FireEye appoints Symantec veteran Shrikant Shitole as India head

FireEye India Shrikant Shitole
US-based cyber security firm FireEye appointed Symantec veteran Shrikant Shitole as senior director and country head for its India operations.

A security industry veteran with over 25 years of experience in information technology, Shitole has held senior roles in IT companies like Cisco, Nelco  (Tata Enterprise), Avaya and Sify and Symantec’s enterprise security business in India.

“Cyber security has never been more important to our firms, to our people and to our national security. At FireEye, I plan to lead our efforts to assist more Indian organisations protect themselves from cyber threats,” said Shitole in a statement.

FireEye helps protect several high-profile Indian organisations against cyber threats. The company has a research and development operation centre in Bengaluru.

“India’s rapid growth and embrace of technology has significantly increased awareness of cyber security challenges. This has created some significant opportunities for FireEye,” said Eric Hoh, president for Asia Pacific and Japan.

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