Raj Samani is chief scientist and McAfee fellow for cybersecurity firm McAfee. He has assisted multiple law enforcement agencies in cybercrime cases, and is a special advisor to the European Cybercrime Centre in The Hague. Samani has been recognised for his contribution to the computer security industry through numerous awards, including the Infosecurity Europe hall of Fame, Peter Szor award and Intel Achievement Award, among others. He is the co-author of the book “Applied Cyber Security and the Smart Grid” and the “CSA Guide to Cloud Computing,” as well as technical editor for numerous other publications. He can be found on twitter @Raj_Samani.
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03/04/2012 22:19 BST
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