Australian, Michael Sentonas, has been named as the new McAfee global chief technology officer for Security Connected.
The Sydney-based Sentonas steps up from his role as CTO for the Asia-Pacific region to his new global role, and will serve as a champion for better integration of new and existing technologies to ensure a stronger security posture for consumers, governments and businesses, according to a company statement.
Sean Duca will take over the role of CTO APAC.
Sentonas said the Security Connected platform differentiated McAfee (soon to be rebadged Intel Security) from other vendors as it is a framework that allows each of our products to work together.
“Our goal is to enable organisations to select the most appropriate technologies as part of their defence strategy and provide the means to do it in the most secure and efficient way possible,” he said.
“The days of using point security technologies from vendors that don’t talk the same language are behind us, especially as we develop stronger defences against sophisticated cyber attacks.”
Sentonas will also be focused on strengthening McAfee’s Advanced Threat Defense, analysing complex malware to develop more effective products, faster go-to-market strategies and more holistic security offerings.
In the 15 years he has been with McAfee, Sentonas has served in a variety of key technical leadership roles across the Asia-Pacific region where he focused on engaging with customers, partners and industry leaders
Duca, who steps into the role of CTO for Asia-Pacific, will focus on ensuring appropriate strategies are implemented to accommodate the region’s unique security challenges such as those that arise from a concentration of large telcos, fast mobile adoption and being at the forefront of emerging technologies.
He said the growing scope and variety of cyber threats facing businesses, governments and individual users meant no one could afford weaknesses in their cyber security platforms.
“My aim is to ensure we continue to provide the best solutions and advice on how to protect valuable data from attackers,” Duca said.