New Sherif in town at F5


F5 has appointed Samir Sherif as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

Sherif’s previous tenure as CISO at both Absolute Software and Imperva, coupled with an extensive career at Citigroup—culminating as the Global Head of Application Security—has equipped Sherif with considerable experience in helping organisations around the globe navigate today’s complex security, resilience, and compliance landscape.

“Samir’s appointment is a result of F5’s unwavering commitment to ensuring the highest level of security is woven into the fabric of our operational processes and product offerings,” said Tom Fountain, EVP, Global Services and Chief Strategy Officer at F5. “His vast experience and leadership in application security are assets that will propel our enterprise security measures and help us safeguard our customers’ digital experiences.”

“As the new Chief Information Security Officer at F5, my mission is to harness our leadership in multi-cloud application security to further strengthen our enterprise cybersecurity initiatives,” said Sherif. “By continuing to raise the bar on our security culture and standards and showcasing the intrinsic value of our security technologies, we aim to empower our customers to build a better and more secure digital world. I am excited to build on F5’s commitment to ensuring that security is the foundation of our offerings.”

Sherif succeeds Gail Coury, who is retiring on March 1.