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Webroot Appoints Jacques Erasmus Chief Information Security Officer

Ten-year Cyber-security Expert to Oversee Global Data Security Measures and Compliance

Broomfield, CO – October 19, 2011

Webroot, the first Internet security service company, today announced the appointment of Jacques Erasmus as the company's first chief information security officer. With extensive expertise in threat research, information assurance and computer security incident response, Erasmus oversees data security operations across the business, including development, implementation and compliance.

"As a cloud security leader, Webroot knows better than anyone that today's complex risks require businesses to take a proactive, highly focused approach toward protection," said Dick Williams, CEO, Webroot. "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."

Erasmus brings to the role 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. He has led incident response and PCI-DSS activities for many large companies worldwide and discovered a number of high-profile threats and breaches. His studies in behavior-based threat protection and cloud-based technology systems provide a key source of input across product development and threat research.

Antes de entrar para a Webroot, Erasmus foi consultor de alto nível na Sun Microsystems, onde se ocupava de intervalos de servidores, segurança e infraestruturas de cópia de segurança. Erasmus trabalhou também como consultor externo na realização de testes de penetração para algumas das maiores empresas da África do Sul.

Erasmus has earned numerous information systems certifications in his career, most notably 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.


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Webroot provides intelligent cybersecurity for endpoints that harnesses collective threat intelligence to protect the Internet of Everything. We protect consumers, businesses and technology providers from malware and other cyberattacks using a cloud-based threat intelligence network. Computers, tablets, smartphones and the Internet of Things can be protected by our award-winning suite of SecureAnywhere® products. Webroot protects over 30 million devices and is trusted by market-leading technology companies, including: Cisco, F5 Networks, HP, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, and RSA. Webroot is headquartered in Colorado and operates globally across North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Discover Smarter Cybersecurity at www.Webroot.com and www.BrightCloud.com.