vArmour, the data center security company that enables organizations to protect their virtualized and cloud assets in a multi-cloud world, today announced the appointment of Meg McCarthy, executive vice president of operations and technology at Aetna, to its board of directors. A distinguished leader with 30 years of experience in information systems and healthcare operations, McCarthy’s insight and expertise will help expand vArmour’s focus on the security needs in the healthcare industry. McCarthy joins Gary Moore, former president and chief operating officer of Cisco Systems, as the newest members of vArmour’s board.
“Every organization should have cyber security as a top risk. The protection of consumer information and customer-enabling technologies is paramount,” said McCarthy. “vArmour is among the new guard of innovative security companies working globally to secure customer data and reduce threat risk in a completely new and disruptive way as organizations move their businesses to the cloud. I’m pleased to join vArmour’s board at this exciting time in the transformation of cyber security.”
As Aetna EVP of Operations and Technology, McCarthy is currently responsible for information technology, service operations, global security, data analytics, procurement and real estate services. She has helped Aetna pioneer a new healthcare model that is based in innovative technologies and provides higher value and quality for the consumer. With security becoming a key differentiator in healthcare, McCarthy will play a pivotal role in advising vArmour on the personal health data protection requirements of healthcare organizations. Prior to her current role, she served as Aetna’s chief information officer and vice president of information technology. Prior to her Aetna tenure, McCarthy was senior vice president of information technology at Cigna Corporation. She also has been recognized as one of Insurance & Technology Magazine’s “Elite 8” and Computerworld’s Top 100 leaders.
“Meg joining our board shows a commitment to solving a huge problem: protecting digital assets wherever they reside,” said Tim Eades, vArmour CEO. “Our customer add rate for our software-based distributed security technology has increased 10x in the past quarter, spread out across all verticals and we are just getting started. I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Meg and Gary Moore join our board of directors—ensuring we do right by our healthcare and enterprise customers.”
vArmour, the data center and cloud security company, delivers a distributed platform with integrated security services including software-based segmentation, micro-segmentation, application-aware monitoring, and cyber deception to help organizations protect critical applications and workloads. Based in Mountain View, CA, the company was founded in 2011 and is backed by top investors including Highland Capital Partners, Menlo Ventures, Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Work-Bench Ventures, Allegis Capital, Redline Capital, and Telstra.