Sophos Appoints Former GoPro Executive Tony Young as Global CIO

Sophos Press Release

Oxford, UK. – August 15, 2016. Sophos (LSE:SOPH) a global leader in network and endpoint security today announced the appointment of Tony Young as its chief information officer (CIO). In this newly created role on the senior management team, Young will be responsible for the strategy, security and management of the global IT organization at Sophos.

Young joins Sophos from GoPro, where he served as chief information officer. Prior to GoPro, Young was senior vice president for Cloud and Subscription Sales at Informatica, where he was responsible for growing Informatica’s global cloud business. During his career at Informatica, Young also served as chief information officer and as the executive director of North Asia, based in China. Prior to joining Informatica in 2002, Young worked at Converge as the director of Exchange Applications and Mindcrossing as vice president of product development. Young began his career at Hewlett Packard (HP) as a software developer and held a number of information technology and marketing roles during his 11 years there.

“I am very pleased to welcome Tony to our senior management team,” commented Kris Hagerman, chief executive officer at Sophos. “These are exciting times at Sophos. Growth at Sophos continues to far outpace the overall IT security industry and we now serve over 220,000 organizations globally, across all types and sizes. Our strategy to “make security simple” and to deliver a single, cloud-enabled platform to integrate next-generation endpoint security and next-generation network security is differentiated and compelling. As we set our sights on the exciting path ahead, this is the right time for us to strengthen the leadership of our IT function and invest for future growth. Tony brings the global experience and strategic vision to ensure IT is not only an enabler for our business, but a differentiator.”

Young will be based in the Sophos office in Santa Clara, California and will report directly to chief executive officer, Kris Hagerman.

"I am honored to join the management team at Sophos,” commented Young. “Security is clearly one of the most dynamic and exciting areas in all of IT – and it’s certainly among the most mission critical.  Organizations of all sizes rely on Sophos to deliver enterprise-grade security solutions that at the same time are easy to use and manage.  That’s a value proposition that resonates with me as an IT leader. I look forward to leveraging my skill set and experience to help Sophos continue to grow and serve our customer base."

Young is considered a thought leader in IT, has written articles for several IT publications and has been recognized in industry awards. Young has appeared twice in the CIO Magazine “CIO 100” list, and in 2011 he was selected as a finalist in both the American Business Awards for Information Technology Executive of the Year and the Award for Innovation Leadership from MIT Sloan.

Young holds a bachelor's degree in Information Systems and a master's degree in Business Administration from Santa Clara University.

Acerca de Sophos

Sophos, líder mundial en ciberseguridad next-gen, protege a más de 400 000 empresas de todos los tamaños en más de 150 países de las ciberamenazas más avanzadas de la actualidad. Gracias al respaldo de SophosLabs, un equipo global de ciencia de datos e información sobre amenazas, las soluciones con IA y nativas en la nube de Sophos protegen endpoints (portátiles, servidores y dispositivos móviles) y redes contra las técnicas de ciberataque en evolución, como el ransomware, el malware, los exploits, la exfiltración de datos, las intrusiones de adversarios activos y el phishing, entre otras. Sophos Central, una plataforma de administración nativa en la nube, integra todo el catálogo de productos next-gen de Sophos, incluidos la solución para endpoints Intercept X y el firewall next-gen XG, en un único sistema de “Seguridad Sincronizada” accesible a través de una serie de API. Sophos ha estado impulsando una transición a la ciberseguridad next-gen, aprovechando las capacidades avanzadas de la nube, el Machine Learning, las API, la automatización y la respuesta administrada a las amenazas, entre otras, a fin de ofrecer una protección de nivel empresarial a empresas de todos los tamaños. Sophos vende sus productos y servicios exclusivamente a través de un canal global de más de 53 000 partners y proveedores de servicios administrados (MSP). Asimismo, Sophos pone a disposición de los usuarios particulares sus innovadoras tecnologías comerciales a través de Sophos Home. La empresa tiene su sede en Oxford, Reino Unido. Encontrará más información en es.sophos.com