The large-scale migration to remote work redefined the threatscape for cybersecurity leaders everywhere. Now, more than a year later, many are still trying to identify and close potential security gaps, while staying one step ahead of cybercriminals. We wanted to know, what role does the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) play in this constantly evolving, cat-and-mouse game of threat detection and prevention? We sat down with Arun DeSouza, CISO and CPO for Nexteer Automotive, to find out.
What’s your role today? How has it evolved and where do you see it going?
I’m the Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer (CISO & CPO). I pioneered an integrated global InfoSec and Privacy program, developed a long-range strategic roadmap linked to business objectives and built a strong team from the ground up. I’m responsible for the delivery of multiple services, including but not limited to:
- Strategic planning
- Identity and access management
- Incident management
- Privacy management
- Risk management
- Governance and standards
- Security operations
- Training and awareness