Data center company Equinix announced this Monday that it has yet again expanded its team with a new addition, appointing Michael Montoya as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
The addition of Montoya is the latest effort by the global interconnection company to bolster its commitment to security, according to the statement released today. As the CISO, he will be in charge of leading the firm’s global cybersecurity risk program.
During his career, Montoya has gathered extensive experience overseeing global cybersecurity programs. His most recent role before joining Equinix was the CISO and Senior Vice President of Digital Realty.
Montoya to develop Equinix security program
According to the statement, Montoya will focus on developing Equinix’s information security program and planning its future cybersecurity roadmap, among other roles, He will work closely with the company’s product development, Operations, IT, compliance and business continuity teams.
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Commenting on the appointment, Milind Wagle, Chief Information Officer, Equinix said: “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.”
Before he was at Digital Realty, Montoya spent two years at Microsoft, where he held various roles. This includes the Chief Cybersecurity Advisor. In this position, he led initiatives with the aim of developing and deliver Microsoft cloud security products and services.
“Equinix is a leader helping the world to connect, protect and power their digital transformation. The complexities surrounding cybersecurity continue to evolve and increase in complexity,” added Montoya.
“I am humbled by the opportunity to join a technology leader and build upon all the great work accomplished to help protect Equinix customers from the rapidly changing challenges in cybersecurity and data privacy.”