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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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January 28, 2013

SECURITY

Ask the Data Center Security Expert: Context-Aware and Adaptive Strategies for an Agile Data Center

At Cisco Live London, one of my data center theater presentations will focus on the benefits of a context-aware and adaptive security strategy. This approach helps accelerate the adoption of virtualization and cloud, which traditional static security models often inhibit. Context-based approaches factor in identity, application, location, device, and time along additional security intelligence such […]

January 17, 2013

SECURITY

How Will You Keep Up With An Avalanche of Connections in 2013?

Ask the Data Center Security Expert with Cisco’s Rajneesh Chopra Rajneesh Chopra is the Director of Product Management and Marketing at Cisco for the enterprise firewall line of technologies and has more than 10 years of product management leadership experience in the networking and data center arena. He also has a very futuristic outlook and a […]

December 19, 2012

SECURITY

Have You Architected Your Data Center Survival Strategy for A Dystopic Cyber Landscape?

Drawing from a recent read of “Case 1: The Seeds of Dysptopia” in the World Economic Forum 2012 Global Risks 2012 Seventh Edition, it’s now more than apparent than ever that the impact of crime and terrorism in the digital world is fast mirroring that of a physical world.  We’re living in an era where […]

December 7, 2012

SECURITY

What Will 2013 Bring for Your Data Center Security?

With the end of the year fast approaching and the 31st Annual Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas this week, this post is dedicated to a quick reflection on emerging data center trends and their impact on security. The global technology analyst firm Ovum[1] expects the market to become further focused on cost-savings and efficient internal IT […]

November 28, 2012

SECURITY

Ask the Data Center Expert, Partner Edition: Southeast Asia and the Rapidly Changing Landscape

The following are excerpts from an interview with Wong IK Ming, Director, eSURIA MENTARI SYSTEMS SDN BHD. From halfway around the globe in fabulous Singapore, I was delighted to have the chance to interview Wong IK Ming, a Cisco Certified Partner covering Southeast Asian nations, to get his perspectives on data center security opportunities. Tell […]

November 14, 2012

SECURITY

Ask the Data Center Expert: Data Center and Cloud Trends in Asia

The following excerpts are from an interview with Bernie Trudel, Asia Pacific Regional Data Center and Cloud CTO, Cisco Systems, Inc. As someone whose world is dominated by cloud, data center, privacy, and compliance, it was exciting to meet a long-term expert with the same-shared interests. Bernie Trudel has been with Cisco for 17 years, and in addition to his […]