Balázs Scheidler


Balázs ScheidlerBalázs Scheidler, co-founder and CTO of the company and the inventor of Balabit’s leading technology products. Balázs has been engaged with IT security and software engineering for almost two decades. During this time he helped create a series of IT security related products such as syslog-ng (Log Management), Shell Control Box (Privileged User Monitoring) and Blindspotter (User Behavior Analytics) and Zorp (proxy-based Firewall).

Balázs Scheilder held the position of CEO and Development Leader since he co-founded the company in 2000, and has been named Development Director, than CTO on 1 September 2012 to preserve Balabit’s technology leadership in its core markets.

Balázs Scheidler earned a degree in computer engineering from Pannonia University, Veszprém. As the initiator of numerous Linux related projects, he is regarded by members of the open source community as subject matter expert. He is regularly invited to present at international events and conferences since his syslog-ng is used is used in more than 1 million installations wordwide, including several Linux distributions and a default log collection tool in Amazon Kindle Fire, BMW i3 electronic cars.

Scheidler was named the Info-communications Manager of the Year (Tibor Gyurós Prize) in 2011. In 2012 he received László Kalmár Prize from the John Neumann Computer Society for highly contributing to comuter usability and science.

Articles by Balázs Scheidler

Regulators Tell Big Banks To Toughen Cyber Security

Following the news that Regulators tell big banks to toughen cyber security, Balázs Scheidler co-founder and CTO of BalaBit commented below. Balázs Scheidler, Co-Founder and CTO at BalaBit: “Tough regulations are coming to the financial sectors, requiring a recovery time of a maximum of two hours after a breach. In order to achieve these numbers, …


EIBM Watson Trained to Spot CyberCrime Attacks

How will this speed up or increase detection of cybercrime? Although the details are scarce in the original press release, IBM applies Watson to other areas of science as a kind of knowledge base. It guides its user toward of a potential solution by showing highly relevant articles from its corpus. If we apply the …

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