Governance & Risk Management , Leadership & Executive Communication , Privacy

Profiles in Leadership: Arun DeSouza, Nexteer Automotive

Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer on Taking Charge of Change
Arun DeSouza, CISO and privacy officer, Nexteer Automotive

Some people run from change. Arun DeSouza of Nexteer Automotive runs toward it. “Now is my time,” says the veteran chief information security and privacy officer, who shares his leadership and technology insights in this exclusive interview.

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In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, DeSouza discusses:

  • His key accomplishments as a security and privacy leader;
  • His collaborative approach to leadership;
  • Why he embraces business and technology change and what he’s learned from it.

DeSouza is chief information security and privacy officer at Nexteer Automotive Corp. He has extensive global IT and security leadership and organizational transformation experience, including as a CISO and CIO. His areas of expertise include strategic planning, risk management, identity management, cloud computing and privacy. His current interests include the internet of things, blockchain, zero trust, software defined perimeter and self-sovereign identity. He earned Master’s and PhD degrees from Vanderbilt University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and has earned the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge. He was honored by the 1st Global Cyber Observatory with induction into the CISO Hall of Fame in September 2019.


About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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