Email Security Leader eCert Hires Bank of America SVP As CTO


Executive Team Addition Advances eCert’s Leadership in Email Protection For Major Brands and Financial Institutions

San Francisco, Calif (AllPayNews) – eCert, Inc. ( continues its rapid growth by hiring Erik Johnson as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to oversee its award-winning email protection services and advance industry efforts to develop standards. As former SVP of Enterprise Technologies at Bank of America, Johnson’s experience in security, messaging and financial services technology enables eCert to continue industry-leading innovation and drive progress in addressing critical security needs for its customers and the global Internet community.

Johnson spent more than a decade at Bank of America, most recently as the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Technology & Delivery, where he focused on best practices for consumer security, including the development of global secure electronic messaging services for over 300,000 employees and millions of customer relationships. During his tenure at Bank of America, Johnson managed the technology program portfolio for all enterprise messaging initiatives, delivered solutions specific to enterprise electronic collaboration, social networking and messaging capabilities, and created and led global teams responsible for enterprise technology, risk and operational strategy on client/server, web hosted and cloud models.

“Erik Johnson’s experience in security, messaging and financial services technology are a powerful addition to eCert’s strong team of industry veterans. He brings a depth of understanding of the specific requirements of the financial institutions, major brands, and government agencies that eCert’s email protection services support,” said Kelly Wanser, CEO, eCert. “With email-related attacks a more powerful threat than ever, eCert is committed to helping these companies and their customers stay safe online. Erik’s appointment to the role of CTO supports our ability to advance protections and meet the needs of the world’s most demanding companies and environments.”

A leading expert on email authentication and online fraud, Johnson was also selected as Executive in Residence for Bank of America at the MIT Center for Future Banking – a joint, multi-year collaborative effort specializing in privacy, identity and security solutions. Johnson previously served on the Email Security Work Group of BITS, part of the Financial Services Roundtable, and on the board of directors for major industry consortium the Online Trust Alliance (OTA).

About eCert, Inc.

eCert provides critical protection against email fraud (“phishing”) and other threats to enterprises, governments and other major organizations and their customers. eCert’s award-winning Email Protection Identity Cert (EPIC) service is the first to support open standards-based email authentication for blocking malicious traffic and now protects over 100m consumers and $50 billion in brand value for several of the country's largest financial institutions and email providers. eCert was founded in 2008 by veterans with experience in email, security and financial services technology. In 2010, eCert was selected by BITS, a division of the Financial Services Roundtable, and the Financial Services - Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) to extend its email protection capabilities to the entire U.S. financial services sector as a Trusted Email Registry.