-- New Management Role Drives Security Strategies, Policies and Best Practices across the Company --
AUSTIN, Texas, March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leading provider of silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world, announces the appointment of Sharon Hagi as Chief Security Officer, a new position on the company's Corporate Strategy team. Mr. Hagi will oversee Silicon Labs' comprehensive cybersecurity strategies and best practices for delivering advanced security technologies as an integral part of the company's IoT hardware and software portfolio.
"We are delighted to welcome Sharon as Silicon Labs' first Chief Security Officer," said Daniel Cooley, Chief Strategy Officer at Silicon Labs. "Sharon brings 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry as a security architect and strategist. His knowledge and expertise will be invaluable in this strategic new role as we deliver connectivity solutions that enhance security and trust in the IoT."
Prior to joining Silicon Labs, Mr. Hagi served as Vice President of Security at Ethoca, a leading global provider of collaboration-based technology that enables card issuing financial institutions, ecommerce merchants and online businesses to effectively tackle issues involving fraud, chargebacks and disputes. Mr. Hagi was also Chief Technology Strategist at IBM Security where he developed security solutions and products addressing infrastructure, cloud and mobile.
"Enabling more companies to focus on security and privacy is important to the growth of the IoT market," said Sharon Hagi, Chief Security Officer at Silicon Labs. "Silicon Labs is committed to providing customers with innovative, industry-leading product features, tools and frameworks that address security needs in a comprehensive manner. I am thrilled to join Silicon Labs and have the opportunity to work with a phenomenal global team to innovate and deliver state-of-the-art integrated security, ensuring connected devices and services are secure and safe for customers and end users, from silicon to cloud."
Mr. Hagi holds a number of patents in information security. He serves as a subject matter expert volunteer with the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)², a non-profit organization dedicated to the training and certification of cybersecurity professionals worldwide. Mr. Hagi contributed to the development of the consortium's Certified Software Security Life-Cycle Professional (CSSLP) credential and other certifications, including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Mr. Hagi holds Honors B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Physics from the University of Toronto.
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