Wednesday, December 09, 2009

20 years with or within the Anti-Virus and Security Industry

Today it's exactly 20 years ago one of my former managers gave me a diskette which appeared to be having the AIDS information trojan. At that time I was one of the first in the world to get a detection for it and who could reverse the situation from a trojanised machine back to healthy one. It changed my life completely. 2 years later I was one of the founders of EICAR. And it kept going on in the good direction. Look here if you want to see how I changed in 20 years. ;-)

I love what I'm doing. It's my life and I'm one of the few which are not doing it only for the money. During those 20 years I've met a lot of interesting, brilliant minded and enthusiast people. The AV industry itself is also quite special and I still like to work with or inside this industry even after 25 years IT experience (not counting my university and school years). However some people involved are not always what they pretend to be and just do their job. It's just a job for them.
It's not a job for me, it's much more, It's my life.

And take it from me, there is big difference if you're driven by a mentality or principle to do something good for the people, to help the people in the continuous battle against crime or should I better say cybercrime today.

I'm ready for another 20 years. Let's hope I can continue in the same direction.