Ken Kartsen is Vice President of Public Sector for McAfee. In this position he oversees business development for the public sector.
Kartsen has been responsible for public sector sales at leading technology companies for over 17 years, primarily in the security industry. His prior experience includes positions with Palo Alto Networks, IBM and NetSec. He has successfully led business development efforts with a number of federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Postal Service and the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as the intelligence community. Kartsen also has experience in channel development, systems engineering and field marketing.
In 2013 Kartsen was honored with a FedScoop 50 Award (Industry Leadership) for his management of McAfee’s role in the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program. Kartsen was honored with another FedScoop 50 Award for Industry Leadership in 2016. He has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Clemson University.

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We Must Automate Cyber Threat Defense to Survive

On January 23, 2017 President Trump issued an executive order placing a freeze on the hiring of federal civilian employees across the executive branch. The freeze applies to all executive departments and agencies, regardless of the sources of their operational and programmatic funding, with the exception of military personnel. In ...

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Strengthening the channel: McAfee adds Guran Green

  I’m pleased to introduce you to Guran Green, who recently joined McAfee Federal as Director of Channels. We’re especially excited about his appointment because we’re laser focused on expanding our channel partners. Guran is just the person to drive this initiative because of his wealth of experience and strategic ...


Another Year, Another Successful Innovation Summit

I again had the privilege of interacting with customers, government officials and other cyber experts at the McAfee Through Innovation Summit here in the D.C. area last week. With nearly 1,000 registrants and dozens of speakers from industry and government, it is one of the premier cybersecurity events anywhere in ...


APT vs. AET: Knowing the Difference and Mitigating the Threat

The security world, as many specialty fields, is full of acronyms. Those of us in the business know a SIEM from an IPS from a NGFW, and we’re happy to explain the difference to customers, many of whom know exactly what we’re talking about. There’s one set of acronyms, though, ...

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