Principal Security Researcher, Global Research & Analysis Team, Kaspersky LabAs Principal Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab, Kurt Baumgartner is responsible for monitoring the malware landscape across the Americas and enhancing Kaspersky Lab technologies and solutions.
Prior to joining Kaspersky Lab in 2010, Kurt was VP of Behavioral Threat Research at Symantec – PC Tools ThreatFire. Originally joining ThreatFire as a startup in 2005 as their sole Researcher, he built up and led their research efforts through two successful acquisitions. Before Symantec, Baumgartner was Chief Threat Officer at Novatix and a Threat Analyst at SonicWALL. He is an active blogger and regularly presents on malware issues at international conferences and speaks to interested media.