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Secunia appoints Dr. Stefan Frei as Research Analyst Director

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12:55 CET on the 24th February 2010
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From the 1st February 2010, Secunia has appointed Dr. Stefan Frei as Research Analyst Director.

Stefan was most recently Senior Research Associate at ETH Zürich, specialising within the field of vulnerabilities and the security ecosystem for his doctors degree. Prior to the academic world, Stefan worked as a Senior Security Consultant in IBM/ISS X-Force, executing technical assessments throughout EMEA for top Telco, Finance, and Retail companies.

In his new position as Research Analyst Director, Stefan will be responsible for analysing and documenting the data generated by Secunia Vulnerability Intelligence and the Secunia Personal Software Inspector. He will also be responsible for preparing whitepapers and speaking at key conferences to share the Secunia research with the industry, as well as organisations and institutions interested in cooperating in the utilisation and application of this data.

In response to the appointment of Stefan Frei, CEO Niels Henrik comments, “Secunia has a truly valuable and comprehensive pool of data that, for too long, has not been explored or extensively analysed. I believe that with the statistics and observations that we can extract from the data, we will be able to contribute to the education of the market, proving the importance of patching both Microsoft and 3rd party programs on factual and substantiated grounds – and Stefan is a key resource in assuming this responsibility of making the data active and channeling the information to the market in a easily and digested way.”

Stefan Frei has previously been acquainted with Secunia through his independent research at ETH Zürich, and appreciates the opportunity to join the leading player within Vulnerability Intelligence, “I have had my eyes on Secunia since they were founded in 2002, and have with interest followed their fight for accessible information on vulnerabilities, as well as their focus on eliminating vulnerabilities – and as some of my research at ETH in Zürich proved, Secunia is doing a really good job in this area. I look forward to being part of the organisation, and working with an, until now, untouched pool of data that can aid in mapping and defining the threat environment that both businesses and private individuals are operating within”.

Stefan will be presenting at the RSA CONFERENCE 2010 on March 2, 2010.

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