- Montoya has extensive experience overseeing global cybersecurity programs and advising large enterprises, governments and regulators across global markets.
- Montoya joins
Equinixfrom Digital Realtywhere he recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer.
- Prior to
Digital Realty, Montoya held various leadership roles at Microsoftincluding Chief Cybersecurity Advisor, where he led security initiatives and operations for the development and delivery of Microsoftcloud security products and services.
- Montoya also brings niche cloud security perspective from his role as Vice President of Cloud Services at
FireEye, where he led cloud-security operations and designed the company's global data center infrastructure to improve performance and security.
- Montoya has also held leadership positions at
EMC Corporationand Avanade Inc.
- Montoya earned a B.A. degree in Economics from the
University of New Mexico, and holds various advisor roles for early-stage security companies.
Milind Wagle, Chief Information Officer, Equinix
"We are extremely pleased to have Michael join our leadership team. Michael is a recognized security leader with deep expertise in information security, risk governance, data privacy and technology deployment. We are excited about his vision stemming from his deep expertise in the security field providing both operational leadership and strategic guidance to enterprise organizations. At
Equinix, security and data privacy are key embedded tenets of our overall technology service delivery, both for our internal employees as well as our customers. Michael's leadership will further position us for continued success in this domain." Michael Montoya, Chief Information Security Officer, Equinix
Equinixis a leader helping the world to connect, protect and power their digital transformation. The complexities surrounding cybersecurity continue to evolve and increase in complexity. I am humbled by the opportunity to join a technology leader and build upon all the great work accomplished to help protect Equinixcustomers from the rapidly changing challenges in cybersecurity and data privacy."
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