PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtual Piggy, Inc. (OTCBB: VPIG) appoints Helmuth Freericks to join their Board of Advisors working alongside former FBI cyber security expert Don Codling. Mr. Freericks and Don Codling will assist CEO John Coyne to guide their technical level of security software for their Oink Mobile Payment Platform Technology. Helmuth Freericks is an industry pioneer in the PC and cyber security field, having co-founded one of the earliest PC security and antivirus companies; Command Software (a global leader in anti-virus and security software). Mr. Freericks served in various executive roles over the past 20 years, starting as Vice President of Research and Development at Command Software, promoted as Chief Technology Officer, and finally as CEO before the company was acquired by Authentium in 2002. While at Authentium, he served as CEO of Global Risc, an Authentium subsidiary, and later as CTO and then Chief Science officer at Authentium. He joined Commtouch/Cyren in 2010 with the acquisition of the Command division of Authentium, and served as General Manager, Anti-Malware Solutions, switching to CTO Antivirus in Jan 2013, bringing with him extensive anti-malware knowledge, as well as experience in managing all aspects of software product research, design, implementation, quality assurance and general management. Virtual Piggy plans to utilize Mr. Freericks extensive knowledge of anti-virus and software development to continue to grow their unique and novel Oink Mobile Payment Platform Technology that is designed for the unmet needs of the more than 80 million 18 and under US consumers. The goal of Virtual Piggy through their Oink Mobile Payment Platform is through financial empowerment, to drive aspirational usage: child to teenager, teenager to adult, unbanked to banked - loner - to a community of users with common goals, desires and interests.