Alumnus Malcolm Harkins Honored with Outstanding Service Award

Global Cybersecurity Expert Takes Time to Give Back

At the Pier-to-Peer Networking event in February, Dean Ann Huff Stevens recognizes Malcolm Harkins MBA 92 with the Alumni Association’s Outstanding Service Award
At the Pier-to-Peer Networking event in February, Dean Ann Huff Stevens recognizes Malcolm Harkins MBA 92.

The Graduate School of Management’s Alumni Association honored Malcolm Harkins MBA 92 with the 2016 Outstanding Service Award, recognizing his support and involvement with the School, including serving on the Dean’s Advisory Council.

In addition to serving on the council, Harkins has led a panel discussion on career changes for prospective MBA students, and presented a high-level talk on cybersecurity risk to alumni, business partners and students.

He and his wife, Kim, also established the Harkins Entrepreneurship Academy Fellows Award to support registrants to attend free of charge an entrepreneurship academy at the UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

“At the GSM I grew my skills and more importantly learned how to gain more of them,” Harkins said of his MBA experience. “The GSM also helped me to refine and explore my passions as well as have the confidence to find others. Last but not least, the business skills I learned allowed me to figure out organization needs which gave me an edge to be in front of emerging demands.”

 “The GSM also helped me to refine and explore my passions as well as have the confidence to find others. Last but not least, the business skills I learned allowed me to figure out organization needs which gave me an edge to be in front of emerging demands.”

A recognized global leader in cybersecurity, Harkins has been on the front lines of the battle for more than two decades, building systems and fighting off attacks from all sources, from hackers and malware to employee fraud and worms infecting the Internet.

Last May, Harkins left Intel after 23 years. He most recently served as Intel’s vice president and chief security and privacy officer, the first in the position at Intel. In that role he was responsible for managing the risk, controls, privacy, security and related compliance activities for Intel as well as its products and services.

In 2012, he published Managing Risk and Information Security, Protect to Enable, one of the top selling books in cyber security, which describes the increasing number of threats and vulnerabilities, and offers strategies for developing solutions.

Last June, Harkins took on a new opportunity as global chief information security officer of cybersecurity software firm Cylance Inc., an industry move covered by the Wall Street Journal. At Cylance, Harkins is responsible for information risk and security as well as public policy and outreach activities to improve understanding of security best practices for managing and mitigating cyber risks.


Video: At the Peer-to-Pier networking event in San Francisco on Feb. 16, 2016, Dean Ann Huff Stevens presents the GSM Alumni Association’s 2016 Outstanding Service Award to Malcolm Harkins MBA 92, global chief information security officer of cybersecurity software firm Cylance Inc., and the Distinguished Achievement Award to Michael Hurlston MBA 90, senior vice president and general manager of Wireless Communications and Connectivity Division at Broadcom.



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