Atif Mushtaq


Founder and CEO, SlashNext

Atif Mushtaq is founder and CEO of SlashNext, which is pioneering a more effective way of protecting companies from the growing number of fast-moving and sophisticated phishing threats.

Before founding SlashNext, Atif spent nine years at FireEye as a senior scientist, where he was one of the main architects of FireEye’s core malware detection technology. He has spent most of his career on the front lines of the war against cybercrime.

Prior to launching SlashNext, Mushtaq worked with law enforcement and other global agencies to take down some of the world’s biggest malware networks including the Rustock, Srizbi, Pushdo and Grum botnets.

Atif’s natural product sense has contributed greatly to SlashNext’s flagship Active Cyber Defense System. He has driven the creation of an extremely powerful tool that is at once elegant, functional and simple to use.


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