Shape Security appoints new chief security scientist
Oct 08, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
Shape Security Inc., a developer of new web security technology, has appointed Xinran Wang as chief security scientist.
Wang will drive R&D efforts and help strengthen the company's cyber-attack research team. Wang joins the team from Palo Alto Networks, where he headed malware research and led the design and development of the WildFire product. With over nine years of experience in security research and 14 patents in crimeware, botnet, and malicious domain/IP detection, he is an authority on modern malware detection.
Wang has been invited to speak at top security conferences including Black Hat, Virus Bulletin, Usenix security, and the ACM conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS).
"As the driving force behind Palo Alto Networks' WildFire technology, Dr Wang is one of the most talented security scientists in the world," said Shape Security CEO Derek Smith. "After seeing him build a strong competitor in the anti-malware space from scratch, we knew we wanted to have him at Shape. As our chief security scientist, his work will ensure that our technology handles attacks which today cannot be defended against by any other products."
"Shape's technology is going to completely change how companies implement, and even how they think about, security," said Dr Wang. "I am excited to join such an amazing team and work on such an interesting set of new and challenging problems."
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