Palo Alto Networks appoints Sean Duca as APAC chief
By Digital News Asia June 18, 2015
- Former Intel Security Asia Pacific CTO comes on board
- Responsible for threat intelligence development, security best practices, etc.
ENTERPRISE security specialist Palo Alto Networks has announced the appointment of Sean Duca (pic) as vice president and regional chief security officer (CSO) for Asia Pacific.
Duca, who is based in Sydney, Australia, will be responsible for the development of threat intelligence, security best practices and thought leadership for Palo Alto Networks in the region, the company said in a statement.
This includes strengthening security initiatives and maintaining good channels of communications and support for the Palo Alto Networks customers across Asia Pacific.
He will be a key addition to the Palo Alto Networks Threat Intelligence team, Unit 42, actively contributing to an Asia Pacific perspective on the latest findings on cyberthreats, the company added.
“Sean [Duca] is recognised as a trusted advisor in the IT security space and has extensive knowledge on threat intelligence and security best practices within Asia Pacific,” said Palo Alto Networks CSO Rick Howard.
“With his wealth of experience and knowledge, [he] will be an excellent addition to the team, helping to further bolster our position in the Asia Pacific market and better serve the growing needs of enterprises across various industries in the region,” he added.
With more than 17 years of experience in the IT security space, Duca is widely recognised as a thought leader in the technology industry, Palo Alto Networks said.
He has provided expert guidance and advice to the Australian government around online safety issues, and on cybersecurity matters to the public and private sector within Asia Pacific.
“Palo Alto Networks is a disruptive player in the Asia Pacific enterprise security market, being acknowledged as a trailblazer by analyst houses and industry experts and owing much of its momentum to its unique and innovative next-generation security platform,” said Duca.
“I look forward to helping further strengthen Palo Alto Networks position as a leader in the region by engaging directly with customers and industry organisations about today’s cybersecurity challenges, threat intelligence and related topics,” he added.
Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, Duca spent 15 years with Intel Security, most recently as the company’s chief technology officer for Asia Pacific.
In this role he was responsible for improving and driving the company’s solution strategy and technology vision. He also steered the development of Intel Security’s reference architectures in close collaboration with customers and partners across the region.
Before Intel Security, he was involved in software development, technical support and consulting services for a range of Internet security solutions.
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