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Intel Snares Apple Veteran As First Chief Security Officer

In a bid to further address Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, Intel has announced it’s appointed former Apple veteran, Window Snyder, as its first Chief Software Security Officer.

The news comes just days after the outing of former CEO, Brian Krzanich, following revelations of his relationship with an employee.

According to Bloomberginterim CEO Robert Swan has informed staff he doesn’t want the permanent post.

Ms Snyder previously worked at Apple for five years, and focused on security and privacy for strategy for iOS and Mac OS X.

Snyder is set to commence work at Intel on July 9th, within the company’s Software and Services Group as VP and GM of the Intel Platform Security Division.

Intel’s Platform Security Division was established in January, following the emergence of Spectre and Meltdown processor vulnerabilities.

Intel’s top Software and Services Group executive, Doug Fisher, has announced Ms Snyder will tasked with “ensuring the company maintains a competitive security product road-map across all segments”.

Snyder’s role will reportedly include forging partnerships with OS and security partners “on the growing complexity of attacks”.

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