Christopher Young Makes National Cyber Security “Moguls and Leaders” List
Senior Vice President, Cisco Security and Government Group Cisco
As Senior Vice President of the Security and Government Group at Cisco, Chris Young is responsible for Cisco’s overall security vision and the integration of Cisco’s product and cyber security into one platform. With security as one of Cisco’s top engineering priorities, Young is tasked with the development of industry-leading security products and solutions as well as managing a cross-portfolio security strategy and architecture. He oversees a team of more than 2000 employees combining the security technologies group, the global government security solutions group, and Cisco’s own security operations team into a single entity.
Young joined Cisco from VMware, where he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, responsible for strategy, products, engineering, and delivery across all of VMware’s end-user computing solutions. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, Products at RSA, the security division of EMC, where he was responsible for strategy, product management, product marketing, engineering, and delivery of products across all of RSA’s identity and access assurance, security information and event management, governance risk and compliance and data security solutions. He built the company’s identity protection and verification business, which today protects more than 200 million online accounts.
Young has also served as Vice President of safety and security premium services for America Online, Inc. (AOL) and prior to that, he founded and served as president of Cyveillance, a technology provider leveraging search technologies to help companies manage business risk.
As an expert in topics related to information-centric security, Young is a regular speaker at security industry events. He has also testified in front of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on the subject of cyber- squatting.
Outside of Cisco, Young serves on the board of Rapid7, a privately held company in Boston, Massachusetts, and has served on Princeton University’s Board of Trustees.
Young holds a bachelor of arts degree, cum laude, from Princeton University and a master’s degree in business administration, with distinction, from the Harvard Business School.