Top Antivirus researcher leaves Symantec for Microsoft

Microsoft has hired one of the industry's top antivirus researchers to run its nascent antivirus research and response team.

Vinny Gullotto, who had been at Symantec Corp. since earlier this year, started work at Microsoft this week. His charge at Microsoft will be to help the software giant get its virus response team up to speed with those run by the major antivirus vendors.

Gullotto will be the general manager of Security Research and Response, a separate unit from the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC); both teams fall under Microsoft's Security Technology Unit. Antivirus researcher Gullotto leaves Symantec for Microsoft

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