Endpoint Security , Open XDR , Security Operations

Profiles in Leadership: Diego Souza

Global CISO at Cummins Discusses Mentoring New Generation of Cyber Leaders
Diego Souza, global CISO, Cummins Inc.

Diego Souza's main responsibility as the global CISO at Cummins Inc. is focusing on the gap between IT and OT security and effectively communicating risk and other security issues to the board. But his passion is developing and mentoring the next generation of cybersecurity leaders.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group aspart of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series and part of ISMG's RSA Conference 2021 coverage, Souza discusses:

  • Bridging the gap between IT and OT security;
  • How best to communicate security issues and risk to the board;
  • What it's like to mentor the next generation of cybersecurity leadership.

Souza, a CyberEdBoard Executive Member, is Cummins Inc.'s executive director and global CISO. He is a strategic thought leader adept at safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of company data, information systems and operational technology. He also has a proven aptitude for aligning cybersecurity hardware, software and policies with corporate strategy. Previously, Souza served as managing director of United Airlines, responsible for United's global core security technologies. He has also served as a senior director for GE Oil & Gas, where he was responsible for leading the global IT security team in charge of driving efforts to maintain security controls around global GE Oil & Gas sites.

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About the Author

Scott Ferguson

Scott Ferguson

Former Managing Editor, GovInfoSecurity, ISMG

Ferguson was the managing editor for the GovInfoSecurity.com media website at Information Security Media Group. Before joining ISMG, he was editor-in-chief at eWEEK and director of audience development for InformationWeek. He's also written and edited for Light Reading, Security Now, Enterprise Cloud News, TU-Automotive, Dice Insights and DevOps.com.

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