Acalvio Technologies announced the appointment of Gerhard Eschelbeck to its board of directors. One of the most widely regarded experts on cybersecurity, network and system security, Eschelbeck previously served as Vice President Security and Privacy Engineering and CISO at Google and is currently Chief Information Security Officer at Kodiak Robotics.
“Eschelbeck is an experienced leader in the cybersecurity space credited with launching inventive and successful companies. His passion for championing new technologies and developing successful organizations allows him to serve as a trusted advisor to a number of companies, including Acalvio,” said Ram Varadarajan, CEO and cofounder of Acalvio Technologies. “We are fortunate to have Eschelbeck join our board as he will be a trusted asset during this next phase of Acalvio’s growth.”
Acalvio’s patented and award-winning ShadowPlex Cyber Deception platform helps enterprises actively defend against cyberattacks by deploying a comprehensive layer of deception across the enterprise network, including the endpoints and identity stores, in information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) environments and across on-premises and cloud deployments.
“Cyber deception based Active Defense is a critical security layer in the fight against an increasingly sophisticated threat landscape. I have been an advisor to Acalvio for several years, and I am continually impressed by how their customers benefit from their state-of-the-art Active Defense solutions, ” said Eschelbeck. “The future is bright for Acalvio and I am looking forward to working with the leadership team on their exciting journey.”
In addition to his tenure at Google and Aurora, Eschelbeck has served as a board member for several organizations including cybersecurity platform Onapsis and Deutsche Bank. Eschelbeck has been named several times as one of InfoWorld’s 25 Most Influential CTOs. He holds a doctorate and master’s degree in computer science from Johannes Kepler University Linz in Austria. Eschelbeck is also a highly regarded author best 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.