Information security expert, Nick FitzGerald is joining ESET as a Senior Research Fellow. Working with ESET Australia, he will focus on the whole Asia-Pacific region, including his home country, New Zealand.
Juraj Malcho, Chief Research Officer, ESET said, “We are happy to have Nick on board. He is well known as one of the world’s top malware experts. His ability to understand the broader context of malware and cyber criminality will help us to position ESET as a true IT security leader.”
At the beginning of his career, FitzGerald was a moderator of the Virus-L mailing list. He rose to prominence as the editor of Virus Bulletin (1997-1999), where he established the methodology for VB100 certification and ran the first VB100 tests. Since leaving his editorial position, Nick has worked as a consultant and researcher for several companies in the IT security industry. He still works with Virus Bulletin as a member of its advisory board.
FitzGerald on his appointment said, “For me, ESET is one of the very last IT companies with a true focus on technology. I look forward to working for such a company, where perfecting products and high-quality research are paramount priorities.”
FitzGerald holds a degree in Education and Psychology from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He is a member of numerous groups and organizations in the field of cyber security, notably the Computer Antivirus Research Organization (CARO).