Senior Anti-Virus Technologist and Imagineer
As Senior Anti-Virus Technologist, Alex Shipp is the driving technical force behind the MessageLabs service. He was the lead architect of MessageLabs carrier class email system and is now the architect and lead programmer of Skeptic™, MessageLabs’ heuristic virus scanner. Alex is a pioneer in using massive computing power to detect malware, and holds several patents in this area. For the last seven years, his products have had the best track record in the world in preventing customers from being affected by malware in SMTP email. He is now expanding research into protection from malware arriving by HTTP and IM. He has been an integral part of the company since joining in 1999.
Alex has 15 years of public speaking experience and has spoken on viruses, heuristic detection and Internet Level scanning at events around the world including the annual Virus Bulletin conference, AVAR (Anti-Virus Asia Researchers), RSA and the Dutch Anti-Virus society. Alex is also MessageLabs key media spokesperson on all virus-related issues and has appeared on a host of national TV and radio programs.