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Cisco Hires Former VMware Exec to Head Security Group

World's leading networking hardware equipment maker Cisco Systems announced on Tuesday that a former VMware executive is going to lead its newly founded Cisco Security Group.

The company also stated that the new security focused entity is actually a merger between Cisco's already existing two distinct separate units.

Padmasree Warrior - the networking giant's CTO (chief technology officer) confirmed the hiring of Chris Young - the former general manager and vice president at VMware via a blog post.

Mr. Young will be joining the company as the vice president of the newly formed Cisco Security Group.

"For the first time, the security engineering team will be led by an SVP, reporting directly to me," Warrior noted on her blog post (opens in new tab) dated November 1.

The blog post by Warrior also hinted towards the possibility that Young's responsibility in the company will be to look after Cisco's entire security vision.

"Chris is an outstanding technology, business and security industry leader. He joins us from VMware, where he was Senior Vice President and General Manager, responsible for strategy, products, engineering and delivery across all of VMware's end user computing solutions," Warrior added.

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