Mary Landesman



Brevard College


Computer Security

Antivirus and Anti-malware Software

IT Security

Internet Security


  • Expert on viruses and antivirus software.
  • Experienced computer security pro.
  • Named one of the women to watch in IT security.


Mary Landesman is a former writer for Lifewire, where she wrote about computer security, virus prevention, and antivirus software for more than 11 years.

With a background in telecom security and technical training, Landesman has been directly involved in computer security since the early 1990s. Having worked in a variety of roles within the security industry, she brings a unique perspective to the topic of antivirus software and virus prevention. Landesman's work has been published in various industry magazines, including Virus Bulletin, PC World, Mac World, and ZDNet. In 2015, Landesman was named as one of the women to watch in IT security. She is currently senior security analyst at Netflix.


After attending Brevard College in Brevard North Carolina, Landesman pursued courses in BASIC programming, DBase, and C++.

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