Profiles in Leadership: Arun DeSouza, Nexteer AutomotiveChief Information Security and Privacy Officer on Taking Charge of Change
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.
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.