GObugfree appoints experienced cyber expert Gerhard Beeker to grow the DACH market
Gerhard Beeker, experienced cyber expert, joins the GObugfree team as Senior Business Development Manager DACH to expand the DACH market. After successfully establishing its SaaS platform for fast and easy handling of vulnerability disclosure and bug bounty programs in the Swiss market, GObugfree continues to expand, making its cybersecurity services available to customers in Germany and Austria.
GObugfree’s SaaS platform, specifically designed to meet the needs of European enterprises, provides fast and easy handling of Vulnerability Disclosure and Bug Bounty programs. The company’s services are developed and operated in Switzerland according to the highest security standards (privacy by design, encryption, strong authentication). Now GObugfree is making its services available to customers in Germany and Austria.
Gerhard Beeker, experienced cyber expert, joins the GObugfree team as Senior Business Development Manager to grow the DACH market. For more than 20 years, Beeker has been supporting high-tech companies in the IT-Security and Cyber Defence sector to build their DACH customer base. He previously worked with Silentrunner, A10Networks, Extrahop, Recorded Future and Bugcrowd, focusing mainly on building sales channels as well as enterprise customer development.
Awareness of cybersecurity threats has increased dramatically in recent years.
Christina Kistler, Chief Commercial Officer at GObugfree notes, "Awareness of cybersecurity threats has increased dramatically in recent years and we are seeing an increase in demand for our products." Companies of all sizes and industries are looking for a reliable partner to help them fight cybercrime.
Thanks to his many years of experience in the IT Security and Cyber Defence sector, Beeker knows first-hand what is important when introducing a bug bounty program to customers. In addition to stakeholders in security, dev and ops, the legal department, compliance, procurement, finance and taxation must also be brought on board, depending on the setup.
Companies are increasingly looking to ensure that the findings from a bug bounty program are stored in a GDPR-compliant environment.
Data protection, and especially where data is stored, is an increasingly important criterion. Beeker notes, "Companies are increasingly looking to ensure that the findings from a bug bounty program are stored in a GDPR-compliant environment. I'm proud that with GObugfree, we can provide our customers that assurance."