/ Gerhard Eschelbeck /

Gerhard Eschelbeck

Advisor and Researcher

After 25 years in the security industry, Gerhard Eschelbeck recently retired from Google, where he was Vice President Security and Privacy Engineering. He was leading the teams that ensure data and systems security, as well as user privacy.

Gerhard has a passion for championing new technologies and is a trusted advisor and board member to several early stage startup companies. He published the “Laws of Vulnerabilities” and is one of the inventors of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), and holds numerous patents in the field of managed network security. Prior to joining Google, Gerhard was CTO and Senior Vice President at Sophos and Qualys, and served in senior product and technology roles at companies including Network Associates and McAfee. Gerhard has a Ph.D in computer science from University Linz, Austria.