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Onapsis Appoints Tim McKnight to Board of Directors
[April 04, 2024]

Onapsis Appoints Tim McKnight to Board of Directors

Onapsis, the market leader in business application security and compliance, today announced the appointment of Tim McKnight as an independent board director. The addition to the Onapsis board further accelerates the company's leadership in the SAP cybersecurity market, and follows a string of achievements and advancements including groundbreaking product innovations, strategic partnerships and accelerated profitable growth.

Tim McKnight currently serves as an Operating Partner at SYN Ventures, leading the dedicated cyber seed fund focused on transformational and disruptive solutions. Prior to this role, Tim served as EVP & Chief Security Officer of SAP and was responsible for SAP's overall security strategy, ensuring that SAP customers have a consistent and convenient security experience, establishing SAP as a recognized and trusted leader in the industry. In his role, Tim developed, implemented, and managed SAP's global security policies, standards and guidelines in accordance with ongoing security initiatives and worldwide IT, physical and personnel security, cybersecurity activities, data protection and privacy laws.

Before his impactful work at SAP, McKnight held several key positions including the Chief Information Security Officer at Thomson Reuters, Chief Information & Product Security Officer at General Electric, and Executive Vice President of Information Security and Technology Risk at Fidelity Investments. He began his career at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and has also held IT and Security leadership roles at Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems, and Cisco Systems. McKnight is also a member of the Board of Security Advisors for Google Clud and Amazon Web Services.

"Onapsis is the industry leader for solving a critical requirement that CIOs and CISOs at global organizations face today-protecting their business applications as they undergo cloud-based digital transformations," says McKnight. "I have witnessed first hand the unparalleled value that Onapsis' technology, research and expertise bring to hundreds of the world's largest organizations. I'm thrilled to join the Onapsis team to further their mission of providing the visibility, governance and protection organizations need to accelerate their ERP digital transformations and cloud migrations with confidence."

McKnight joins the Onapsis Board of Directors, a team distinguished by its members who are among the most seasoned executives in the cybersecurity industry, including Dave DeWalt, former CEO at FireEye, McAfee and currently CEO at NightDragon, Gerhard Eschelbeck, former CISO at Google, CTO at Qualys and currently CISO at Kodiak Robotics, Sebastien Lehnherr, CIO at Schlumberger, and JR Smith, former CEO at AVG Technologies.

"I am honored and thrilled to welcome Tim as an Independent Board Director. As a top industry expert and sought-after cybersecurity executive, Tim brings a wealth of experience and strategic perspective that will be transformational in helping our customers securely accelerate their SAP digital transformations," says Mariano Nunez, CEO and co-founder, Onapsis. "Tim is joining us at a perfect time. We have had an amazing start to 2024 with game-changing strategic alliances, product innovation, and profitable growth. I look forward to partnering with him to further advance our mission of protecting the business applications that run the global economy, and scaling Onapsis to new heights together."

See Mariano and Tim speak about the SAP threat landscape and why Tim joined the board. Check out this video series.

About Onapsis

Onapsis protects the business applications that run the global economy. The Onapsis Platform delivers vulnerability management, change assurance, and continuous compliance for business applications from leading vendors such as SAP, Oracle, and others. The Onapsis Platform is powered by the Onapsis Research Labs, the team responsible for the discovery and mitigation of more than 1,000 zero-day vulnerabilities in business applications.

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