NEW YORK, NY – May 8, 2017 – 21st Century Fox today announced the appointment of Melody Hildebrandt to the role of Global Chief Information Security Officer. In this role, she will oversee the protection and risk management for enterprise communications, technologies and assets for 21CF. She joins the company from Palantir Technologies, where she served as executive vice president and directed the cybersecurity practice. Her appointment is effective 1 June 2017.
Ms. Hildebrandt will report to Chief Technology Officer Paul Cheesbrough, who commented:
“Melody is an accomplished executive who is a proven leader in the cyber security industry. Her expertise, when combined with our existing capabilities, will add significantly to such an important area for our business.”
Since 2010, Ms. Hildebrandt has served as executive vice president of Palantir Technologies. She led the commercial business with particular expertise in the challenges of cybersecurity, financial crime, employee oversight, and litigation faced by premier global multinationals. She speaks internationally on risk issues at events including the White House Cybersecurity Summit, Aspen Ideas Festival, International Monetary Conference, Web Summit, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Annual Meeting, and the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.
Prior to that, she consulted to US and international governments with Booz Allen Hamilton where she designed military and strategy wargames. She also previously worked with the French Ministry of Education while living in France, where she also studied. She is the founder of Transcapitalist, a blog that explored the intersection of technology and free market mechanisms.
About 21st Century Fox
21st Century Fox is the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. Reaching more than 1.8 billion subscribers in approximately 50 local languages every day, 21st Century Fox is home to a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks and properties, including FOX, FX, FXX, FXM, FS1, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FOX Sports, Fox Sports Network, National Geographic Channels, STAR India, 28 local television stations in the U.S. and more than 300 international channels; film studio Twentieth Century Fox Film; and television production studios Twentieth Century Fox Television and a 50% ownership interest in Endemol Shine Group. The Company also holds a 39.1% ownership interest in Sky, Europe’s leading entertainment company, which serves 22 million customers across five countries. For more information about 21st Century Fox, please visit www.21CF.com.