Research Director Dr. Stefan Frei is a known veteran in the security space. Before joining NSS Labs, Frei was Research Analyst Director at Secunia where he was responsible for the Lab to identify trends and turn security data into business actionable information, as well as serving as the key spokesperson on evolving threats. Prior to joining Secunia he worked for the ISS X-Force (now part of IBM) security assessment services, executing high profile cutting edge attack-based consultancy services throughout EMEA. Frei is an accomplished security writer for various publications, authoring a number influencing papers and reports, and he frequently speaks at leading conferences and industry workshops (e.g. BlackHat, DefCon, RSA, FIRST, ISF, InfoSec, eCrime). He is an electrical engineer by training and holds a PhD and business degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.