Equinix appoints Michael Montoya as CISO

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Equinix has appointed Michael Montoya as chief information security officer (CISO), the company said in a statement.

In this role, Mr. Montoya is responsible for leading Equinix’s global cybersecurity risk program. His responsibilities will include evolving the company’s information security program and defining the company’s future cybersecurity roadmap, enterprise risk management and compliance programs, says Equinix.

Mr. Montoya joins Equinix from Digital Realty where he recently served as senior vice president and CISO. Prior to Digital Realty, he held various leadership roles at Microsoft including Chief Cybersecurity Advisor, according to Equinix.

Mr. Montoya earned a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of New Mexico, and holds various advisor roles for early-stage security companies.

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