RSA: Rear Admiral (Ret.) Michael A.
Brown Joins EMC's Security Division
February 10, 2012
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.”
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.”