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IDG Contributor Network: Google's new cybersecurity chief cooking up exciting projects

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jun 8, 2015.

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    The new head of Google's Security and Privacy Team, Gerhard Eschelbeck, was recruited to the company in late 2014. With all of Google's internally developed talent including the founders and CTOs from its numerous security company acquisitions, this hire really stands out.

    For someone who oversees corporatewide security, the title is usually CSO (chief security officer) or CISO (chief information security officer). But Eschelbeck carries the title 'VP of Security Engineering'. His background is heading up product engineering for some of the top cyberecurity vendors globally including UK-based Sophos (for the three years most recently prior to joining Google), Webroot, Qualys, and McAfee (now Intel Security).

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