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Evelyn de Souza

Cloud Data Governance Leader

Chief Technology and Architecture Office

Evelyn de Souza focuses on developing industry blueprints that accelerate secure cloud adoption and streamline data protection. She also currently serves as the Chair of the newly formed Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) data governance and privacy working group. Evelyn was named to CloudNOW's Top 10 Women in Cloud Computing for 2014 and is the co-creator of Cloud Data Protection Cert, the industry's first blueprint for making data protection "business-consumable".

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July 16, 2013

DATA CENTER

Three Imperatives for Today’s CISO for Data Center Security: Key Takeaways from Today’s Webcast

This is a follow up from my post last week that announced this webcast. Today it was a treat to have Richard Noguera as our special guest and who is uniquely qualified to speak on the topic of key imperatives for today’s CISO for the data center.  Rich is a youthful InfoSec veteran who has […]

July 9, 2013

DATA CENTER

Three Imperatives for Today’s CISO for Data Center Security : Why you should attend our upcoming Webcast on July 16

The data center landscape is undergoing remarkable transformation and security is being forced to evolve as organizations embrace more dynamic services. For instance, Gartner predicts 17.9% CAGR in cloud services usage through 2016. As such, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) will need to consider how to secure non-standardized Business-to-Business interconnects across their organizations. CISOS will […]

June 14, 2013

DATA CENTER

Three Data Center Security Innovations to Accelerate Your Business

How can you get your data center off to a smooth start? At the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit this week, I presented three data center innovations that hold the key to accelerating business securely. Ease of provisioning According to a recent Cisco IT case study, data center provisioning times have decreased from eight weeks […]

June 13, 2013

DATA CENTER

Everything’s in the Cloud: Now What?

Today’s applications are either virtualized in our own data center or being hosted by any number of providers. But is our security built around our current security reality or is it living in the past? During one of my Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit presentations, I shared best practices in a rapidly changing environment, […]

March 26, 2013

SECURITY

Cisco Still Number One for Data Center Security

We were excited to read the Infonetics Data Center Security Strategies and Vendor Leadership: North American Enterprise Survey, which was released yesterday. It revealed Cisco’s continued leadership in a market that spans a multitude of vendors – application/database, client, data center integration and network. The report indicates that leaders need to offer the right mix of […]

March 4, 2013

SECURITY

Ask the Data Center Expert: Trends in Latin America

I have a keen interest in the Latin American region because several of my closest friends and my respected colleagues are from this region. Also, internal market forces and global demand are accelerating the rate of data center projects, further heightening my interest. Last year, I visited the region where I got to see data […]

February 22, 2013

SECURITY

A New Bundle to Help Enable Secure Data Center Innovation

As the demand for next-generation data center services increases, organizations have embraced virtualization and cloud-computing technologies that require security architectures to be more dynamic, automated, and services-oriented. Most network security technologies have not kept pace, they are static and fail to protect against modern threats. Additionally, siloed security technologies are a networking and data center team’s […]

February 7, 2013

SECURITY

Ask the DC Security Expert: Three things to know about data center firewall application visibility and control

I recently interviewed Mike Geller, a 15-year Cisco veteran and a security architect, who focuses on securing infrastructure, devices, and services delivered by service and cloud providers to governments, enterprises, and end users. I asked Mike to discuss three key feature sets that firewalls should have today to enable users to securely access the applications […]

January 30, 2013

SECURITY

Streamline Your Data Center with Three Key Optimized Security Measures

We’ve just authored a white paper on three must-have security measures that focuses on pivotal tactics and controls required for safe data center innovation. We’ve focused on controls that will enable security to be adaptive and responsive, enable users to securely access applications they need, and secure boundaries while demarcating between physical, virtual and cloud services. The goal of this white paper is to highlight three simple measures needed to take full advantage of security as a programmable element of the data center fabric. These measures leverage a design architecture that Cisco uniquely provides and that allows security to be easily built in at the design phase rather than being bolted on post implementation.