Silvio Cesare is a researcher, writer, and presenter in industry and academia. He is the author of the academic book "Software Similarity and Classification" published by Springer. He has spoken at multiple industry conferences including Black Hat, Ruxcon, Auscert, and Cansecwest. He holds a Doctorate from Deakin University in Australia. He has also worked in industry within Australia, France, and the United States. This work includes time as the scanner architect of Qualys - now the world's largest vulnerability assessment company. At present, he is again at Qualys in developing next-generation malware protection based on his University research. In 2008, he was awarded $5000 USD tied 3rd prize for the highest impact vulnerability reported to security intelligence company IDefense for an implementation specific IDS evasion bug in the widely deployed Snort software. He has a Bachelor of Information Technology and a Master of Informatics by research from CQUniversity where he was awarded with two academic prizes during his undergraduate degree, a University Postgraduate Research Award full scholarship during his Masters degree and an award for the highest achieving PhD student during his candidature.