Malewarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski - Insights of a of Forbes Magazine's '30 Under 30'

Marcin Kleczynski

Marcin Kleczynski
041: Insights of a Forbes Magazin's '30 under 30'


MoTcast host Ingo Stoll talking to Malewarebytes Founder and CEO Marcin Kleczynski - named to the 2015 Forbes' 30 Under 30 Rising Stars of Enterprise Technology list - on cyber security, the IoT future and digital leadership. 

"We need a security drivers licence for internet users."


Please note: Episode 041 hosts an international guest and is released in english.


About Marcin Kleczynski

When Marcin Kleczynski was 14 years old, he inadvertently infected his parents’ computer with malware while searching for video games online—despite having a popular antivirus program protecting the computer. Determined to fix the problem himself, he eventually found help from like-minded friends on the Internet.

Motivated by this experience, Marcin set out to build the world a better malware fighter and became a self-taught computer programmer in the process. By the time he was 18, he had racked up a million dollars in sales for the company he founded— Malwarebytes—all from his college dorm room.

In 2015, Kleczynski was named one of Forbes Magazine's '30 Under 30'.


"I would go and hold Lufthansa for randsom."



The Threat of Global Thermonuclear Cyberwarfare

The impact of malware on businesses and consumers is more dangerous and widespread than we ever imagined. Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes, the next-gen provider of endpoint security products, will share how malware incidents are growing exponentially, and how hackers are showing increased sophistication in using ad fraud, botnets and other exploits to attack businesses globally.

Find his complete CeBIT keynote (36:00 min) on a new cyberwarfare on



There’s no Rulebook to Being an Entrepreneur

Marcin Kleczynski tells stories about the ups and downs of starting a business while attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


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Thanks to Marcin Kleczynski for taking his time out of a busy day as well as a great Hannover by night session - and tributes to Thomas Mosch (Head of CGC) for making the talk possible on CeBIT 2017.