Santiago Pontiroli joined Kaspersky Lab as Security Researcher in October 2013. His principal responsibilities include the analysis and investigation of security threats in the South of Latin America (SOLA), web application security, the development of automatization tools stemming from threat intelligence studies and the reverse engineering of programs with malicious code.
Before joining Kaspersky Lab, Santiago served as Development Leader at Accenture for projects such as Site Concept Studio and Avanade Connected Methods, where he supervised all technical aspects of his teams, developed and presented demos on the different platforms and offered technical support to the sales team. Prior to Accenture, Santiago worked as a consultant for several companies, providing support on access control software, system and network administration, server hardening and web application security.
Santiago holds degrees in Systems Engineering and Systems Analysis from the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional F.R.L.P in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His key areas of expertise include bitcoin-related research and the analysis of ransomware.