Cisco has replaces its security leadership after the departure of Senior Vice President Chris Young.

David Goeckeler, a 14 year Cisco veteran, has been chosen as vice-president of the Security Business Group effective immediately. Young has "decided to leave Cisco," according to this blog post from Pankaj Patel, Cisco executive vice president and chief development officer.

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Young had been with Cisco just shy of three years, having come over from VMware. He left to pursue other interests, a Cisco spokesperson said.

Goeckeler has been instrumental in defining Cisco's end-to-end security architecture, including the integration of the Sourcefire engineering team and the integration of security into the broader Cisco portfolio, the spokesperson stated.