Director, Breach Response, Symantec
Kevin Rowney is a data loss prevention visionary who joined Symantec in 2007 as part of the Vontu acquisition, a company which he founded.
Rowney currently serves as Director of Breach Response at Symantec and is focused on helping customer address data breach incidents. Rowney coaches account teams on how to help customers respond to data breach incidents. By mobilizing teams across Symantec to deploy resources, Rowney helps customers get current breach incidents under control and identify risks of future breaches.
For the past 14 years, Rowney served in a variety of security roles at software startups in Silicon Valley. At Vontu, Rowney conceived the original value proposition, designed the system architecture and wrote the patent-pending search algorithms used in their award-winning product.
Rowney has architected a range of security systems including credit card transaction processing systems and one of the first PKI Certificate Authorities operating on the Internet. Additionally, Rowney served on the Visa/Mastercard Secure Electronic Transactions standards committee as the representative of Verifone/EIT.