NortonLifeLock Research Group

NortonLifeLock Research Group, known as Symantec Research Labs until 2019, was formed in June 2002 to secure the world's computing devices and information through novel security and privacy paradigms.

Our Mission

As NortonLifeLock's global research organization, NortonLifeLock Research Group (NRG) is focused on driving trust and safety in an online world by creating new paradigms to enable digital security and privacy. NRG (pronounced "energy") has played a leading role in exploring many cutting-edge technologies now commercialized across NortonLifeLock's many product areas. Such technologies from the group include targeted attack protection, reputation based security, industry-leading rootkit protection, cloud based security services, and some of the industry's earliest behavioral protection technologies. NRG is actively pursuing research with many partners in universities and beyond.

Digital Privacy and the Right to be Protected

With our digital privacy at risk in unprecedented ways, there’s new urgency to find ways to safeguard people's digital life.

NortonLifeLock Graduate Fellowship

NortonLifeLock is awarding Graduate Fellowships to outstanding Ph.D. students. A key goal of the program is to fund innovative research that has real-world value, in areas where NortonLifeLock conducts business. These areas include, but are not limited to: privacy, identity, human factors, machine learning, and security.

Meet the NortonLifeLock Research Group

Darren Shou
VP, Research & Chief of Staff

Petros Efstathopoulos
Global Head of NortonLifeLock Research Group

Daniel Marino
Researcher

Leyla Bilge
Head of NRG Europe

Matteo Dell'Amico
Researcher

Chris Gates
Researcher

Yufei Han
Researcher

CW Hobbs
Researcher

Daniel Kats
Researcher

Platon Kotzias
Researcher

Susanta Nanda
Researcher

Amelia Nash
Business Operations Manager

Johann Roturier
Researcher

Mahmood Sharif
Researcher

Yun Shen
Researcher

Saurabh Shintre
Researcher

David Silva
Researcher

Yuqiong Sun
Researcher

Acar Tamersoy
Researcher