Chris Young

Christopher Young is chief executive officer of McAfee. In this role, Young leads the company's security business across hardware and software platforms, generating revenue exceeding $3 billion. Young was previously the senior vice president and general manager of Intel Security Group.

Prior to joining McAfee, Young served as senior vice president at Cisco's Security Business Group. In this role, he was responsible for strategy, engineering, and product development for the company's global security business.

Before that, Young served as senior vice president and general manager at VMware, where he led engineering, product development, and marketing for desktop virtualization, consumer, and end-user offerings. He also served as senior vice president of products for RSA, the security division of EMC.

A recognized security expert, Young speaks regularly at industry events, such as the RSA Conference, InfoSec, and the Gartner IT Security Summit. He serves on the board of directors of Snap, Inc. Young has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America by Savoy magazine and was honored with an Achievement Award from the Black Engineer of the Year organization.

Young earned a bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Princeton University and an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School.
It’s nearly 2018. And from the discussions I have weekly, it’s clear that business leaders understand far more about the risk of cyber threats today than they did even a few years ago. However, so many business leaders I talk to still want to know if they’re doing everything they can to protect their companies. ...
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Today we are kicking off a different kind of conference here in Las Vegas hosted by a different kind of McAfee than you knew in years past. In my keynote this morning I spoke to MPOWER attendees surrounding a central stage, and it felt a little like I was in a boxing ring. I also ...
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On November 17, 2016, Shamoon malware struck once more. As with the first Shamoon assault five years ago, the target was Saudi Arabia. But while earlier attacks focused on critical oil and gas infrastructure, last fall’s campaigns targeted Saudi government institutions, financial services, and other sectors. The objective was to gather information on individuals and ...
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Today we introduce a ‘new’ McAfee to the world. It’s the right move at the right time. Not only for us, but for the global cybersecurity industry. We have a clear roadmap to lead in innovation, and an opportunity to shape the marketplace as never before. The headlines we drive today span many dimensions. We ...
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I just left the keynote stage at RSA 2017, where I called on a very large audience—more than 40,000 attendees in the hall or watching screens throughout the Moscone Center— to re-think the future. I argued that while cybersecurity and potential threats against the digital experience have never been bigger, current defensive measures aren’t working. ...
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I’m pleased to announce Mike Berry is joining McAfee as our Chief Financial Officer. Mike’s been a CFO for more than 10 years in both public and private technology companies. Mike most recently was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Operating Officer at FireEye, responsible for worldwide finance, accounting, data analytics, investor relations, ...
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At McAfee we’re re-defining how we envision security, beginning with a new, strategic focus on the threat defense lifecycle. That’s why in the coming days, weeks, and months you’ll see and hear us make a number of moves that layout our thinking around the next chapter in security, and further define the unique ways in ...
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