Dell announced that intelligence and security-industry veteran John McClurg has been named vice president and Chief Security Officer for Dell Global Security. In this role, McClurg will advance the strategic focus and tactical operations of Dell’s internal global security services, both physical and cyber. He is also charged with the advocacy of business assurance and security prowess generally, the seamless integration of Dell’s various security offerings, and with improving the effectiveness and efficiency of security initiatives.

Before joining Dell, McClurg was vice president and Chief Security Officer for Honeywell International with strategic and tactical responsibility for Honeywell’s internal physical and cyber global security services. McClurg previously was vice president of Global Security for Lucent Technologies.

Prior to his industry service, McClurg was a Supervisory Special Agent with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  Postings included an assignment with the U.S. Department of Energy as a Branch Chief charged with establishing cyber-counterintelligence for the department’s newly created Office of Counterintelligence.  He also held assignments to establish the FBI’s new Computer Investigations and Infrastructure Threat Assessment Center (today called the National Infrastructure Protection Center within the Department of Homeland Security).  He also held an assignment as Deputy Branch Chief with the Central Intelligence Agency to help establish a new Counterespionage Group, and he also was responsible for managing complex counterespionage investigations.  During FBI assignments in the Los Angeles Field Office, McClurg implemented plans to protect critical U.S. technologies from unlawful acquisition by foreign powers.  He was twice decorated for his service at the FBI.

Security Magazine has listed McClurg among its top 25 Most Influential in the Security Industry and has consistently ranked his organizations in the top of their sectors in the magazine’s Security 500 list. Currently, he co-chairs the Overseas Security Advisory Council, and he is on the Board of Advisors for the Security Executive Council.

He earned a law degree from Brigham Young University’s J. Rueben Clark School of Law.  He holds a master’s in organizational behavior and a bachelors in university studies and philosophy from Brigham Young University