New CTO appointment strengthens growth plans for Acunetix

London, UK – September 2016 – Acunetix, the pioneer in web application security software, today announced that it has appointed Nicholas Sciberras as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Acunetix. This executive appointment reinforces and strengthens Acunetix’ growth plans, through focusing on innovation and technology best practice.

In the position as Chief Technology Officer, Nicholas will be responsible for assuring that the Company’s technological road map is cohesively integrated with its business strategy, identifying opportunities, managing the research and development department, monitoring technological and social trends, communicating the Company’s technology plan to partners, management, and employees, and maintaining current information regarding technology standards.

With over 15 years of technology and management experience, Nicholas brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Acunetix. Nicholas has been promoted from his current post as Product Manager at Acunetix, where he has played a leading role in product development, support and infrastructure.

Commenting on the appointment, Nick Galea, Chairman of Acunetix said: “We are committed to innovation within the web security arena, to ensure that Acunetix remains at the head of its game and continues to keep one step ahead of malicious hackers. I am confident that Nicholas is the best person to lead the Acunetix development team forward, he knows our business and culture, and shares our vision of our future.”

“We are operating in a fast-changing environment where speed, breakthrough technologies and the detection of new emerging vulnerabilities are hugely relevant for a vulnerability management solution,” announced Chris Martin, Acunetix CEO. “We see Nicholas’ appointment as a catalyst to accelerate Acunetix to the next level of excellence in web application scanning technology, by focusing on innovation and ease of use.”

Nicholas SciberrasBiography Nicholas Sciberras

Prior to joining Acunetix in 2012, Nicholas spent 12 years at GFI Software, with the last position being Product Manager for the email security and anti-spam product line. While at GFI Software, he also led multiple customer service teams, provided technical training to business partners across Europe and the Middle East and produced highly technical documentation for all the GFI Software products.

Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from Greenwich University, and a Post-Grad Diploma in Business Management from the University of Leicester.

When not behind a multi-screen workstation, you’d probably be hard put to find Nicholas without a GPS tracker as he is a great outdoors person, either taking his border collie out on a long ramble by the sea-cliffs or on a gruelling hike through some tough Mediterranean terrain full of flash flood gullies, dry-stone walls, thyme, olive tree and prickly-pear. When the weather gets too hot, he resorts to swimming, snorkelling, or just having a few beers. An inveterate traveller, Nicholas is known to go out on a 3,000km motor-bike tour around Europe with nothing but a lightly packed rucksack and basic camping equipment.

About Acunetix

Acunetix is the market leader in automated web application security testing, and is the tool of choice for many Fortune 500 customers. Acunetix detects and reports on a wide array of web application vulnerabilities. Its industry leading crawler fully supports HTML5 and JavaScript and AJAX-heavy websites, allowing auditing of complex, authenticated applications. Acunetix provides the only technology on the market that can automatically detect out-of-band vulnerabilities and is available both as an online and on-premises solution.

Tamara Naudi
Marketing Manager
Tamara started off her career with Acunetix in 2005. Since then she has witnessed the company grow into a leader in the web security sphere.