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Former Intel CTO takes up Palo Alto Networks regional CSO role

Former Intel CTO takes up Palo Alto Networks regional CSO role

“Palo Alto Networks is a disruptive player in the Asia Pacific enterprise security market."

Enterprise security provider Palo Alto Networks has appointed Sean Duca 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.

According to the tech giant, this includes strengthening security initiatives and maintaining good channels of communications and support for Palo Alto Networks’ customers across Asia Pacific.

“I am delighted to welcome Sean to Palo Alto Networks,” says Rick Howard, Chief Security Officer, Palo Alto Networks.

“Sean 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.

“With his wealth of experience and knowledge, Sean 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.”

In addition, Duca will also will be a key addition to the Palo Alto Networks Threat Intelligence team, Unit 42, actively contributing to an APAC perspective on the latest findings of cyber threats.

With more than 17 years of experience in the IT security space, Duca is widely recognised as a thought leader in the technology industry, providing 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,” Duca adds.

“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.”

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 and steered the development of Intel Security’s reference architectures in close collaboration with customers and partners across the region.

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