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McAfee Names Stuart McClure as Worldwide CTO

McAfee today announced that Stuart McClure has been named worldwide Chief Technology Officer at the Santa Clara, California-based security subsidiary of Intel.

McAfee today announced that Stuart McClure has been named worldwide Chief Technology Officer at the Santa Clara, California-based security subsidiary of Intel.

Effective immediately, McClure will work and collaborate with senior leaders at McAfee on customer requirements, knowledge sharing, strategy, development efforts, research, and patents, and will report to Todd Gebhart, co-president of McAfee.

Stuart McClure, McAfee CTOHe previously served as SVP and general manager of McAfee’s Risk and Compliance business unit, and as SVP of global threats and research at McAfee Labs. McClure replaces George Kurtz, who resigned from McAfee in October. 

McClure joined the company in 2004 following McAfee’s $86 million acquisition of Foundstone, which he co-founded, and served as president and CTO. He also previously held positions at companies including Kaiser Permanente, Ernst & Young, and IDG.

“Stuart McClure brings tremendous experience and insight to his new role as worldwide CTO, especially with respect to the evolving threat landscape,” said Todd Gebhart, co-president of McAfee. “He has played a key role in solving core industry challenges such as security management, whitelisting and embedded security, and he will be a leader in seizing the opportunities that lie ahead.”

“To keep our customers safe, address the explosion of malware and digital devices, and stay ahead of our competitors across a global economy, we must embrace a holistic solutions approach to security and continue to evolve to stay ahead of the bad guys,” said McClure. “I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead and drawing upon my product strategy and development experience to work with our leadership team to identify and develop the next generation of security solutions.”

McClure is also the author of, “Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions” which has sold more than 600,000 copies worldwide.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder and holds numerous certifications, including Certified Network Engineer (CNE) and Check Point Certified Security Engineer (CCSE).

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.

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