Candid Wueest

Threat Researcher, Symantec

Candid Wueest works for Symantec’s global security response team, where he has been going far beyond antivirus signatures during the last 14 years. He analyzes new security threats, formulates mitigation strategies and creates research reports on new emerging security trends—for example, threats to the Internet of Things. For three years, he worked as a Virus Analyst in the anti-malware lab of Symantec in Dublin, Ireland. Wueest has published various whitepapers and has been featured as a security expert in top-tier media outlets. He is a frequent speaker at security-related conferences including RSA, Black Hat and Area41. He learned coding and the English language on a Commodore 64. He holds a master of computer science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).