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Google veteran joins Palo Alto Networks

Amit Singh
Amit Singh. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Cybersecurity heavyweight Palo Alto Networks has appointed Google and Oracle veteran Amit Singh as president, the company announced Monday. Singh had served in a variety of roles at Google, helping establish Google's workplace efforts at Google Cloud before his most recent position in the firm's VR unit.

Why it matters: Singh joins Palo Alto Networks CEO Nikesh Arora, another Google alum, as the company seeks, along with its competition, to ride the cybersecurity boom.

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