Dennis Batchelder is the Director of Research for the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC). Since 2007, Dennis has been leading MMPC's efforts to help protect billions of customers from malware through real-time antimalware products and services, strong industry partnerships, and continuous analysis of threat intelligence using machine learning and the cloud. Dennis has worked for more than twenty-five years in the technology industry holding various leadership roles in software development and management in the US and India. A native of New England, he currently lives in Seattle, Washington. Dennis has been a writer for more than a decade and is the author of the Soul Identity series of techno-thriller novels.