Head of Global Analysis dpt., BitDefender (Romania)
As Bitdefender’s Chief Security Strategist, Alexandru Cătălin Cosoi wears many hats, from energizing and publicizing the company’s technological progress from within the CTO Office to leading the cyber-intelligence team tasked with helping local and international law enforcement agencies fight cybercrime. Alexandru is also a member of the Internet Security Advisory Group at Europol and Bitdefender’s liaison with Interpol, and he is in direct contact with 60 CERTs worldwide.
Alexandru specializes in pattern extraction and recognition technologies, with an accent on neural networks and machine learning. His technical achievements have so far materialized in six granted patents and a series of classification technologies being implemented in Bitdefender software. Alexandru has a bachelor degree in bioengineering and machine learning and a PhD in natural language processing.
Throughout the past decade, Alexandru has been delivering talks and trainings to numerous international events, evangelizing the threat landscape of the cybersecurity industry, dissecting attacks and training people to use different technologies.