Cylance® has hired John McClurg as Vice President in the Office of Security and Trust (OST).

He will assist in building Security and Trust programs for the company alongside Malcolm Harkins, who is taking on the title of Cylance's Chief Security and Trust Officer. McClurg joins Cylance from Dell Global Security, where he was the Vice President and Chief Security Officer for five years.

"We're thrilled to have John on board to spearhead our operational excellence efforts within the Cylance OST. The launch of the OST and our philanthropic efforts to provide advanced cyber protection to non-profits align well with our goal of protecting everyone under the sun," said Stuart McClure, president and CEO at Cylance. "In a world where cyber and physical interdependencies are growing ever more complex, John's expertise at advancing cyber and physical security as one combined effort will be a significant asset within our organization."

McClurg will also serve as Cylance's Ambassador-at-Large, engaging with the industry on the risk challenges today and how Cylance uniquely mitigates them with the application of machine learning with CylancePROTECT®. He will also focus on the collective move from a historically reactive security posture to one focused on proactively predicting and mitigating future risks.

"Cylance's protection efforts are actually delivering the type of societal impacts that other companies strive to achieve, and I'm extremely pleased to be a part of the team," McClurg said. "I personally believe that I can deliver the greatest impact to the greatest number of organizations in the shortest period of time at Cylance."

At Dell, McClurg led strategy and tactical operations for internal global security services and improved the effectiveness and efficiency of security initiatives. Prior to Dell, McClurg was CSO for Honeywell International, where he led internal physical and cyber global security services. McClurg has also served in the U.S. government where, as a special agent in the FBI, he supported the missions of numerous government agencies, including those of the CIA, DOD, and DOE, battling terrorism, cybercrime, and espionage. His first blog post for Cylance can be read here.