PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today named Sean Valcamp to the company’s newly created role of chief information security officer (CISO). Valcamp will be responsible for Avnet’s global IT security in addition to enterprise architecture and strategic planning for IT. In this role, he will report to Steve Phillips, Avnet’s chief information officer.
“Our position at the heart of the technology supply chain means information security is a critical focus area for Avnet,” said Phillips. “Sean’s appointment as Avnet’s CISO is one of several ways that we are demonstrating our continued commitment to protecting our information assets, as well as those entrusted to us by our employees, customers and partners. Sean’s expertise, track record, and breadth of experience across the information technology landscape means he is ideally qualified for this role.”
Valcamp holds more than 25 years of IT experience in the areas of IT security, technology strategy, enterprise architecture and solutions development. Valcamp joined Avnet 16 years ago and has significantly strengthened Avnet’s IT security capabilities over the years. This includes educating employees on security, establishing a Global Information Security Policy and building a security operations team that protects Avnet from security threats. He also developed Avnet’s annual “State of IT Security: What You Need to Know,” which helps employees and readers better understand major cybersecurity threats and tactics. Additionally, Valcamp regularly shares his expertise and knowledge on cybersecurity with Avnet customers and industry organizations.
Valcamp was recently recognized by Computerworld as a Rising IT Star, and Valcamp and his team played an instrumental role in Avnet receiving IT industry awards for innovation, including being named to the InformationWeek Elite 100 and CIO 100.
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