Dan Schiappa, CS, ’87-’90

Dan Schiappa, Dean's Advisory Board ChairDan Schiappa, chair, Dean’s Advisory Board, is senior vice president and general manager of products at Sophos. He is responsible for the overall strategy, product management, architecture, research and development, and product quality for the network security, enduser security and Sophos Central groups.

In 2013, as general manager of the Sophos Enduser Security Group, he was responsible for the company’s portfolio of enduser security offerings, including endpoint, mobile, server protection, and encryption and data protection products. In November 2016, Dan also took responsibility for the Network Security Group that includes the Sophos portfolio of next-gen firewall, UTM, and Wi-Fi protection.

Previously, Dan served as senior vice president and general manager of the Identity and Data Protection Group at RSA, The Security Division of EMC. At RSA, Dan managed a business unit with responsibility for authentication, identity management, anti-fraud, encryption and data center operations.

He also worked at Microsoft Corporation in several management positions, including Windows security, Microsoft Passport/Live ID, and Mobile Services. Dan was the key business leader for Microsoft’s BitLocker and Rights Management services.

Prior to Microsoft, Dan was the CEO of Vingage Corporation, a video server provider acquired by L3 Mobilevision. He was also an executive at PictureVision, an online digital imaging company acquired by Kodak. Dan also held senior technical roles at Informix Software and Oracle Corporation.