Wednesday, 17 June 2015 00:31

Duca heads up Palo Alto as chief of security for Asia Pacific

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Sean Duca, Palo Alto Networks Sean Duca, Palo Alto Networks

Enterprise security provider Palo Alto Networks has appointed a new chief security officer for the Asia Pacific region.

Based in Sydney, Sean Duca, with 17 year security industry experience, has been appointed Vice President & Regional Chief Security Officer (CSO), responsible for the development of threat intelligence security best practices and thought leadership for Palo Alto.

Prior to joining Palo Alto, Duca spent 15 years with Intel Security, most recently as the company’s Chief Technology Officer for Asia Pacific. Before Intel, he was involved in software development, technical support and consulting services for a range of Internet security solutions.

Palo Alto Chief Security Officer, Palo Alto Networks, Rick Howard, said Duca’s role includes strengthening security initiatives and maintaining good channels of communications and support for Palo Alto’s customers across Asia Pacific.

“Sean 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,” Howard said.

“I am delighted to welcome Sean to 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.”

Commenting on his appointment, Duca said, “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.”


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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired in 2020. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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