RSA: Rear Admiral (Ret.) Michael A. Brown Joins EMC's Security Division

February 10, 2012

RSA, The Security Division of EMC further strengthened its focus on helping government and industry protect critical operations and infrastructure with the appointment of Rear Admiral (Ret.) Michael A. Brown as Vice President to lead RSA’s Federal Business.

Admiral Brown is the outgoing Director, Cybersecurity Coordination (DCC) in the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In that position, he was responsible for increasing interdepartmental collaboration in strategic planning for the Nation’s cybersecurity, mutual support for cybersecurity capabilities development, and synchronization of operational cybersecurity mission activities for the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense.

Tom Heiser, President, RSA, The Security Division of EMC said, “The addition of Admiral Brown to our RSA team could not be better timed, or more warranted,” said Tom Heiser, President, RSA, The Security Division of EMC. “The evolving cyber threats and attacks today require an unprecedented level of coordination and cooperation between the public and private sectors. Admiral Brown has been instrumental in defining our nation’s cybersecurity posture, and that experience will be invaluable to bring to bear on behalf of our customers and our industry.”

Admiral Brown ascended to his latest role at DHS after a decorated career in the United States Navy. He most recently led the Navy’s efforts and development in Information Operations (IO) and cyberspace. He served as director, Information Operations Division (OPNAV N3IO) and deputy director for Cryptology Division (N2C) in Washington, DC. He also led the Navy’s expansion of its operational role in cyberspace, as special assistant for Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and IO to commander, Naval Network Warfare Command.

His influence in the nation’s intelligence profile extend to several key roles he held in Naval Information Warfare and Intelligence including commanding officer, Naval Information Warfare Activity (NIWA) in Suitland, Md. There he was instrumental in revolutionizing tactical naval IO capabilities across the fleet, assuring naval commanders were equipped and prepared to operate around the world.

Admiral Brown graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and holds a Master of Science in Systems Engineering (Electronic Warfare) from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Master of Arts in National and Strategic Studies for the Naval War College, and is designated an Acquisition Professional.

Dave Martin, Chief Security Officer, EMC Corporation commented, “Mike Brown is one of the foremost cyber defense strategists of our time. RSA is extremely fortunate to be gaining his leadership and expertise to help customers protect critical infrastructures and bridge cooperation across public and private sector entities.”

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