Patricia Titus, former TSA and Unisys CISO, to join Symantec

The move is effective as of Monday, November 7 according to a statement from Symantec. Titus, a veteran of the IT security industry, served as the CISO of Unisys Federal Systems from 2008 to 2010, and was subsequently given the role of VP and global CISO of Unisys during the summer of 2010.

Before joining Unisys, Titus held a number of IT security roles in the US federal government, most notably as the first CISO of the then-fledgling Transportation Security Administration (TSA) within the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

“At Symantec, Titus will be responsible for IT information security risk management, threat response and governance functions”, a Symantec spokesperson told Infosecurity via email. “Titus is a well-respected member of the security community [and] has more than 22 years of security management experience in the high technology industry, working across both the private and public sector.”

Titus will replace Justin Somaini, who left Symantec in April of this past year to become CISO at Yahoo!.

 

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