Cisco Hires New Security SVP from VMWare and formerly RSA Security

Chris Young will be going to Cisco as its new Security Group Leader

Cisco just announced it will be hiring Chris Young to head up its security group. This is the first time Cisco will have an SVP leading its security business. Chris will be reporting directly to Mrs. Warrior (CTO). Chris Young comes to Cisco from VMWare where he was Senior Vice President and General Manager, responsible for strategy, products, engineering and delivery across all of VMware’s end user computing solutions. Before that he was an SVP at RSA Security. Young holds a bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Chris also sits on the board of directors for Rapid 7. You can read more about it here http://blogs.cisco.com/security/welcoming-former-rsa-security-and-vmware-leader-chris-young-to-cisco-as-our-new-security-group-leader/ You can see a video of Chris talking about VDI here http://www.ccietalk.com/2011/03/03/chris-young-talks-vmware-view-cisco-vxi I'd like to hear your thoughts on this news.

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