Stuart leads Cylance as its CEO and visionary for a new approach to threat detection, protection and response. His leadership sets the strategic direction, operational execution, and fiscal investments of the company. Stuart is one of the leading experts and practical thinkers in the computer security industry today. With a highly regarded 25-year history in the security industry, Stuart has led some of the most notable companies in the space.
Prior to Cylance, Stuart was EVP, Global CTO and General Manager of the Security Management Business Unit for McAfee/Intel where he was responsible for a $3 billion consumer and corporate security products business. During his tenure at McAfee, Stuart established an elite team of security researchers called TRACE, which frequently discovered 0-day vulnerabilities and emerging threats in embedded and critical infrastructure. Before McAfee, Stuart helped formalize the cyber security program at Kaiser Permanente, a $34 billion healthcare company.
In 1999, Stuart started Foundstone, Inc., a global consulting and products company, which was acquired by McAfee in 2004. Stuart is the founding creator and lead-author of the most successful security book series of all time: Hacking Exposed. This book is now on version 7. He is widely recognized for his extensive and in-depth knowledge of security, and is one of the industry's leading authorities in information security today.
Stuart McClure earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado. He also holds numerous IT and security certifications.