Chris Young (@youngdchris) is CEO of McAfee, LLC, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company. He works side by side with the industry’s best and brightest to protect all that matters through leading-edge cyber technologies.
In 2014 he joined Intel, and later led the initiative to spin out McAfee, one of the largest, pure-play cybersecurity brands in the world. As a standalone company, McAfee has a clear mission and roadmap for the future—to drive limitless innovation, securely.
Under Mr. Young’s leadership, McAfee protects mission-critical systems and data for eight of 10 Fortune 100 firms and is in more than two-thirds of the Global 2000. Governments and organizations of every size also rely on McAfee, as do nearly 500 million consumers.
Mr. Young serves as a member of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), which advises the U.S. government on national security and emergency preparedness. He also helped establish the non-profit Cyber Threat Alliance—a group of companies who share threat intelligence—and currently serves on its board.
Mr. Young is a recognized and respected voice in cybersecurity. Through frequent live television and radio interviews, as well as published OpEds, media rely on his insights gained across more than two decades in technology’s most dynamic sector. Global audiences are likewise energized and challenged to take action when he speaks on the cybersphere from any number of the world’s largest and most influential stages, including at Mobile World Congress, RSA, and Israel’s Cyber Week.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Young led cybersecurity efforts at Cisco, RSA (a division of today’s Dell EMC), and AOL. He also led end-user computing at VMware and cofounded the company, Cyveillance.
Mr. Young currently serves on the Board of Directors of American Express and Snap Inc. He was formerly a board member of cybersecurity data analytics firm Rapid7 before its IPO and during its transition to a publicly held company. He also served on the Board of Trustees of Princeton University.
Mr. Young holds an A.B. degree cum laude from Princeton University, and an M.B.A. degree with distinction from the Harvard Business School.