VeriClouds is a credential verification services company that helps organizations detect compromised credentials before hackers do - using the same data attackers do - by proactively monitoring the dark web and systematically reducing user-centric risk. We eliminate the biggest cause of massive data breaches - the weak and/or stolen password. VeriClouds was founded in 2014 by Rui Wang, a former security researcher at Microsoft with a PhD in cybersecurity, and Stan Bounev, a successful entrepreneur with over 15 years of corporate and startup experience in the financial services and technology industries. VeriClouds has built one of the largest commercially available databases of breached data from the dark web and diverse data sources using privacy preserving principles and strong encryption.
Meet Our Management Team
Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer, Steve oversees the company's strategic vision, sales/marketing, and channel development for bringing VeriClouds services to market.
Steve brings a unique blend of experiences spanning more than a decade in telecommunications, financial services, high tech, and Big 4 consulting. Previously, he was a Director at PwC in their advisory practice, where he worked with clients on identifying, assessing, and treating risk, building security services, and incorporating long-term strategies that enable superior user experience and improved operational efficiency. Steve was also on the Advisory Board of Palerra, a pioneer in the CASB space, which exited in October 2016 for an undisclosed sum through acquisition by Oracle.
Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer of VeriClouds, Rui conducts deep research to detect - and develop mitigations for - the latest threats and attack vectors in cloud and mobile security.
An authority in his field, Rui has published over a dozen research papers, received a Best Practical Paper Award and a PET Award for Outstanding Research, been a major contributor on five patents, and has had his research results reported by CNN, CNET, Forbes, and MSNBC, among others. Rui has identified vulnerabilities on the programs of myriad tech giants, such as Facebook, Google, Amazon, Dropbox, PayPal, and Yahoo.
Prior to co-founding VeriClouds, Rui obtained his PhD in Information Technology from Indiana University, and honed his security research skills for several years at Microsoft.
Co-Founder, Chief Customer Success Officer
Stan brings to VeriClouds a powerful combination of over 15 years of product management and business development expertise in the financial services and technology industries, and a passion for cybersecurity and identity access management.
Stan thrives on working with prospects to assess the integration of VeriClouds services and design implementation scenarios. He is also responsible for Marketing and Operations.
Prior to co-founding VeriClouds, Stan spent 8 years at Microsoft driving the product planning and product management of key capabilities and security features of Outlook.com and Windows Client.
Stan obtained his Master’s Degree in Marketing from New York University.
Senior Enterprise Solution Architect
With over 15 years of experience, Ethan is a seasoned developer of modern, secure, high performance web applications, and a Bl and data visualization solution expert.
Ethan spent 5 years as part of Microsoft’s Secure Service team where he contributed to the authentication and authorization solution for the company’s portal site, as well as identified security vulnerabilities. Before joining VeriClouds, Ethan was a lead BI developer at Milliman, where he built web-based BI platforms for the healthcare industry to produce the best user experience and data visualization for actuarial analysts.