Christopher Young is Senior Vice President, Cisco Security Business Group for Cisco. In this role, 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 leads 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 2500 employees combining the security technologies group, Sourcefire technologies, and Cisco’s own security operations team.
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. 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. Young serves on the board of Rapid7.
Young holds a bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School.