Security firms IronKey and ESET have appointed new chief executive officers.

USB and banking security specialist IronKey has appointed Arthur Wong as its new CEO, with founder David Jevans moving to become chairman of the company's board of directors.

Wong was previously manager of Symantec's security and data management group, and also served as CEO and founder of Security Focus and Secure Networks, acquired by Symantec and McAfee respectively.

Jevans said: “Art brings invaluable experience and leadership shaped at the security industry's largest players, and at the same time has consistently demonstrated his ability to build and effectively grow emerging businesses. We are fortunate to have attracted him to help IronKey capitalise on the significant growth opportunity in front of us.”

ESET has confirmed that the company's owners Miroslav Trnka, Rudolf Hrubý, Maroš Grund and Anton Zajac will be succeeded by Richard Marko, the company's co-owner and previously chief technological officer.

Trnka, the outgoing CEO, said: “This step comes as part of ESET's re-organisation. The present owners, with the exception of Richard Marko, are stepping down from the operative management, without an effect on the company ownership structure. I am not pulling out of ESET completely, as I will retain my position on the company's board, where I will have an influence on the strategic decisions with regard of the company's future.”

Milan Masaryk succeeds Rudolf Hrubý as chief financial officer and Andrew Lee will become the new CEO of the ESET North America branch office, reporting directly to Richard Marko and taking over the position from Anton Zajac.

In the company's HQ in Bratislava, Pavol Luka will assume Marko's position as CTO and Juraj Malcho will succeed Maroš Grund as chief research officer.