Fey to Lead the Charge on Security Management, Technological Innovation and Next-Generation Products
SANTA CLARA, Calif., 13 September 2012 - McAfee today announced the promotion of Mike Fey to Worldwide Chief Technology Officer. Previously the head of Field Engineering and Advanced Technology organizations for the company, Fey will now be directly responsible for overseeing the Office of the CTO including the management of McAfee’s team of regional and sector CTOs and go-to-market teams, as well as ensuring the success of global sales engineers and advanced technology groups.
Fey joined McAfee in 2007, having previously served in leadership positions at several technology companies. He is the lead author of “Security Battleground: an Executive Field Manual,” which provides guidance to executives who find themselves shouldering oversight responsibility for information security. He will report directly to McAfee Co-President Todd Gebhart.
“Mike Fey is a visionary leader who will continue the strong legacy of innovation that McAfee is known for,” said Todd Gebhart, co-president of McAfee. “In this ever-evolving threat landscape, the CTO’s office plays an important role in building out our technology portfolio to meet the security and privacy challenges of tomorrow. Mike Fey is exceptionally well suited to lead this office.”
Fey will work closely with the leadership teams from engineering and the business units to ensure the success of all McAfee product initiatives. The Office of the CTO will focus on both innovation and execution in addressing customer and market needs and building McAfee’s next generation of products.
“We must think years ahead, and continuously innovate to keep businesses, governments and consumers safe,” said Fey. “Recently, we’ve seen some incredibly sophisticated and targeted attacks that show the bad guys are smart, organized and driven. We must be even smarter, more organized, and more driven. I’m looking forward to applying my skills to help develop the next generation of hardware-enhanced solutions, expanding our global threat intelligence network, and further building out the Security Connected Platform.”
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