Company news: Gerhard Eschelbeck appointed CTO at Sophos, and other corporate happenings

»TRUSTe, provider of online privacy and behavioral advertising compliance solutions, has appointed Patricia Neuray (left) as managing director of ad solutions. She previously held the position of senior VP of national ad sales and customer marketing at, an online purchasing resource.

»Alex Eckelberry, the president and CEO of Sunbelt Software for nine years before leaving to serve as VP and general manager of GFI Software after it acquired Sunbelt, has left the company. He said in an email to colleagues that he plans to spend time with his family as he plans his “next great adventure.”

»Gerhard Eschelbeck has been appointed CTO and SVP of Sophos. He most recently served as CTO and SVP at Webroot Software, where he was in charge of developing cloud-based solutions. At Sophos, he will lead the company's technology strategy and drive product direction and innovation.

»Endace, provider of network monitoring and recording, has hired Spencer Greene to lead the opening of a new California-based office and head up worldwide product management and marketing at the company, headquartered in New Zealand. Prior to joining Endace, Greene served as VP at Juniper Networks.

»Aerospace and defense company Boeing has opened a Cyber Engagement Center in Annapolis Junction, Md. The 32,000-square-foot facility was built to enhance the collaboration of security experts and research-and-development teams, which are creating capabilities on behalf of the company's commercial and defense customers.

»Secunia, provider of vulnerability management solutions, has launched its Vulnerability Coordination Reward Program, open to researchers who have discovered flaws in software and want a third party to validate their findings and handle the coordination process with the affected vendor. Secunia will monetarily reward researchers who present them with the bugs.

»Kevin Engelhardt (left), VP of security operations at Diebold, maker of security systems, has been named interim VP of security solutions until a replacement can be found. He takes over for Bradley Stephenson, who retired from the post. Stephenson joined Diebold in 1973 and played a major role in the firm's security business.

»The Security Industry Association has named Don Erickson CEO. In his prior role, as director of government relations at SIA since 2006, he served as the lead advocate when appearing before Congress and other government agencies.

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