|Candid Wüest holds a master of computer science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and various certifications. He works for Symantec's global security response team, where he has been going far beyond Anti-Virus signatures during the last ten years. He researches new threat vectors, analyses trends and formulates new mitigation strategies. During three years he was working as a Virus Analyst in the anti malware laboratory of Symantec in Dublin/Ireland, analysing malware and creating signatures. Before that he was part of the global security analyzing lab of IBM Research in Rüschlikon. He has published various whitepapers and appeared in magazines and TV shows. He is a frequent speaker at conferences like VB and RSA. He learned coding and the English language on a Commodore 64.