Arun Desouza

Chief Information Security Officer Nexteer

Arun DeSouza is currently Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer at Nexteer Automotive Corporation. He has extensive global IT and security leadership and organizational transformation experience including as CISO and CIO. Arun’s areas of expertise include strategic planning, risk management, identity management, cloud computing and privacy. His current interests include the Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, Zero Trust, Software Defined Perimeter & Self-Sovereign Identity.Arun earned Master’s and PhD degrees from Vanderbilt University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security professional (CISSP). He was honored by the 1st Global Cyber Observatory by induction into the CISO Hall of Fame. He has won multiple other industry honors including CISO of the Week, CSO50 Award, Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders Award, CIO Ones to Watch Award and the Network World Enterprise All Star Award. He is a member of the Society for Information Management and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Day One: Monday, August 24, 2020

Monday, August 24th, 2020

2:00 PM Panel Discussion: The Expanded Role of Today’s CISO

The CISO or Security Executive has always had an essential role in policy creation and enforcement as well as risk and liability management. However going forward, today’s CISO will be more and more called upon to not only ensure security and protect data, but also to find new sources of value creation for the enterprise. CISOs who possess a mix of both hard technical and analytical skills along with soft interpersonal and leadership skills will be poised to thrive in an expanded role of enterprise value creation, both proactively and reactively.


In this session you’ll takeaway:

  • How to align strategically with the enterprise
  • How to reskill and upskill for an increased scope of work
  • How to add value across the enterprise

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Arun.

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