Intel on Monday announced that Window Snyder has joined the company’s Software and Services Group as chief software security officer, vice president and general manager of the Intel Platform Security Division.
The decision, effective July 9, comes after Intel was forced to rethink its cybersecurity strategy following the disclosure of the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities early this year, and less than one week after the chip giant announced the resignation of Brian Krzanich as CEO and member of the board of directors.
Snyder has worked in the cybersecurity industry for two decades, including as senior security strategist at Microsoft, co-founder of Matasano, security chief at Mozilla, and security and privacy product manager at Apple. Prior to joining Intel, she was Fastly’s chief security officer for three years.
“In this role with Intel, Window will be responsible for ensuring the company maintains a competitive security product roadmap across all segments in support of business group objectives and continues to engage with the external security ecosystem to apply industry trends and sensing to Intel roadmap differentiation,” said Doug Fisher, senior vice president and general manager of the Software and Services Group at Intel.
Specifically, according to Fisher, Snyder will be responsible – among other things – for working with operating system developers and the security industry to ensure that the company is informed on attacks, to help guide its response, to deliver differentiated security capabilities for data and workloads, and to “drive scale for security.”
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