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.
Director of Threat Research and 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.
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
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 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.