Paris, 23rd of July 2015 – Arkoon Netasq, a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space and a key player in the cyber security market, has announced the appointment of Pierre Calais as its new head. He succeeds François Lavaste, who will be taking on new responsibilities as the Head of CyberSecurity at Airbus Defence and Space effective August 1, 2015.

Since June 2013, Pierre Calais has held positions as the COO and Deputy Head of Arkoon Netasq. He joined Netasq in 2008 as the Vice President for Engineering and Operations, before moving on to become COO. Previously, he was responsible for managing the software publisher NetSecureOne.

Pierre Calais began his career in 1987 as an engineer at Bull, and later at Dassault Électronique. Since then, he has successively held the positions of project manager at Cadence Design Systems, manager at EMC Documentum and Technical Director at Zencod.

The 51-year-old holds a master’s degree in Applied Physics and a DEA postgraduate degree in Micro-electronics and Micro-computing from the University of Paris 7.

About Arkoon Netasq – www.stormshield.eu
Arkoon Netasq, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space, runs the Stormshield brand and offers innovative end-to-end security solutions worldwide to protect networks (Stormshield Network Security), workstations (Stormshield Endpoint Security) and data (Stormshield Data Security). These next-generation trusted solutions, certified at the highest level in Europe (EU RESTRICTED, NATO and ANSSI EAL4+), ensure the protection of strategic information and are deployed through a partner network of distributors, integrators and operators in businesses of all sizes, government institutions and defense organizations worldwide.