Strategic Advisory Board Member
Erkang Zheng, Founder & CEO
Erkang Zheng is the founder and CEO of JupiterOne, a fast-growing cybersecurity startup behind the first cloud-native cyber asset attack surface management platform. Since its inception, JupiterOne has tripled its active customer base, raised $119M in funding from top investment firms, thereby increasing its valuation, and quadrupled in team size.Erkang is a strong supporter of making security a fundamental right that all companies should have, at a cost they can afford, and in a way that allows them to build a security program the right way over time. He is an engineer by training, an entrepreneur at heart, passionate about combining innovation and execution to deliver practical solutions that address challenges at their root cause. Under his leadership, JupiterOne helps customers proactively manage the security and compliance of their cyber assets.
Prior to JupiterOne, Erkang served as the CISO of LifeOmic, a cloud precision health software company. In 2015, he was the Head of Software Security at Fidelity Investments’ largest business unit – Personal Investing. While at Fidelity, Erkang built and managed the software security practice – a critical part of Fidelity’s enterprise digital transformation and cloud adoption journey.Before joining Fidelity, Erkang spent seven years at IBM as a security practitioner and global practices leader in penetration testing, emergency response, PCI and ISO security assessment, and enterprise security operations centers. He also led the go-to-market strategy and product management for IBM Security Services.
Erkang is a Triangle Business Journal 2022 CEO of the Year and C-Suite awardee, Fortress Cyber Security Leadership Award winner, and Cybersecurity Excellence Awards’ Chief Executive Officer of the Year. He holds five patents, more than a dozen industry certifications, and is a regular speaker at major security conferences, including RSA, BSides, DevSecCon, IBM Insight, and many podcasts.Erkang is an alumnus of North Carolina State University, where he attained Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in computer science. He lives with his family in North Carolina, where he enjoys deep-sea fishing, skiing, and fast cars.
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