Markus Jakobsson, chief scientist for ZapFraud, has worked for more than 20 years as a security researcher, scientist, and entrepreneur, studying phishing, crimeware, and mobile security at leading organizations. He leads ZapFraud's security research with a focus on using advanced data science to prevent email attacks.
In previous positions, Dr. Jakobsson spearheaded research in malware, authentication, fraud, user interfaces, and security technologies for Qualcomm, and led email security research as the Chief Scientist at Agari. He has co-founded several startups, spanning email fraud prevention, user authentication, mobile malware detection, and secure user messaging. Jakobsson has also held key roles as srincipal scientist at PayPal, Xerox PARC, and RSA Security.