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IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, August 23, 2016 - Cylance®, the American company that is revolutionizing cybersecurity through the use of artificial intelligence to proactively prevent advanced persistent threats and malware, announced today that, effective Monday, August 22, 2016, Felix Marquardt will serve as President of Cylance International, overseeing the company's global expansion strategy and building its international board of advisors.
"I am delighted to bring Felix on to our senior management team," said Stuart McClure, president and CEO at Cylance. "Felix is a truly global thinker and he brings a wealth of international strategy experience and a vast international network that will prove invaluable as Cylance continues to grow from a groundbreaking US security company to a global industry leader." McClure added, "As the fourth industrial revolution unfolds, along with the advent of the internet of things (IoT), cybersecurity is in the process of evolving from protecting people's laptops and servers, to protecting every aspect of their daily lives. Along with Malcolm's team, Felix will be at the heart of the global education process that Cylance is initiating to accompany this paradigm shift."
Marquardt said, "It is a great honor to have been entrusted with the oversight and support of the global expansion strategy of one of the world's most exciting and disruptive companies. I look forward to playing my part in the continued rise of Cylance as a security company that redefines industry standards."
Prior to joining Cylance, Marquardt served as a strategic advisor to the heads of a number of national governments and Fortune 500 companies. He was also formerly the director of communications of the International Herald Tribune (now the International New York Times).
Marquardt is the founder of the Atlantic Dinners, high-profile events gathering prominent international decision-makers and influencers from all around the world from the spheres of politics, business, media, academia, NGOs and culture. Speakers at the Atlantic Dinners have included Bill Gates; Presidents Santos of Colombia and Saakashvili of Georgia; Christophe de Margerie, CEO of Total; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance of Nigeria, Celso Amorim, then Foreign Minister of Brazil; Tony Fernandes, CEO of Air Asia; Anwar Ibrahim, former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia; Sam Rainsy, head of the Cambodian opposition; Nouriel Roubini; Nassim Taleb; and many more.
In September 2012, he launched the Barrez-vous movement with journalist Mouloud Achour and rapper Mokless, which encouraged disenfranchised French youths to look and travel beyond France's borders to gain experience and seek new opportunities. Subsequently, he founded Youthonomics, a think tank dedicated to youth empowerment through multilateral migration which he co-chairs with Nobel Peace Laureate and former President of Timor Leste José Ramos-Horta.
Marquardt is a regular contributor to a host of newspapers and websites around the globe, including The New York Times, the Financial Times, Forbes, Al Hayat, Estado de São Paulo, Die Welt, Le Figaro, Le Monde, Libération, El Pais, Haaretz, the Jakarta Globe, the Toronto Globe and Mail and many more.
He is also a regular guest on CBS News, CNN, the BBC, Al Arabiya, Dubai TV, France télévisions, RTL, Europe 1, I-télé and BFMTV.
About Cylance® Inc.
Cylance is the only company to offer a preventive cybersecurity solution that stops advanced threats and malware at the most vulnerable point: the endpoint. Applying a revolutionary artificial intelligence approach, the Cylance endpoint security solution, CylancePROTECT®, analyzes the DNA of code prior to its execution on the endpoint to find and prevent threats others can’t, while using a fraction of the system resources associated with endpoint antivirus and detect and respond solutions that are deployed in enterprises today. For more information visit: www.cylance.com
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