Fermín Serna has been appointed Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Databricks. Serna will lead Databricks' network, platform and user security programs along with governance and compliance efforts.
Serna brings over 20 years of enterprise information security expertise to the Databricks leadership team and will oversee the expansion of the organization's mission-critical cybersecurity organization. He joins Databricks from Citrix, where he recently led a robust global security and data privacy practice as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
Prior to this, Serna also served as the Head of Product Security at Google. In this role, he led the team responsible for Google Product Security and worked closely with external technology partners to build highly secure APIs, development libraries and containment frameworks to ensure Google security standards were met at every turn of the product lifecycle. During his tenure at Google, he established and implemented security review practices and oversaw the vulnerability response and risk mitigation protocols for several product groups. Serna has also held senior security roles at Microsoft and was previously the CSO for Semmle (acquired by GitHub), where he established and led the security research and vulnerability response teams.