Risk Based Security appoints new chief research officer

Risk Based Security, Inc., a provider of technology and customized risk-based consulting solutions, has appointed Carsten Eiram as chief research officer.

As CRO, Mr Eiram will play a role in enhancing the quality of Risk Based Security's solutions and promoting Risk Based Security in the security community by contributing to national and international research discussions and vulnerability analysis.

Most recently, Mr Eiram was responsible for managing the Research team at Secunia as well as the core advisories service. Mr Eiram also performed in-depth technical analysis of critical vulnerabilities in closed-source and open-source software and has discovered critical vulnerabilities in high-profile products from software vendors including Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, Symantec, IBM, Google, Novell, and Trend Micro, the company said.

Risk Based Security's CEO, Barry Kouns said, "Carsten is a world-renowned technology leader in vulnerability research and reverse engineering and I look forward to working with him to enhance Risk Based Security's product offerings and further contributing to the security community."