Lucerne, April 2023
SECUDE, a leading Digital Rights Management (DRM) solutions provider based on Microsoft Purview Information Protection MPIP (formerly known as Azure Information Protection AIP) today announced Dr. Heiner Kromer’s return to SECUDE as its CEO. Dr. Heiner’s return strengthens SECUDE’s rapid emergence as a global leader in Data-Centric Security and Enterprise Digital Rights Management solutions.
Dr. Heiner is a seasoned leader with over 50 years of entrepreneurial experience. Being an enthusiastic venture capitalist, he has led and transformed multiple businesses mentoring over 18 tech start-ups, shaping and bringing extensive expertise across multidisciplinary functions.
His re-entry as CEO comes at a time when there are significant value-creation opportunities and positive developments in the global market for SECUDE. After leading the company with a successful SAP data protection solution, he steered the company towards CAD/PLM IP protection. He oversaw the successful completion of several high-profile projects and was instrumental in expanding SECUDE’s presence in key global markets.
Commenting on his re-appointment, Dr. Heiner said, “Post-Covid we see a significant increase in data thefts and breaches both in the CAD-dependent manufacturing and Hi-Tech industries as well on the SAP front. Detecting and constantly monitoring what happens beyond the perimeter of the organization has become an essential capability.”
“With increasing instances of data breaches, and the onset of stringent regulations, such as GDPR and CMMC, SECUDE flagship products HALOCORE and HALOCAD is well-positioned to contribute to a safer security environment for our customers. In the months ahead we intend to pursue our growth vision along with our strategic partners like Microsoft, Siemens, PTC, and SAP” he added.
SECUDE, a Microsoft and SAP Partner, is a global leader for Zero Trust Data-centric security and Enterprise Digital Rights Management (EDRM) solutions.
For more than 25 years SECUDE has been trusted by many Fortune 500 and DAX-listed companies for architecting, implementing, and protecting their data. Our data-centric security professionals apply their passion and deep domain expertise to provide a holistic approach to protect priceless Intellectual Property in CAD- and SAP-based collaborations and supply chains.
With branches in Europe, North America and Asia, SECUDE supports customers with the implementation of IT security strategies through a global network.
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I am very excited to be back as SECUDE’s CEO. The security demands and customer expectations of data protection are much higher in today’s digital world. Our commitment to evolve and innovate to provide a differentiated value-added solution leveraging MPIP for CAD and SAP data protection will take new strides.
Dr. Heiner Kromer, CEO