Evelyn de Souza

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

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

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

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

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,

The Meaning Of Secure Business Agility In The Cloud

By Evelyn de Souza | January 20, 2016

Secure Business Agility In The Cloud 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

Principles For Data Protection In The Cloud In 2016

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,

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

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