Entrepreneur & Technologist
Kevin Watkins is an entrepreneur and technologist with a background in security and privacy, often called upon for media interviews and to speak at industry conferences. A native of Houston, he moved to the Bay Area 15 years to join McAfee as a Research Architect, pioneering automation tools identifying mobile malware threats. Kevin founded Appthority in 2011, leading the technology that secured 25M+ in funding and becoming the leader for Fortune 1000 companies securing their enterprise from mobile threats. Appthority was acquired by Symantec in 2018, where Kevin works today and is behind integrating core automation technology from Appthority into Symantec’s product lines. Kevin currently resides in San Francisco with his wife, son, and a dog named ‘Happy’.