Chief Executive Officer
Christopher Young (@youngdchris) is CEO of McAfee, LLC. He works side by side with the industry’s best and brightest to protect all that matters through leading-edge cybersecurity.
In 2014 he joined Intel, and later led the initiative to spin out McAfee, one of the largest, pure-play cybersecurity brands in the world. As a standalone company, McAfee has a clear mission and roadmap for the future—to drive limitless innovation, securely.
Under Chris’ leadership, McAfee protects mission-critical systems and data for nine of 10 Fortune 100 firms, and is in more than two-thirds of the Global 2000. Governments and organizations of every size also rely on McAfee, as do nearly 300 million consumers.
Chris serves as a member of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), which advises the U.S. government on national security and emergency preparedness. He also helped establish the non-profit Cyber Threat Alliance—a group of companies who share threat intelligence—and currently serves on its board.
As a recognized and respected voice in cybersecurity, media rely on Chris’ insights and industry events feature his keynotes on their center stages.
Earlier in his career, Chris led cybersecurity efforts at Cisco, RSA (a division of today’s Dell EMC), and AOL. He also led end-user computing at VMware and cofounded the company, Cyveillance.
Chris currently serves on the board of directors of American Express and Snap Inc. He was formerly a board member of cybersecurity data analytics firm Rapid7 before its IPO and during its transition to a publicly held company. He also served on the Board of Trustees of Princeton University.
Chris holds a bachelor’s degree cum laude from Princeton University, and an MBA degree with distinction from the Harvard Business School.