Renowned spyware researcher Eric Howes joins Sunbelt Software

Leading malware expert to head Sunbelt¹s Threat Research Team

Worcester, UK, 16th January 2005 Sunbelt System Software, the leading provider of Windows system administration tools and enterprise security solutions, today announces the appointment of renowned security expert, Eric Howes, to the position of director of malware research. In his new role, Eric will be responsible for spearheading Sunbelt¹s threat research initiatives and manage the talented efforts of Sunbelt¹s threat research team. He will be based at Sunbelt¹s office in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Howes, formerly an instructor and researcher at the University of Illinois, has been studying spyware behaviour for over five years. Widely regarded as one of the foremost experts on spyware and malicious mechanisms, Howes has served as a panellist at the CNET anti-spyware workshop and is an active and well-known participant in many of the security forums dedicated to spyware research including and (thanks to MVP Randy Knobloch for the link)

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