A seasoned technology and business executive with extensive experience building world class teams and best of breed software products. Shailaja has led global engineering teams delivering cloud-enabled security software solutions to >500 million users. A passionate leader with a proven track record for launching innovative and first-to-market security solutions across consumer, SMB and enterprise segments.

Most recently, as the General Manager of WW Mobile and ISP Business Unit, Shailaja lead the consumer IoT and connected home security strategy and execution leading a cross-functional team working with ISPs, Telcos, MVNOs and Router OEMs.

Currently, Shailaja is responsible for foundational tech that powers all McAfee endpoints across platforms, data center security, and the enterprise client tech-stack including secure messaging platform and OpenDXL (Data Exchange Layer).

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Endpoint Security

McAfee XDR: Taking Threat Detection and Response to a New Level

In the battle to protect digital data, the stakes have never been higher, and the outcome has never been more uncertain. Enterprises face ever-changing threats to their digital assets both inside and outside the traditional network perimeter from sophisticated threat actors, who use a changing assortment of techniques to find ...

Endpoint Security

Global Managed Detection and Response: Managing EDR Without the Red Bull

Staying on top of threats 24/7, 365 days a year can overwhelm the best SOC analysts. The need for constant vigilance of cyber threats, not to mention security tasks such as new tool installs, running reports and investigations, followed by reporting to exec levels is becoming unsustainable – just like ...

Endpoint Security

How to Apply the Lessons of 2019 to the Security of 2020

What keeps executives up at night? According to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2019 Executive Opinion Survey, it’s cyberattacks. When reflecting on 2019, it’s clear why that is. From healthcare and insurance to manufacturing and telecommunications, cybercriminals spared no industry from their schemes, with a few key verticals bearing the ...

Endpoint Security

Endpoint Security 301: When Products, Policies, and People Break Down the Lines of Communication

Security architecture is like the ocean: no one owns it, and it is constantly affected by change. New technologies are introduced, staff changes occur, and as a result, communication suffers. I often see environments where ownership is placed into silos across teams in the enterprise, meaning IT administrators preventing threats ...

Endpoint Security

Define Cloud Security – Is It the Endpoint, Your Data, or the Environment?

You’ve heard it once; you’ve heard it a hundred times – “secure the cloud.” But what does that phrase mean? On the surface, it’s easy to assume this phrase means using cloud-enabled security products. However, it’s much more than that. Cloud security is about securing the cloud itself through a combination ...

Endpoint Security

Maintaining Effective Endpoint Security 201

Today’s enterprises are faced with unique, modern-day issues. Many are focused on adopting more cloud-based services and reducing infrastructure footprint, all while the number of devices accessing the environment grows. This, in turn, requires security teams to create different levels of access, policies, and controls for users. Plus, as these ...

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Don’t Silo Your Endpoint Security Roadmap

If there’s a gap you bridge it, if there’s a hole you plug it. These are simple musts that businesses have to follow – they need to right wrongs and adjust processes to create better outcomes. The same thing goes for the security teams tasked with safeguarding these organizations, who ...

Endpoint Security

FaceApp: The App That Ages Your Employees and Your CIO

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is one of the defining characteristics of the modern mobile workforce but it’s also a weakness many businesses aren’t paying enough attention to. It’s likely many corporate BYOD users  have downloaded a hot new app named FaceApp. An AI face editor, this app is rising ...

Endpoint Security

Endpoint’s Role in Enterprise Data Protection

Data is a big deal. As the foundation of a modern-day business, data drives organizations’ everyday operations. It provides insights, indicates trends, and informs business decisions. This means securing an organization’s data is of the utmost importance, especially when it comes to defending against attacks emerging out of today’s threat ...

Endpoint Security

Endpoint’s Relevance in the World of Cloud

Businesses everywhere are looking to cloud solutions to help expedite processes and improve their data storage strategy. All anyone is talking about these days is the cloud, seemingly dwindling the conversation around individual devices and their security. However, many don’t realize these endpoint devices act as gateways to the cloud, ...

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