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Profile: George Heron

VP and Chief Scientist, McAfee, Inc.

George L. Heron joined McAfee in November 2005 as vice president and chief scientist. In this role, he is responsible for providing senior technology leadership in the company, optimizing technology synergies across the product lines, and identifying new business opportunities in promising emerging technology and security trends.

Prior to joining McAfee, Mr. Heron was chief technology officer at SafeNet where his focus for seven years was in bringing advanced technologies and partners together with company initiatives, and contributing insight about technology trends and new product opportunities in VPN, wireless, Internet and electronic security fields.

Mr. Heron has over 30 years of management experience in software design, development methodologies and testing. He specializes in leading-edge networking and security technologies and has numerous successes in bringing new information security products from initial concept to final product launch. Heron holds a BSEE degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and has completed advanced studies in business management, computer science and electrical engineering.

Education Background:

Executive MBA from Babson College in Massachusetts and has completed advanced studies in computer science
BSEE Rochester Institute of Technology