With this email, I announced my colleagues in Avira that I am going very soon to take on a new challenge outside of Avira:
In each of our lives comes a time when we have to leave “home” and try something new.
After 11 years, this time has come for me as well.
And what a great time it was! Avira will always have a good warm place in my heart and mind. Thank you all for these great years.
I will be around until end of May and before that I’ll send an invitation for a piece of cake so that we can say goodbye.
I would love to stay in touch with you and I am sure you will find ways to reach me 😉 .
I almost forgot what I did in these 11 years, but fortunately, my LinkedIn profile did not.
A bit of history
Here is a compressed summary:
2003 – I started as a software developer and created some critical technologies and products for the old H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH
2004 – founded together with Mihai Angel the Avira Soft SRL in Bucharest, Romania.
2005-2010 – with different titles, I managed the software development of AVIRA’s Romanian branch, acting also as an interface with the German Teams. With those great guys, who unfortunately, are no longer with Avira (with a few exceptions), I created the probably the first cloud service in the AV industry called RealTime Protection Service (RTPS) (2006), the first Antispam and Antiphishing product of Avira, a consumer firewall and SAVAPI (the public SDK for the Avira’s engine, used todays by millions of users, especially in China).
2010 – created with a few other people the first Project Management department in Avira
since 2011 – switched to product management, being in charge with the Windows products.
since Dec 2013 – started to manage also the Mac product
since 2010 – I’ve been the official press speaker for Avira. Here is a list where I have been quoted or where I wrote articles.
In this time I have obtained the following certifications:
2010 – CompTIA Project+
2010 – CompTIA Security+
2012 – (ISC)2 CSSLP
Quite busy eleven years in my professional life … and a great time with my colleagues.
I started my own consulting business: www.mustaca.com/consulting
This position is going to use all my experience and knowledge accumulated in these years:
- Software Development
Security, especially Secure Software Development
Negotiation skills, especially in multicultural environment.
What about writing?
Writing for Avira’s Techblog was never part of my job description.
So, I will continue to write in my own blog, I will continue to enhance my free eBook “Improve your security“, write for the new book “Improve your product’s security” and other projects.
What about magazines?
If you are a journalist and want my opinion about IT Security topics, please contact me at email@example.com.
I will answer and you can quote me as “Independent IT Security Expert”. I also have a press pack prepared for you (available on request).
If you have any questions, or want to know more, just let me know.
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