Mike Convertino, formerly chief information security officer at CrowdStrike, has joined F5 Networks as the company’s first CISO.
Convertino will lead F5’s security product road map development and help maintain the security of company and customer assets, F5 Networks said Monday.
“What Mike Convertino brings to F5 is both deep experience and strong leadership to help our own operations, our partners and our customers take the best advantage of our application-level security,” said Tony Bozzuti, senior vice president and chief information officer at F5.
The three-decade information security veteran most recently oversaw CrowdStrike’s corporate network and product platform security.
He previously served as senior director of network security at Microsoft before he joined CrowdStrike.
Convertino was a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, having served both as a squadron and group commander and on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon, prior to his role at Microsoft.