Dell Inc. CEO Doug McMillon says his company has not taken any steps to “defeat” the threat of cyberattacks on its global IT infrastructure.
In an interview with CNBC on Wednesday, McMillon said that Dell’s IT solutions are “not a threat” and that the company is committed to protecting the security of its systems.
“The only thing that’s happened is that we have a lot of systems that are vulnerable to attacks and the only thing we can do is take appropriate steps to protect our systems,” he said.
“If we have security flaws, we will fix them,” he added.
“We are not at a point where we have to take action, we are at a time where we can’t take action and we can still be a threat,” he told CNBC.
Dell shares fell 3.5% to $52.69 on Wednesday in premarket trading.
McMillon also dismissed the notion that Dell was going to “win” the IT battle.
“Dell has been there, done that,” he quipped.
The CEO added that Dell will continue to work with its IT vendors to build “better solutions for customers” and said the company will also “continue to invest in cybersecurity.”
“The world is going to get better.
The world is moving forward,” he promised.
McMillon said Dell has been “building for more than a decade.”
“Dell’s software has become more secure than ever before,” he continued.
“It is not that we are the new bad guys.
We are not going to beat Dell in the IT world.”
Dell also told CNBC that it has no plans to close its own offices, which would make it more difficult to target the company with the cyberattacks.