Candid Wuest holds a masters 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 eleven years. He researches new threat vectors, analyses trends, and formulates new mitigation strategies. For three years, he worked as a Virus Analyst in the anti-malware laboratory of Symantec in Dublin, Ireland. He has published various articles and has appeared in magazines and on TV shows. He is a frequent speaker at conferences like VB, RSA and #days. He learned coding and the English language on a Commodore 64.