Chief Executive Officer | episode 409

McAfee CEO Chris Young

Chris Young is the Chief Executive Officer of McAfee, a $2.5 billion revenue device-to-cloud cybersecurity company with 97 million enterprise endpoints and 525 million consumer endpoints. McAfee operates in 189 countries, serving 80% of Fortune 100 firms, more than two-thirds of the Global 2000, and 87% of the world’s largest banks. As CEO, Chris works with industry leaders to offer protection through leading-edge cybersecurity. Previously, Chris served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Intel Security Group at the Intel Corporation and led cybersecurity efforts at Cisco, RSA, and AOL. Prior to these roles, he co-founded the company Cyveillance. As a highly respected leader in cybersecurity, Chris advises the U.S. government on national security and emergency preparedness. Chris also serves on the board of directors of American Express and Snapchat, Inc. September 02, 2019

409: McAfee CEO Chris Young explains how the cybersecurity industry faces a duel challenge of keeping up with the transformations that happen within core technologies and simultaneously tracking the innovative nature of cyber attackers. Staying current requires consistent research, collaboration within the industry, acquisitions, and partnerships. Chris describes some of the best practices he sees within the cybersecurity space, including red teaming and risk prioritization. We also discuss the future of advanced forms of analytics and AI within cybersecurity, Chris’s career path, the CEO’s advice to individuals on protecting their information, among a variety of other topics.    

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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