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Pekka Sillanpää becomes CTO

Tosibox reinforces its information security expertise by appointing the cyber security specialist Pekka Sillanpää (pictured on the right) as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) on February 4, 2019.

As CTO, Pekka Sillanpää will focus on driving R&D work and software development, generating growth and sharing his expertise to position Tosibox as a thought leader in its industry. Sillanpää will also become a member of the Tosibox Executive Management Team.

Pekka Sillanpää has previously worked as Chief Technology Officer at the cyber security services company Nixu Oyj. He is also a co-leader at OWASP Helsinki, one of the local chapters of the Open Web Application Security Project, a worldwide community focused on improving the security of application software. Sillanpää holds a master’s degree in Information Technology.

“The accelerating development of ubiquitous technology changes everything, adding challenges to security. The world is experiencing a digital transformation and needs the high-quality and user-friendly security solutions that Tosibox uniquely provides. This new appointment brings very strong technology and cyber security competence to the company. Pekka Sillanpää’s leadership skills will also further enhance the vigorous growth we have planned for this and coming years, and we are very happy to welcome him to the Tosibox family,” says Jarno Limnéll, CEO of Tosibox (pictured on the left).

“During my career over the past 13 years in the cyber security domain, I have noticed that doing even the basic things right can be hard. The clever technology invented by Tosibox removes a huge pain related to establishing and maintaining secure connections, which are essential from a risk perspective. Tosibox also has a truly interesting roadmap that aims to help companies in the fast-growing Industrial IoT sector to enable smooth operations on a large scale. For these reasons, I am really excited to join the Tosibox team and I look forward to helping our customers and partners to succeed with trustworthy connectivity,” says new Tosibox CTO Pekka Sillanpää.

Learn more from the press release.

Photo credit: Petteri Löppönen