Secureworks appoints Michael Aiello as Chief Technology Officer


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Cybersecurity company Secureworks has recently confirmed that Michael Aiello will become its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Set to play a key role in setting the company’s long term strategic vision to define the next horizon of cybersecurity, Aiello will be reporting directly to the company’s President and CEO, Wendy Thomas.

With over 20 years’ experience in the technology sector, during his career Aiello has been a driving force for security and data privacy initiatives. He joins Secureworks most recently from HUMAN Security, where he served as Chief Product Officer, leading product development and strategy and helping to double the company’s growth rate in 2021.

Prior to this, Aiello led Google Cloud’s security, privacy and data protection product areas and was also Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Goldman Sachs, leading security for the consumer and commercial bank.

He commented: “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.

“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 cybersecurity 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.”

“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,” added Wendy Thomas, President and CEO, Secureworks.

“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 cybersecurity.”

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