Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) has hired away Intel executive Noopur Davis for the newly created position of senior VP of product security and privacy.
Working on the MSO's Technology and Product Team, she'll oversee security and privacy issues across the product-development cycle — a logical hire, given that Comcast is increasingly peddling in sensitive user information for efforts like advanced advertising.
Davis will report to Comcast CTO Tony Werner.
"Noopur brings tremendous experience and unique perspective to this vital role," Werner said. "Her longstanding leadership in the areas of both product quality and product security make her the ideal person to lead a team that will keep security at the forefront of our design and development processes."
At Intel, Davis served as VP of global quality. She was responsible for product security, quality, enterprise agility, interoperability and content validation, among other things.
At Comcast, her team will also oversee security best practices for the Technology and Product group. She'll partner with whom the company identifies as "security leaders" across the MSO, including Myrna Soto, senior VP and global CIO for Comcast.
- read this Comcast press release
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