Sunil Varkey, Global Cyber Security Leader of HSBC moves onSunil Varkey has moved on from HSBC where he led the global cybersecurity assessment and testing vertical. He served in the capacity of Global Head-Cyber security assessment & testing.

Varkey has now joined Forescout Technologies Inc. as Chief Technology Officer of the EMEA & APJ regions. The company provides cybersecurity solutions and compliance services. Founded in 2000, the software company works with global enterprises and government agencies.

“I am excited to be a part of the great team in Forescout led by visionary leaders and the research team. Forescout has a clear vision and purpose, ensuring active defense for the Enterprise of Things, and they are leaders in this space. IT, OT, and IoT technologies that touch enterprises expose potential risk, visibility, and security of which is critical for the success and foundation of security programs. In this new role, I will be focusing on customer success and solution effectiveness by leveraging Forescout technologies and strategy,” Varkey told ETCIO.

Varkey is a seasoned IT professional with over 25 years of leadership experience specialised in Information Cyber Security with large corporates in banking, telecom, ITES, software, and manufacturing around the globe. In the last assignment at HSBC as Global Head of Cyber Security Assessment & Testing, he led several projects such as life-cycle ecosystem of penetration testing, threat modeling, vulnerability management, and third-party security risk assessments in pre & post-production environments.

In his global professional experience, he has served leadership roles at companies such as Symantec in the role of Chief Technology Officer & Security Strategist; at Wipro, he served a stint of 6 years as Global CISO, and Idea where he led the cybersecurity and privacy teams. Varkey completed his engineering from MVJ College of Engineering-Bangalore University, and later he studied MBA from ICFAI (Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India). He has also studied leadership programs from IIM-A and ISB.

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