June 19, 2018, 7:59 pm
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For cybersecurity, bring in the navy!

NAVAL battles happen to soften the enemy before launching an infantry offensive. This is how John Cunningham, Vice President for Cloud Security and Emerging Markets for the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region at Symantec works.

“I usually come in before the sales team comes in to find out what is needed in the market,” John narrates in an “Outback” accents talking about his stint in the Royal Australian Navy where he holds a Diploma’s in Electronic Engineering and Frontline Management. He has also served 20 years with the Royal Australian Navy, working with Combat Systems, Simulation Platforms and High Security Networks. 

“So as you can see, I am not a newbie in security,” he says in a broad deep voice, fitting his tall stance and massive grip.

As a leader for the Cloud security and emerging markets business, Cunningham’s key responsibilities starts with building go to markets strategies, assisting security consulting and managed security services partners, supporting key enterprise customers with the secure adoption of Cloud applications, educating customers and partners on new acquisitions and emerging technologies in the region.

Prior to this, Cunningham was leading the Cloud security business at Symantec and Blue Coat Systems, (he had joined Blue Coat through the acquisition of Elastica in 2015). Cunningham has held several senior management and leadership roles across multiple geographies including being roles as Vice President Carrier Development & Vice President Product Management at iPass based in Silicon Valley, Managing Director APAC at Qualys and Managing Director ANZ at iPass. 
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