San Jose, CA (Feb 5, 2020) WootCloud, Inc. today announced the appointment of Gerhard Eschelbeck to the company’s Board of Directors. Gerhard is widely regarded as one of the foremost experts on network and system security and has launched innovative and successful companies and built high-performance multi-national teams in the US, Europe and Asia.
Gerhard recently retired from Google, where he was Vice President Security and Privacy Engineering (CISO), and has held CTO positions at Qualys, Sophos and Webroot. He has a passion for championing new technologies and was invited to present his research in information security to the U.S. Congress, and was named one of InfoWorld’s 25 Most Influential CTO’s. He published the “Laws of Vulnerabilities” and is one of the inventors of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). Gerhard has a Ph.D in computer science from University Linz, Austria, and holds numerous patents in the field of managed network security
“Visibility and Control for Smart Devices is the next frontier of enterprise security, and I am very excited to be joining the WootCloud Board,” said Gerhard. “I look forward to working alongside my fellow Board members and company management in delivering smart device security for organizations of all sizes.”
“We are extremely honored to welcome Gerhard to our Board of Directors at this important next stage of WootCloud evolution,” stated Amit Srivastav, CEO WootCloud. “As a highly respected and seasoned security executive with valuable network security industry experience, we appreciate his willingness to serve as a director and look forward to benefiting from his judgment and counsel”.
WootCloud is the only smart device security platform that uncovers unmanaged devices on both the radio and network spectrum, and analyzes over 300 device parameters to generate device risk scores. This helps organizations discover gaps in their device risk posture and the opportunity to close these gaps. A privately held company, WootCloud is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices in India and Argentina.