Onapsis appoints Gerhard Eschelbeck to board of directors

Onapsis, the global leader in business application cyber resilience, announced the appointment of former Google Vice President Security & Privacy Engineering (CISO) Gerhard Eschelbeck to the company’s board of directors.

Eschelbeck brings strong experience in transforming traditional security solutions and delivering them through the cloud, which will help Onapsis guide customers to the cloud with confidence.

A proven information technology executive with strong operational and strategic experience, Eschelbeck has launched innovative and successful companies and has built high-performance multi-national teams in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Widely regarded as one of the foremost experts on network and system security, Eschelbeck was invited to present his research in information security to the U.S. Congress and is a frequent speaker at major industry conferences.

Eschelbeck is also a highly regarded author and is well-known for publishing the “Laws of Vulnerabilities.” He is one of the inventors of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) and holds numerous patents in the field of managed network security. Eschelbeck previously held CTO positions at Sophos, Webroot and Qualys.

“It is exciting to be joining the Onapsis team at a time of continued exceptional growth, as I believe they are solving one of the most critical cybersecurity challenges global enterprises face today and in the future,” said Eschelbeck.

“Migrations of ERP and business-critical applications to the cloud, together with the increased evidence of ERP-specific attacks and the release of exploits such as 10KBLAZE, have made organizations more aware of the need to protect them quickly. Onapsis delivers truly unique technology to protect the world’s largest organizations and I’m looking forward to helping drive the Onapsis mission forward.”

With over 92 percent of the Global 2000 using SAP or Oracle EBS and 77 percent of the world’s revenue touching these ERP systems, Onapsis is focused on enabling organizations to continuously monitor ERP and other business-critical applications for cybersecurity vulnerabilities and compliance gaps across cloud and on-premise deployments.

“With his proven track record and deep passion for creating and championing new technologies, we’re honored that Gerhard has chosen to join our board of directors,” said Mariano Nunez, CEO and co-founder, Onapsis.

“In his role on the board, Gerhard’s sophisticated technical and strategic experience will help us further advance Onapsis’s technology innovation, with a special focus on protecting business applications running in the cloud.”

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