As Head of Bitdefender's Antimalware and Antispam Labs, Viorel Canja leads a team of 140 of the most experienced threat analysts in the world and manages the development of the core protection technologies for Bitdefender. With 15+ years of experience in the data security industry, he is personally responsible for the growth of the Antimalware Labs. The group's response time to new threats is among the best in the industry, garnering accolades from some of the most trusted institutions and publications in the world. Prior to his current position, Mr. Canja, held positions within Bitdefender as a virus researcher, engine developer and manager of the engine development team. He is a graduate of the Polytechnic University of Bucharest.