McAfee Cloud SVP Rajiv Gupta Named Next Gen Security Expert of the Year at InfoSec Awards 2019

Winners of 7th Annual Coveted Information Security Awards
announced today during RSA Conference 2019

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, today announced that
Rajiv Gupta, McAfee senior vice president and general manager of the
cloud security business unit, was named Next Gen Security Expert of the
Year at the InfoSec Awards 2019. The awards were announced by Cyber
Defense Magazine (CDM) in conjunction with the RSA Conference 2019,
which takes place this week in San Francisco. Attendees at the RSA
Conference can visit McAfee at booth #N5745 in the North Hall of the
convention center.

“CDM has spent the past six months scouring the globe and has evaluated
nearly 3,000 companies and executives who create and offer the most
respected information security products and services,” said Gary
Miliefsky, a world-renowned cybersecurity expert and the Publisher of
Cyber Defense Magazine. “We are excited to name Rajiv Gupta as an
award-winning innovator due to his tireless dedication to protect
companies from threats evolving from the device-to-cloud. He has
continued to push boundaries to keep up with the relentless cyber threat
landscape by creating new market categories, next gen protections, and
putting his customers at the core of the decisions he makes.”

Gupta joined McAfee in January 2018 with the acquisition of Skyhigh
Networks, the leading cloud access security broker (CASB) company, where
he was the founder and chief executive officer. Skyhigh was fast-growing
and a leader in the space, and with Gupta at the helm he co-pioneered an
entirely new security market category known as CASB. Within McAfee Gupta
went on to launch McAfee MVISION Cloud, the next evolution of the
Skyhigh cloud security platform, expanding and redefining once again
what a CASB platform can do. McAfee MVISION Cloud is now integrated with
the larger McAfee security portfolio and further bolsters McAfee’s
leadership in public cloud security to provide a cloud-native and
frictionless way for organizations to consistently protect their data
and defend against threats across the spectrum of Devices, Web,
Software-as-a-Service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service and

“I humbly accept this award on behalf of all the cybersecurity
professionals working passionately to enable organizations of all sizes
to securely adopt the cloud,” said Gupta. “Since the beginning of the
Skyhigh journey, my goal has been to make cloud the most secure
environment for business. Over the past year, I have had the pleasure to
accelerate towards that goal not only through customer-focused
innovations but also through customer-focused integrations with
third-party providers and with McAfee products to deliver uncompromising
end-to-end security from device to cloud.”

Gupta has more than 20 years of successful enterprise software and
security experience and is recognized as a pioneer of web services. With
more than 45 patents, Gupta is the inventor or co-inventor of some of
the seminal concepts that underpin web services.

About CDM InfoSec Awards

This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s seventh year of honoring InfoSec
innovators. Their submission requirements are for any startup, early
stage, later stage or public companies in the INFORMATION SECURITY
(INFOSEC) space who believe they have a unique and compelling value
proposition for their product or service. Learn more at

About the Judging

The judges are CISSP, FMDHS, CEH, certified security professionals who
voted based on their independent review of the company submitted
materials on the website of each submission including but not limited to
data sheets, white papers, product literature and other market
variables. CDM has a flexible philosophy to find more innovative players
with new and unique technologies, than the one with the most customers
or money in the bank. CDM is always asking “What’s Next?” so they are
looking for Next Generation InfoSec Solutions.

About Cyber Defense Magazine

With over 1.4 Million annual readers and growing, and over 7,000 pages
of searchable online infosec content, Cyber Defense Magazine is the
premier source of IT Security information. It is managed and published
by and for ethical, honest, passionate information security
professionals. Its mission is to share cutting-edge knowledge,
real-world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services
in the information technology industry. It delivers electronic magazines
every month online for free, and limited print editions exclusively for
the RSA conferences and our paid subscribers. CDM is a proud member of
the Cyber Defense Media Group. Learn more about us at
and visit
to see and hear some of the most informative interviews of many of these
winning company executives.

About McAfee

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power of working together, McAfee creates business and consumer
solutions that make our world a safer place.

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Tracy Holden
Public Relations Director, McAfee

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