Computer & Network Security
vArmour, the data center security company that enables organizations to protect their virtualized and cloud assets in a multi-cloud world, 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.”
Based in Mountain View, CA, vArmour is the data center security company that transforms how organizations protect their virtualized and cloud assets as they transform to a multi-cloud world. The company was founded in 2011 and is backed by top investors including Highland Capital Partners, Menlo Ventures, Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Citi Ventures, Work-Bench Ventures and Allegis Capital. vArmour’s Distributed Security System is deployed in a significant number of the world’s largest banks, telecom service providers, government agencies, healthcare providers, and retailers, and is leading the industry with a new patented, distributed approach to data security that allows organizations to deliver IT at the speed of business. Along with partners like Amazon and VMware, vArmour secures many of the largest data center and cloud environments in the world.