the company with global media, at conferences and within the security industry on advanced security topics, Bitdefender investigations, and for the Bitdefender CTO Office. He holds a PhD in Natural Language Processing, 6 patents, and is the acting Bitdefender liaison with Europol, Interpol, and over 60 CERTs worldwide.

Monika Goldberg

Monika Goldberg

VP and Editor-in-Chief

Based in Silicon Valley, Monika leads the charge to ensure that people and businesses around the world know the Bitdefender name, and the wealth of security knowledge and innovation the company has to offer. With over 20 years in the industry, she has worked at both startups and large organizations like Intel Security/McAfee, Cisco and HP, and has introduced several new technologies, products, programs and companies to the market.

Alexandru (Jay) Balan

Alexandru (Jay) Balan

Chief Security Researcher

As a Chief Security Researcher and spokesperson for Bitdefender, Jay brings over 15 years of experience in Information Security, Innovation and Product Strategy. He is now furthering security research in the IoT field and preaches IoT security awareness at conferences such as CERT Annual Summit, Interpol’s MENA Working Group meeting on Cybercrime for Heads of Units, DefCamp, IMWorld and Future of Media

Bogdan Botezatu

Bogdan Botezatu

Director, Threat Research & Reporting

Bob is an experienced security researcher interested in malware de-obfuscation, detection, removal and prevention with a focus on network security, mobile data exchange and advanced persistent threats. With more than ten years of hands-on experience in the security industry, and frequently quoted by media including the BBC, PC Magazine, The Verge, Mashable, Ars Technica, MSNBC, ZDNet and others, Bob creates and curates content from Labs, and routinely presents in conferences.

Adrian Liviu Arsene

Adrian Liviu Arsene

Senior Cybersecurity Analyst

Liviu works with the malware/vulnerability research teams to investigate new threats and build in depth analysis for specialized security media. His role is to understand security trends and identify emerging threats, create journalistic content, guest post on security blogs and websites (DarkReading, InformationWeek, HotforSecurity, Bitdefender Business Insights) and serve as a company spokesperson for media security inquiries and company presentations.

Dan Berte

Dan Berte

Director, IoT

Dan accelerates Bitdefender’s recognition as leader and innovator in the Internet of Things with Bitdefender BOX and its revolutionary IoT security technologies. He previously lead the design and product experience at Bitdefender. His team designed, built and shipped Bitdefender BOX, a revolutionary device that protects all devices in the smart home. Prior to Bitdefender Dan had a key role in developing Vodafone Romania’s online assets and founded the first free WiFi hotspot network in Europe.