Markus Jakobsson is a security researcher and serial entrepreneur. He is the founder of the security startups RavenWhite and Fatskunk. He is Principal Scientist at PayPal, and has in the past held positions as Principal Scientist at Palo Alto Research Center, Principal Research Scientist at RSA Security, Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Labs, Associate Professor at Indiana University, and Adjunct Associate Professor at New York University. He is a visiting research fellow of the Anti-Phishing Working Group, where he serves on the Wireless Device Fraud Working Group. Markus also serves on the technical advisory boards of Cellfony and Lifelock.
His research is focused on socio-technicial fraud and malware; he has contributed to the knowledge of phishing, crimeware, mobile malware and efficient cryptographic protocols. He is author/editor of “The Death of the Internet” (Wiley, 2012), “Crimeware: Understanding New Attacks and Defenses” (Symantec Press, 2008) and “Phishing and Countermeasures” (Wiley, 2006). Markus is the inventor of more than a hundred U.S. patents and patent applications, and has published more than hundred articles. He received his PhD in computer science from University of California at San Diego in 1997.