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  • Job title of nominated professional: CTO
  • Company (where nominated professional or team is working): ERPScan
  • Website: https://erpscan.com
  • Company size (employees): 50
  • Country: United States

In 3 bullets, summarize why this professional or team deserves recognition:

- Published the world first SAP Cybersecurity training and educated 1000+ students online (https://www.udemy.com/sap-cyber-security-training/) and offline including Fortune 2000 Employees.
- Published the series of educational articles “SAP Security for Beginners”, “Oil and Gas Cybersecurity 101” on InfosecInstitute. Has a column about the latest threats on ERP Security for C-level managers at cso.com.au, authored numerous blog posts and research papers. http://resources.infosecinstitute.com/author/alexanderpolyakpv/
- Presented 80+ SAP security talks all over the world in 28 countries (USA, China, Hungary, Cyprus, etc.)

In less than 300 words, summarize the achievements of the professional or team in the nominated category

Alexander is the founder of ERPScan and president of the EAS-SEC project. He is recognized as an R&D professional and entrepreneur of the year. His expertise covers the security of enterprise business-critical software like ERP, CRM, SRM and industry specific solutions for Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Retail and Banking developed by enterprise software companies such as SAP and Oracle. Alexander has also published books about SAP and Oracle Database security and numerous white papers.

Recognitions
– R&D Professional of the Year at Hot Companies and Best Products Awards
– Entrepreneur or Founder Of The Year (Bronze Winner) at 5th Annual 2013 Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards
– Gold Winner for whitepaper “SAP Security In Figures 2007-2011”
– Nominated for the best server-side vulnerability in BlackHat 2013
– His company, ERPScan, got 35+ Cybersecurity awards including Rookie Company of the year, CRN Emerging Vendor, and Red Herring Global awards.

Other

– President of the non-profit EAS-SEC project, which is focused on enterprise application security research and awareness. EAS-SEC project published 3 exhaustive annual award-winning papers about SAP Security

– Helped software vendors (i.e. SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, VMware, HP) to close more than 200 vulnerabilities

– Speaker, presenter, and trainer at 80+ cybersecurity conferences in 28+ countries all over the world (e.g. BlackHat, RSA, HITB etc.)

– His research findings were featured in The Guardian, VICE, Business Insider, Reuters, The Register, PC World, etc.

Innovation

• 2009 World first public presentation about SAP Frontend security
• 2010 World first public presentation including attacks on Oracle JDE
• 2011 World first public presentation about SAP J2EE security
• 2012 World first public presentation about Oracle PeopleSoft attacks
• 2013 Invention of a new type of attacks, SSRF
• 2014 World first training about Business Application Security at BlackHat
• 2015 Innovative presentation about Oil and Gas Cybersecurity

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5 Responses to “Alexander Polyakov”

  1. Solomon Ojo on November 25, 2016

    Alexander displays rare knowledge and understanding of security of enterprise business-critical software and well able to communicate that to CIOs, CTOs and other senior management staff during his presentations.

    He’s a R&D professional in the cybersecurity space with excellence.

  2. Parmesh Pillai on November 30, 2016

    Alexander has a versatile knowledge in SAP security. He is a Guru when it come to SAP security!

  3. Kerem Ayik on January 30, 2017

    Alex is amazing teacher and SAP Security evangelist, his UDEMY training helped me to to protect our SAP landscape.

  4. Ivan Gnedov on January 31, 2017

    An exceptional person so as professional. Alexander has rare ability to dig inside things that no one is even looking at. Anxious to bring out another revolution in Cyber Security. You better watch out 🙂

  5. Alex Matrosov on February 2, 2017

    Alex is a pioneer of SAP security. He started going deeply in this direction when these topics been not in focus like nowadays. He pays attention to various problems and discovers importance of security for SAP long time ago. Also he leads one of the most successful startup with revolutionary products in SAP security. Good luck with nomination!!

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