Internet security firm Webroot, today announced that Jacques Erasmus has been appointed chief information security officer for the Broomfield, Colorado based company.
As Webroot’s first CISO, Erasmus will oversee data security operations across the business, including development, implementation and compliance.
Erasmus has more than a decade of technical expertise, including nine years leading malware detection efforts at Webroot and Prevx, which was acquired by Webroot in 2010.
Prior to Webroot, Erasmus served as a senior-level consultant for Sun Microsystems where he advised on server ranges, security and backup infrastructure. Erasmus also worked as a third-party consultant performing penetration testing for a number of organizations in South Africa.
“Jacques’ deep technical knowledge of enterprise architectures and emerging threat vectors make him the ideal person to oversee these efforts at Webroot; he will be instrumental in assuring the security of our company’s information assets and systems, and ensuring compliance across all of our offices worldwide,” said Dick Williams, Webroot’s CEO.
Erasmus has earned numerous information systems certifications in his career, including CISSP and CISM certifications. In 2009 the British Computer Society named him “Young IT Professional of the Year” for his work to enhance malicious code research and raise public awareness of malware.