With over 25 years of leadership experience, Chief Technology Officer – Varkey is specialised in Information Cyber Security with large corporates in banking, telecom, ITES, software, and manufacturing around the globe
Sunil Varkey has moved on from HSBC and joined Forescout Technologies Inc. as the Chief Technology Officer of the firm’s EMEA & APJ regions. Founded in 2000, Forescout – the software company provides cyber-security solutions and compliance services and works with global enterprises and government agencies.
The new Chief Technology Officer of Forescout, in HSBC was leading the global cyber-security assessment and testing vertical and served in the capacity of Global Head-Cyber security assessment & testing.
“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 defence 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”, said Varkey.
With over 25 years of leadership experience, Chief Technology Officer – Varkey is specialised in Information Cyber Security with large corporates in banking, telecom, ITES, software, and manufacturing around the globe. As Global Head of Cyber Security Assessment & Testing, in the last assignment at HSBC, he led several projects such as life-cycle ecosystem of penetration testing, threat modelling, vulnerability management, and third-party security risk assessments in pre & post-production environments.
He has served leadership roles in his global professional experience at companies such as Symantec in the role of Chief Technology Officer & Security Strategist. At Wipro, he served a stint of six years as Global CISO, and Idea where he led the cyber-security and privacy teams. He has 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.