Gerhard Eschelbeck is vice president of security and privacy engineering at Google, where he leads the teams that ensure data and systems security, as well as user privacy. Eschelbeck has a passion for championing new technologies and is a trusted advisor to a number of early stage startup companies. He published the Laws of Vulnerabilities, is one of the inventors of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) and holds numerous patents in the field of managed network security. Prior to joining Google, Eschelbeck was CTO and senior vice president at Sophos and Qualys, and served in senior product and technology roles at companies including Network Associates and McAfee. Eschelbeck has a PhD in computer science from University Linz, Austria.