Wolfgang Kandek

Chief Technical Officer


As the CTO for Qualys, Wolfgang is responsible for product direction and all operational aspects of the QualysGuard platform and its infrastructure. Wolfgang has over 20 years of experience in developing and managing information systems.

His focus has been on Unix-based server architectures and application delivery through the Internet. Prior to joining Qualys, Wolfgang was Director of Network Operations at the Online Music streaming company myplay.com and at iSyndicate, an Internet media syndication company. Earlier in his career, Wolfgang held a variety of technical positions at EDS, MCI and IBM. Wolfgang earned a Masters and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.

Wolfgang is a frequent speaker at security events and forums including Black Hat, RSA Conference, InfoSecurity UK and The Open Group. Wolfgang is the main contributor to the Laws of Vulnerabilities blog.

Speech Topic & Synopses
The Urgent Need for a More Effective Approach to Security

There is plenty of evidence that our current approach to security doesn›t work anymore, despite the large investments we all have made in securing our infrastructures. This talk exposes groundbreaking research highlighting the fast evolving threat landscape and introduces the blueprint for a new security architecture that can scale with the business realities of the modern enterprise and help keep us protected.