Markus Jakobsson, Chief Scientist for Agari, has spent more than 20 years as a security researcher, scientist, and entrepreneur, studying phishing, crimeware, and mobile security at leading organizations. In his role at Agari, he leads the company's security research with a focus on using advanced data science to prevent email attacks.
Prior to Agari, Jakobsson spearheaded research in malware, authentication, fraud, user interfaces, and security technologies for Qualcomm. He also co-founded three digital startups (ZapFraud, RavenWhite, and FatSkunk) spanning email fraud prevention, user authentication, mobile malware detection, and secure user messaging. In addition, Jakobsson has held key roles as Principal Scientist at PayPal, Xerox PARC, and RSA Security.