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July 1, 2019

Security Boulevard

Avast CEO Vince Steckler Gives a Q&A on His Ten Years at the Top

I’m on the Executive Committee of the UCI Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute, and if you look at the people on that committee, it is really world class. When a large public university achieves that kind of excellence, it helps a lot of people. Cybersecurity needs the best minds and lots of them, and you don’t always get there by being exclusive and prestigious, like some private colleges. A large, diverse student body can really provide great competition. Avast is protection for people, and UC schools provide top education for people through a real meritocracy. I like that atmosphere of meritocracy more than aristocracy when people are launching their careers. Personally we also fund a number of scholarships and fellowships at UCI focused on women in computer science. In cybersecurity, tech, and science generally there is a real need to diametrically increase diversity in some key areas. UCI is making great strides there, and I love being part of that.

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Avast CEO Vince Steckler Gives a Q&A on His Ten Years at the Top


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