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.”
Biography 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.