Mark Adams Named Chief Security Officer of Adobe

Adobe announced on Monday that it has appointed Mark Adams as its new chief security officer (CSO).

Adams will report to Abhay Parasnis, Adobe’s chief technology officer, and he will be responsible “for security-related decisions across the company, leading the teams responsible for the security of Adobe’s infrastructure, products and services, as well as teams dedicated to security incident response and communications.”Mark Adams, CSO, Adobe

Adobe has confirmed for SecurityWeek that Adams has been appointed as CSO after the previous CSO, Brad Arkin, left the company in March after nearly 12 years. Arkin has joined Cisco as chief security and trust officer.

Adams has 15 years of experience, previously serving as CSO at Blizzard Entertainment, where he oversaw IT, product security, compliance, and data privacy. Prior to Blizzard, he worked at Williston Financial Group, HireRight, AAA, Red 5 Studios and Lending Tree.

“In this critical role, Mark will lead the vision, strategy, and operational direction for security at Adobe,” Adobe said. “He will work closely with the key cross functional teams such as IT, Product and Legal, to continue to drive and maintain the processes required to help protect Adobe and our customers.”

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.

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