F5 hires fresh CISO, ruling enterprise’s cyber defense strategy

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-F5 has appointed Samir Sherif as its new senior vice president and chief information security officer (CISO).
-Sherif will lead F5’s enterprise cyber security strategy and security culture.

Multi-cloud security services provider, F5, has announced the appointment of Samir Sherif as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Sherif, a seasoned application security expert, will lead F5’s enterprise cyber security strategy and security culture. He will be responsible for evolving the firm’s security capabilities, overseeing cyber security standards for its products and services, and showcasing its security offerings.

Sherif brings with him extensive experience in the field of cyber security, having previously served as CISO for Absolute Software and Imperva. Prior to that, he spent nearly 22 years at Citigroup, where he rose to the position of Global Head of Application Security.

F5, headquartered in Seattle, specializes in multi-cloud application services and security. With the increasing complexity of digital experiences, F5 aims to provide an accessible and efficient way to secure, scale, optimize, and manage all applications and APIs. Sherif’s expertise in helping organizations navigate these complex security landscapes will be leveraged to achieve this goal.

In his new role, Sherif will work to strengthen F5’s enterprise cyber security initiatives by harnessing the company’s expertise in multi-cloud application security. He aims to raise the bar on security culture and standards, emphasizing the value of F5’s security technologies to empower customers to build a more secure digital world.

Tom Fountain, F5’s Executive Vice President of Global Services and Chief Strategy Officer, stated that Sherif’s appointment reflects F5’s commitment to ensuring the highest level of security in its operational processes and product offerings. With Sherif’s leadership and experience in application security, F5 aims to safeguard its customers’ digital experiences.

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