McAfee has named Stuart McClure as worldwide chief technology officer, an internal appointment to replace outgoing CTO George Kurtz.
Prior to his appointment as global CTO, McClure was senior vice president and general manager of the Risk and Compliance business unit at the firm, and senior vice president of global threats and research at McAfee Labs.
McClure joined McAfee seven years ago when security consultancy Foundstone, which he co-founded and served as chief technology officer and president, was bought by the security firm.
"Stuart McClure brings tremendous experience and insight to his new role as worldwide CTO, especially with respect to the evolving threat landscape," said Todd Gebhart, co-president of McAfee.
"He has played a key role in solving core industry challenges such as security management, whitelisting and embedded security, and he will be a leader in seizing the opportunities that lie ahead."
McAfee will be hoping McClure's appointment brings some stability to a company which has been rocked by high-profile departures since its £4.9bn acquisition by Intel, most notably president Dave DeWalt who left in July to be replaced by co-presidents Michael DeCesare and Todd Gebhart.
Also gone, of course, is former CTO Kurtz, who came from Foundstone in 2004 like his successor McClure and announced his intention to leave the post in October.
Kurtz is currently "executive in residence" at private equity firm Warburg Pincus.
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