Global technology distributor, Avnet, has appointed Sean Valcamp as its first chief information security officer (CISO).
The company said Valcamp was chosen to strengthen the company’s global IT security, as well as enterprise architecture and strategic planning for IT.
According to a company statement, the appointment is part of Avnet’s commitment to protect its information assets, including those entrusted by employees and customers.
Valcamp joined Avnet 16 years ago and in the new role will report to the company’s chief information officer, Steve Phillips.
Phillips said Valcamp’s appointment was one of several ways the company was demonstrating its commitment to protecting its own information assets, as well as those entrusted to it by employees, customers and partners.
“Sean’s expertise, track record, and breadth of experience across the information technology landscape means he is ideally qualified for this role,” he added.
Valcamp holds more than 25 years of IT experience in IT security, technology strategy, enterprise architecture and solutions development.
As part of the new role, he will be responsible for educating employees on security, establishing a global information security policy and building a security operations team.