Michael Montoya joins Equinix as Chief Information Security Officer

Maria Nikolova

Mr Montoya will work closely with Equinix’s product development, Operations, IT, compliance and business continuity teams.

Global interconnection and data center company Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) today announces the appointment of Michael Montoya as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

In this role, Mr Montoya is responsible for leading Equinix’s global cybersecurity risk program. His responsibilities will include enhancing the company’s information security program and defining the company’s future cybersecurity roadmap, enterprise risk management and compliance programs. He will work closely with Equinix’s product development, Operations, IT, compliance and business continuity teams.

Michael Montoya

Mr Montoya has extensive expertise in overseeing global cybersecurity programs and advising large enterprises, governments and regulators across global markets.

He joins Equinix from Digital Realty where he recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer. Before working at Digital Realty, Mr Montoya held a number of leadership roles at Microsoft including Chief Cybersecurity Advisor, where he led security initiatives and operations for the development and delivery of Microsoft cloud security products and services.

Mr Montoya also brings niche cloud security perspective from his role as Vice President of Cloud Services at FireEye, where he led cloud-security operations and designed the company’s global data center infrastructure to improve performance and security. He has also held leadership roles at EMC Corporation and Avanade Inc.

Michael Montoya has a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of New Mexico, and holds various advisor roles for early-stage security companies.

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