IoT security services firm IoT Inspector has appointed Jan Wendenburg as its new CEO, as the Germany-headquartered firm looks to expand its market reach.
The company specialises in the security testing of IoT device firmware and issues research to the market. Last week, it revealed flaws in the Broadcom software development kit, which has made Cisco network products vulnerable to hacks over the last ten years.
Florian Lukavsky, founder of IoT Inspector, will now take the CTO role and will focus on the technical development of the firm's services.
Wendenburg said: “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, organisation or government will ultimately manage to survive.”
Most recently, Wendenburg restructured certgate as CEO, transforming the business of the German secure mobile authentication firm.
“Jan will continue to drive IoT Inspector's growth trajectory, his international experience in the IT security industry is essential for the company's future and strategy,” said Willi Mannheims, managing partner at eCapital Entrepreneurial Partners, the lead investor in IoT Inspector.