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Symantec’s Aubrey Merchant-Dest: Interoperability Could Improve Agency IT Security Posture

Aubrey Merchant-Dest, federal chief technology officer at Symantec, has said government agencies should work to achieve interoperability to improve their security posture, address tool complexity, reduce costs and establish a framework to leverage automation.

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NortonLifeLock Announces Leadership Appointments, Board Changes

NortonLifeLock (Nasdaq: NLOK) has announced the appointment of key leaders following its launch as an independent publicly traded consumer cyber safety company as a result of Broadcom’s (Nasdaq: AVGO) $10.7B acquisition of Symantec’s enterprise security assets. Vincent Pilette, a more than 20-year financial management executive, has been named CEO of NortonLifeLock, the company said Thursday.

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EM’s Weekly Roundup: Anne Neuberger’s Priorities for NSA, Chris Townsend Joins UiPath, $820M DoD BPA, CACI, GE Aviation Secure Big Contracts and Weekly Top 10 Stories

Anne Neuberger, who directs the National Security Agency’s (NSA) new Cybersecurity Directorate, revealed that the NSA will launch a directorate in October to focus on ransomware attacks that could make our upcoming elections vulnerable during Billington CyberSecurity’s 10th Annual Summit last week. Neuberger also discussed NSA’s efforts to protect the nation from …

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Broadcom Strikes $10.7B Cash Deal for Symantec’s Enterprise Security Assets; Rick Hill Quoted

Broadcom (Nasdaq: AVGO) has agreed to acquire Symantec's (Nasdaq: SYMC) enterprise security assets for approximately $10.7B in cash. The transaction includes the acquisition of the Symantec name and is expected to conclude before the end of calendar year 2019, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, Symantec said Thursday.

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Tom Kennedy Appointed VP of Federal for Rubrik; Brett Shirk Quoted

Rubrik announced on Wednesday that Tom Kennedy has been appointed the vice president of Federal for the company and will lead growth and expansion. Kennedy will be responsible for all aspects of Rubrik’s federal business, including strategic development and execution. He will be reporting directly to Brett Shirk, Rubrik’s chief revenue officer. 

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Richard Hill Named Symantec Interim President, CEO; Vincent Pilette Appointed EVP, CFO

Richard Hill, a board member at Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) since January, has been named interim president and CEO of the Mountain View, Calif.-based cybersecurity company. He replaces Greg Clark, who stepped down after three years at the helm, as the company begins its search for a full-time CEO, Symantec said …

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