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Microsoft Vet Michael Montoya Joins Equinix as CISO

Jeff Brody
Michael Montoya

Michael Montoya, a more than 12-year veteran of Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), has joined data center services provider Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX) as chief information security officer.

He will lead Equinix's information security, risk management and compliance efforts as part of its global cybersecurity program, the company said Monday.

The three-decade information technology professional will also collaborate with various teams to develop and deliver offerings to clients worldwide.

He most recently served as senior vice president and CISO at Digital Realty and previously held leadership positions at FireEye (Nasdaq: FEYE), Avanade and EMC — now part of Dell Technologies Dell Technologies  (NYSE: DELL).

The roles he held at Microsoft were chief security adviser, regional CIO, services general manager and director of global cloud operations.

Redwood City, Calif.-based Equinix offers network virtualization, secure key management, consulting and managed services.

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