Shane McGee Named FireEye Chief Privacy Officer; David DeWalt Comments

FireEyeShane McGee, formerly general counsel and legal affairs vice president at Mandiant, has been appointed chief privacy officer at FireEye (NASDAQ: FEYE) and will be in charge of the company’s global privacy program.

FireEye said Thursday McGee will lead the program in working with industry, employees and governing bodies to set standards for data protection and best practices for sharing threat intelligence.

“As the advanced threats we block look for as many vectors as possible to steal information and access networks, establishing a global privacy program is a crucial next step in establishing the most effective cybersecurity model for the threats of today, ” said David DeWalt, FireEye CEO and chairman of the board.

McGee, a practicing attorney and Certified Information System Security Professional,  has worked on data privacy and security legislation for more than a decade and previously headed SNR Denton‘s data protection business before he joined Mandiant.

“The information security community has a clear goal of reducing the impact of breaches, but we also need to establish and promote clear standards with policy makers, customers, partners, and the general public, to ensure responsible business practices align with that goal across the industry, ” said McGee.

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