Secureworks appoints Michael Aiello as chief technology officer

Former Google Cloud executive Michael Aiello has joined the executive team at cyber security vendor Secureworks as its new CTO

As CTO, Aiello will play a pivotal role in setting Secureworks‘s long-term strategic vision, accelerating business transformation and championing the customer base to deliver enhanced security outcomes.

Aiello brings over 20 years’ experience in the technology sector to Secureworks, with a prominent focus on security and data privacy initiatives, most recently serving as chief product officer at HUMAN Security.

Prior to this, the new appointment served as CEO of zero trust company AppGate, leading the then-newly spun out organisation from Cyxtera Technologies.

Aiello has also held the role of director of product management at Google Cloud, overseeing security, privacy and data protection product areas, as well as serving a tenure as CISO at Goldman Sachs.

“Secureworks has created a platform in Taegis with best-in-class accuracy at an unprecedented scale. The open platform is powered by more than 20 years of real-world-threat data and investigations across thousands of customers,” said new Secureworks CTO, Aiello.

“Every day, Secureworks helps customers in more than 80 countries defend their business against increasingly sophisticated adversaries. This is an organisation where passionate security professionals come to solve real security problems.

“It is rare to be presented with an opportunity to transform security and empower so many businesses to make better cyber security decisions. Combine that with Secureworks’ battle-tested team and impressive market momentum, and I believe we have all the ingredients to accelerate our growth trajectory.”

Wendy Thomas, president and CEO of Secureworks, commented: “Mike has been at the helm of multiple cutting-edge initiatives at some of the world’s most recognised companies, resulting in a deep well of knowledge and experience that our customers, partners and teammates will all benefit from. His forward-thinking, strategic mindset will undoubtedly accelerate our goal to solve security’s toughest challenges as a leading innovator in cyber.

“The whole team welcomes Mike, and we look forward to working together to build the next frontier of cyber security.”


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