Dave DeWalt — known for his big personality, top-secret government clearance, and work as former chief executive at McAfee — is taking over as chief executive for security company FireEye today. He hopes to lead the company to an IPO quickly.
Dave DeWalt is the chairman of FireEye, a threat-detection computer security company
Online security threats have taken a new, darker turn in the past few years. Instead of script kiddies and credit-card hackers, the dominant threats now are government-backed entities.
After an eight-month hunt, security startup Palo Alto Networks has named a new CEO: Former Verisign CEO Mark McLaughlin.
Intel’s security- and antivirus-focused McAfee subsidiary has announced the departure of its president, David DeWalt.
David DeWalt is about to leave his post as president of McAfee to become the CEO of Palo Alto Networks, a late-stage security startup, VentureBeat has learned.