Alexandru Balan

Chief Security Researcher


Alex “Jay” Balan works as Chief Security Researcher for Bitdefender. His career is focused on information security, innovation and product strategy, fields in which he has so far accumulated over 15 years of experience. He drove the vision for Bitdefender’s UNIX-based security solutions before kickstarting an ambitious project that would advance the company’s R&D department, Bitdefender LABS, and steer a good part of the company’s focus towards technology and innovation. He is now furthering security and privacy research and has been actively involved in creating awareness by speaking at a number of conferences including DefCon, BSides, ISC China, Interpol’s meetings on Cybercrime for Heads of Units, DefCamp, IMWorld, Future of Media, RSA and many others.

Twitter @Jaymzu

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