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Cisco Names Sean Duca As APJC CISO

Sean brings over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity to his new role, with a proven track record of driving visionary strategies and practical solutions to enhance digital security.

by Samiksha Jain June 11th, 2024

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Cisco, a global leader in networking and cybersecurity solutions, has announced the appointment of Sean Duca as its new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) & Practice Leader for the Asia Pacific, Japan, and China (APJC) region.

Sean, in his LinkedIn post, expressed his excitement about joining Cisco after taking a six-month break to focus on his health and recharge. He shared his enthusiasm for the new challenge ahead, working within Cisco’s Customer Experience (CX) Team for APJC and eventually relocating to Singapore.

“After an amazing 6-month break to recharge and focus on my health, I’m thrilled to embark on a new and exciting challenge at Cisco, working in the CX Team for APJC, and will eventually be based in Singapore,” reads the LinkedIn Post.

On his first day at Cisco, Sean expressed his eagerness to collaborate with Jacqueline Guichelaar and the broader CX team, as well as reconnecting with former colleagues, including Peter M. Sean’s decision to join Cisco was influenced by the opportunity to work with remarkable individuals, such as Jeetu Patel, and to contribute to innovative solutions like Cisco’s Hypershield.

“Day 1 is done, and loving it! I am excited to work with Jacqueline Guichelaar and the wider CX team and to reconnect and work alongside Peter M. again,” reads the post.

Source: Sean Duca’s LinkedIn Post

Sean Duca Vast Experience

Sean brings over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity to his new role, with a proven track record of driving visionary strategies and practical solutions to enhance digital security.

Sean’s extensive background includes nearly nine years at Palo Alto Networks, where he served as Vice President and Regional Chief Security Officer (CSO) for the APJ region. Before that, he spent over 15 years at Intel Security, serving as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Asia Pacific region. His leadership in technology and security has made a significant impact in the industry.

Reflecting on his new role at Cisco, Sean emphasized his commitment to helping customers achieve their security and business goals while extracting value from their Cisco investments. He expressed his eagerness to reconnect with partners and contacts in his soon-to-be new country, Singapore, highlighting his dedication to driving cybersecurity excellence across the region.

“What drew me to Cisco? I’ve met incredible people, Jeetu Patel’s visionary strategy, and the innovation behind solutions like Cisco’s Hypershield. I can’t wait to reconnect with partners, new and old, and many contacts in my soon-to-be new country when I move up next month. Most importantly, I’m eager to help our customers achieve their security and business goals, proving our value and extracting value from their Cisco investment,” reads the post further.

With his renewed focus and energy, Sean’s appointment is poised to lead Cisco’s efforts to elevate performance in the cybersecurity world across APJC.

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