Fraser Howard has joined Sophos as the new principal virus researcher, the security company acknowledged in a press release. With Sophos, Howard will be involved in developing malware protections
based on heuristic and generic proactive technology. His work will also revolve around the automation of suspect code processing.
"Sophos's anti-virus engine and the technology behind it to defend against known and unknown threats has impressed me a great deal," said Fraser Howard, principal virus researcher at SophosLabs, Sophos's global network of virus and spam research centers. "I'm very happy to join the experts at SophosLabs and play my part in helping protect businesses against existing and emerging threats."
With McAfee, Howard worked across EMEA beginning with 2000. Here he was lead manager of the research team, analyzing new threats on the Windows 32 platform.
"Fraser Howard brings a wealth of experience to this important role inside the worldwide network of SophosLabs," said Mark Harris, global director of SophosLabs. "We're delighted to welcome him into the fold and we're certain that his expertise and proven dedication will help retain Sophos's position as a leading force in the fight against viruses, spyware, hackers and spam."