Arun DeSouza VC Cyber Advisor

Arun DeSouza

Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer (CISO), Nexteer Automotive

About Arun DeSouza

Versatile influencer and award winning thought leader with a transformational background and the ability to drive change in complex global environments. Proven ability to set the strategic direction for security within the organization and align with enterprise stakeholders to build strategic roadmaps to enable the business by developing and implementing flexible security solutions.

Demonstrated ground-up success in building a security program encompassing security strategy, program oversight, security architecture and organizational awareness. Deep background in multiple security disciplines focused on integration of people, processes and technology.

Strategic business partner and trusted adviser who drives adoption of new security platforms providing thought leadership, vendor management and negotiation expertise to achieve significant cost savings to enable deployment.

Technology evangelist who promotes identity and access management (IAM) to securely integrate cloud technology platforms. Business ambassador who fosters a sense of community and strong collaboration across the organization to build a federated approach to enterprise security. Viewed as a visionary for security strategy inside the company and externally as a speaker at industry conferences.