Avast

Avast bolsters telco, IoT and security with new appointment

19 June 2020 | Melanie Mingas

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Digital security firm Avast (LSE:AVST), has appointed a new senior vice president and general manager for its Telco, Internet of Things (IoT) and Family business unit.

Nick Viney will take responsibility for Avast’s global strategy for the business unit and will lead the development of the company’s position in smart home security, while expanding its overall portfolio of security products and partners including telecommunications providers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

Viney previously held the role of group CEO at the publicly listed Cyber 1, and regional VP for McAfee’s consumer and corporate divisions. He has also held roles at within the consumer, SMB and enterprise business units at Google and Microsoft.

He said: “Avast is a company I have long admired for its commitment to innovation, focus on the customer and for its mission to make the world a safer place for everyone, particularly the most vulnerable in our society.

“These are values I have stood by throughout my entire career and I’m looking forward to leading some important projects for the company that are tackling real-world cybersecurity problems and issues for consumers today.”