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Simon Hunt

Industry Mentor

EVP Cybersecurity @ mastercard. Innovator, prolific inventor, business leader, growth driver and motivator.

New York City Metropolitan Area

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Simon Hunt's Work Experience

CyberLaunch VC

Industry Mentor

October 2015 to Present

Intel Security

Chief Technology Officer - Secure Home Gateways

January 2015 to Present

Sift Security

Member, Board Of Advisors

August 2014 to Present

Simon Hunt's Education

University of Wales, Bangor

B.Sc

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About Simon Hunt's Current Company

CyberLaunch VC

Working to help Machine Learning and Infosec startups realize their ideas, through customer value focused approaches, agile methodology and sound business practice.

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About Simon Hunt

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Today, there's no shortage of great ideas in IT companies - people are so busy, so wrapped up in the day-to-day, that it can be really hard for breakthrough concepts and innovation to make it from paper to a revenue generating, delivered, competitor usurping product. That's where I come in. I get things done. It's in my genetics, it's my entire career philosophy. You have a project which is 80% there, but you just don't know what the missing 20% is? Tired of conference calls and meetings, tired of negotiation which goes nowhere? Somehow your project design is getting pared to the bone, but you're still not able to deliver on time? Do you want to put rubber on the road and execute? If so, well, You perhaps need a little bit of "Simon Says". I have a proven history of sweeping away chaff, unwinding excuses, and working out a path of least resistance to take a great idea to a willing market. I'm always fair and value input - ideas can come from strange places. I fully believe "everyone works for sales" - and that's the key thing - if you can't deliver product to the sales people that they understand, and that their customers want to buy - well, what are you doing? I'm a rule changer, not a breaker. I understand legal compliance, export controls, company morals. I am an "upstanding corporate citizen" - but, despite this, I don't let red tape hold me back in my relentless drive to increase shareholder value, while spreading some fun on the way. What am I doing right now? - I'm evangelizing,creating mid-long term product and road-map designs and acting as glue for many disparate teams. I'm responsible for the Intel Security's new Secure Home Gateway initiative, designing enterprise class protection for every device in your home. I live and breath smarthome and Internet of GOOD things. I'm taking an internal innovation and helping it launch to the masses. Despite all that, I'm still upsetting the world by writing code and blogging about distasteful things...Industry Mentor @ Working to help Machine Learning and Infosec startups realize their ideas, through customer value focused approaches, agile methodology and sound business practice. From October 2015 to Present (3 months) Chief Technology Officer - Secure Home Gateways @ How many internet connected devices do you have in your home? And how many of them are secure? How many can you monitor? How many get regular patches from the manufacturer? How many could be spying on you without your knowledge? These risks are why I'm taking on a new role - to bring enterprise class security technology to your home, not in an additional box, but directly baked into your home router or cable modem. My team and I are going to provide simple, effective security for every device in your home, wired or wireless. We're going to let you protect everything, be aware of what's happening, and be in control of how the internet is used by people and widgets - all without having to be a system administrator. Enterprise class technology for every device that even your grandparents can handle. And it's coming soon. From January 2015 to Present (1 year) Member, Board Of Advisors @ Sift Security is a stealth mode, enterprise security startup, leveraging big data and advanced analytics to enable enterprises to efficiently identify, prioritize and investigate risks inside their enterprise. From August 2014 to Present (1 year 5 months) VP & Chief Technology Officer - Endpoint Security @ Promoted to take responsibility of the portfolio of business and consumer endpoint products at McAfee. Anti-virus, anti-malware, spam, network access control, and many others, a multi-Billion USD business. Also responsible for Innovation team of developers and consultants, creating blue-sky developments for production in the 18month + window Technical due diligence for the Mergers and Acquisitions Team, and synergy with McAfee roadmap and goals Representing the Office of the CTO in the Patents and IP group, encouraging innovators to create patents for new IP. Principal developer for "AutoDomain" a deployment package designed to ease massive-scale deployments of full disk encryption products From January 2010 to January 2015 (5 years 1 month) Worldwide Chief Technology Officer @ Intel group acquired McAfee, Inc. in August 2010 for $7.8B - The largest security acquisition in the market at that time. With the sudden departure of our WW-CTO to found a startup, I took over global responsibility for the ongoing technology vision for McAfee / Intel Security while we searched for a new global spokesperson. This involved coordinating a bunch of VERY smart people, aligning them with business goals, keeping accounting happy, and being on constant watch for cross-business synergy and duplication. And of course, being the go-to person for technology vision across the board. From June 2012 to September 2012 (4 months) VP & Chief Technology Officer, Data Protection Group @ Following McAfee's successful acquisition of SafeBoot N.V. for $350m, I continued my responsibility or the encryption portfolio and added McAfee's DLP and mobile technologies. From November 2007 to January 2010 (2 years 3 months) Founder & Chief Technology Officer @ Responsible for the entire technical product lifecycle within the company, including product design, management, support and implementation. Grew development staff from 2 to 15, founded 9 regional support sites and managed technical relationships with over 40 partner companies. Took product sales from $250k to over $67m from 2001 to 2007. Brokered acquisition of SafeBoot by McAfee for $350m. From June 2000 to November 2007 (7 years 6 months) Security Consultant @ Responsible for pre and post sales activities, advising customers on product implementation, and coordinating support efforts for the non-USA market. Helped grow sales from circa $50,000 to over $250,000 by end of 2000, along with architecting product features to give scaleability and supportability. Led the team who ultimately acquired the product IP, and introduced Control Break Europe (SafeBoot) to the table, taking an instrumental part in creating the transfer strategy, defining the terms of the contract, and ensuring the smooth transfer of all sales, support and HR activities to the new organization. From May 1997 to December 2000 (3 years 8 months) Security Consultant @ Pre and Post Sales product engineer, helping implement security software on customers site, product pitches at board level meetings, and helping support existing customers. From May 1996 to May 1997 (1 year 1 month) European Training Manager @ Responsible for both engineer technical knowledge, and also soft customer facing skills for upwards of 300 PC engineers, both consumer and corporate facing. I was responsible for both creating course materials, and presenting across the UK and europe. From March 1994 to May 1996 (2 years 3 months) Software Programmer @ Automated stock control systems for a multi-store business. Architecture and programming plus report generation using QBasic, GEM, Windows 3.0 etc. From 1993 to 1994 (1 year) Simon Hunt is skilled in: Computer Security, Encryption, Security, Cryptography, Endpoint Security, DLP, Information Security, Internet Security, Software Development, Vulnerability Assessment, PKI, Project Management, Data Security, Software Documentation, Network Security


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Simon Hunt's Personality Type

Introversion (I), Sensing (S), Thinking (T), Perceiving (P)

Average Tenure

2 year(s), 4 month(s)

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Simon Hunt's Achievements

Best anti-malware management

Issued by Secure Computing Magazine 路 April 2011

Best Anti-Malware Solution

Issued by Secure Computing Magazine 路 April 2008

Gold Award - Mobile Data Security

Issued by TechTarget 路 April 2008

Readers Trust - Best Authentication Product

Issued by Secure Computing Magazine 路 April 2006

Readers Trust - Best Identity Management Solution

Issued by Secure Computing Magazine 路 April 2006

Readers Trust - Best Encryption Solution

Issued by Secure Computing Magazine 路 April 2004

Most Prolific Inventor

Issued by McAfee, Inc. 路 January 2014

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