Darren Shou is the senior director of the research labs at Symantec. In this role, Shou is responsible for transforming research ideas into product, developing the technology vision, driving innovation and growing technical leadership. Symantec Research Labs (SRL) has researched and developed numerous innovations across all of Symantec’s business areas that have collectively impacted hundreds of millions of Symantec customers. Shou oversaw the development of the first security analytics platform, the Worldwide Intelligence Network Environment, that enabled an open innovation ecosystem for cyber-security data sharing. Recognized by various government agencies, like the National Science Foundation, this was a predecessor to Symantec’s Unified Security Strategy and Platform. Other research labs innovations have won product of the year awards, acclaim from industry analysts, and an NSA honorable mention. Shou also oversaw the development of the DISARM technology, a transformational security capability that protects against 0-day active content threats. And he led the initial research and development of the advanced persistent threat detection, cloud security and cyber-insurance initiatives.
Previously he was responsible for driving open collaboration initiatives to advance research, encourage innovation, and cultivate the next generation of technology leaders. Darren earlier served as a manager of the enterprise security group and was responsible for developing the enterprise OEM business. Prior to joining Symantec Darren was a program manager at Microsoft. He is also a member of several academic advisory boards.
Mr. Shou has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Southern California.