Gerhard Eschelbeck is a well-regarded information technology executive with strong operational and strategic experience. As an experienced leader he has launched innovative and successful companies and has built high-performance multi-national teams in the US, Europe and Asia. Over the past decade, he has been transforming traditional security technologies and delivering them as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions leveraging cloud computing architectures and subscription business models. Gerhard has a passion for creating and championing new technologies and for developing and growing successful organizations and people. He is also a trusted advisor to a number of early stage startup companies.
Widely regarded as one of the foremost experts on network and system security, Gerhard was invited to present his research in information security to the U.S. Congress, and is a frequent speaker at major industry conferences.
He was named one of InfoWorld’s 25 Most Influential CTO’s in 2003 and 2004, and received this honor a third time in 2006. Gerhard is a frequent contributor to the SANS Top 20 expert consensus identifying the most critical security vulnerabilities. Gerhard is also a highly regarded author and is perhaps 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.
Eschelbeck holds a doctorate and master’s degree in computer science from the University of Linz, Austria.
Specialties: Identifying emerging technology trends, building successful teams, and delivering best-in-class solutions for the global Software, Internet, Web2.0, Cloud computing, and Services (SaaS) marketplace. Hands-on operating experience in taking businesses from inception to market leadership. Experienced Advisory Board Member for early stage startup companies.