Evelyn de Souza

Evelyn de Souza focuses on developing industry blueprints that accelerate secure cloud adoption for business as well as everyday living. She 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 SVBJ’s 100 Women of Influence for 2015. Evelyn is the co-creator of Cloud Data Protection Cert, the industry's first blueprint for making data protection "business-consumable” and is currently working on a data protection heatmap that attempts to streamline the data privacy landscape.
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The First Steps on a CISOs DevOps Journey

By Evelyn de Souza | August 27, 2018

CISOs DevOps The marriage between DevOps and Security is rapidly gaining traction. Security is shifting from its former mindset of being its own silo to getting on the same agenda as their developer counterparts. For CISOs the opportunity to get

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Why Information Security Need to be Empowered to Manage Data Breaches

By Evelyn de Souza | July 11, 2018

Manage Data Breaches 2017 saw over 2 dozen major security breaches in 2017.  While the public may have grown numb to the number and constant stream of data breaches reported, outrage has been building around the delays in accompanying disclosures of

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Contrary to popular belief, a pro-privacy stance is good for business

By Evelyn de Souza | January 31, 2018

Pro-Privacy Stance Right now privacy is a hot topic on LinkedIn posts, especially as it pertains to compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation. As a board advisor at Universal Patient Key, we’ve often talked about why being pro-privacy is good

Why Trust Versus Security and Privacy, Is Holding Back Innovation with Medical Data

By Evelyn de Souza | January 10, 2018

Innovation and Medical Data As healthcare organizations continue to sift through attempt to maximize the potential of the massive collections of health data, trust has become the polarizing topic. Understanding how professionals in the supply chain (doctors, hospitals, insurers) collect, use

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THE AGE OF DATA: THE ERA OF HOMO DIGITUS

By Evelyn de Souza | August 4, 2016

The Age of Data In our digital era data deluge – soaring amounts of data, is an overriding feature. That’s why it’s fitting to focus on the concept of Homo Digitus, which I first learned about about in“The creative destruction

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Why Security Practitioners Need To Apply The 80-20 Rules To Data Security

By Evelyn de Souza | May 25, 2016

The 80-20 Rule For Security Practitioners  Everyday we learn about yet another egregious data security breach, exposure of customer data or misuse of data. It begs the question why in this 21st century, as a security industry we cannot seem to

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Resurrecting CHAOS (Controlling Havoc and Overhauling Security) for Today’s CIOs

By Evelyn de Souza | April 19, 2016

Resurrecting CHAOS for Today’s CIOs and CISOs While at CloudExpo, London last week I had the chance to chat to RedHat’s Richard Morell. He suggested that I resurrect CHAOS (Controlling Havoc and Overhauling Security) Theory from a couple of years

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Is Fear Holding Back a Next Generation of Cyber Security Approaches?

By Evelyn de Souza | March 9, 2016

Next Generation of Cyber Security As I walked through RSA last week, I was struck by the usual fear laden messages “You’re not safe and never will be but I (vendor) have a silver bullet that will protect you.” And,

Destroying Cloud Data In The Age Of Data Multiplication

By Evelyn de Souza | February 16, 2016

The Age of Data Multiplication We are surrounded by data, whether in our personal or professional lives with digital elements that are constantly being captured about us. This leads to exponentially increasing volumes of data whether from Internet-connected devices, video,

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The Meaning Of Secure Business Agility In The Cloud

By Evelyn de Souza | January 20, 2016

Secure Business Agility As cloud continues to accelerate business delivery and shift away the balance of power from IT and InfoSec to business users, organizations need to find ways to ensure that security is part of a business process rather

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Principles For Data Protection In The Cloud

By Evelyn de Souza | December 9, 2015

Data Protection In The Cloud 2015 ushered in the start of a data economy. As organizations amass more detailed consumer profiles they have begun realizing that data could equal or surpass the value of the products and services they sell,

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How To Overcome Data Insecurity In The Cloud

By Evelyn de Souza | November 6, 2015

Data Insecurity In The Cloud Today’s escalating attacks, vulnerabilities, breaches, and losses have cut deeply across organizations and captured the attention of, regulators, investors and most importantly customers. In many cases such incidents have completely eroded customer trust in a