IT security company IoT Inspector has appointed Jan C. Wendenburg as CEO.
Florian Lukavsky, founder of IoT Inspector will take over as CTO and will focus on the technical development of the IoT security platform. In recent weeks, IoT Inspector has identified numerous security vulnerabilities at well-known chip manufacturers such as Realtek or Broadcom in hundreds of thousands of devices, generating worldwide attention.
“IoT security will be the most important challenge in the field of IT security. Every device already carries a chip today, all of which will be connected in the future. Without IoT security, no business, organization or government will ultimately manage to survive. From critical infrastructures such as power and water utilities, automobiles, airplanes, medical devices, network printers, and even the vacuum cleaner robot at home – all devices and data can be tampered with, endanger lives, and cause substantial damage if IoT security is not addressed. IoT Inspector gets to the root of this problem, identifying IoT vulnerabilities across the entire lifecycle – from development to integration to operations,” states new CEO Jan C. Wendenburg.
Established security expert
After holding numerous positions at various IT security-focused companies, Wendenburg is one of the industry’s established experts. He started his career at IBM as Regional & Branch Manager, among others, founded international IT security companies and most recently restructured certgate GmbH as CEO, transforming the company into one of the leading German IT specialists in the field of secure mobile authentication, while also supporting young companies as a Senator of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF). “Jan Wendenburg will continue to drive IoT Inspector’s growth trajectory. His international experience in this specific IT security industry is essential for the company’s future and strategy, while Florian Lukavsky continues to develop the technical platform as CTO,” explains Willi Mannheims, Managing Partner at eCAPITAL ENTREPRENEURIAL PARTNERS AG, lead investor of the company.
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