Cisco Appoints Sean Duca to APJC Leadership Role
Sean Duca is set to enhance Cisco's leadership team. His appointment underscores Cisco's commitment to advancing its security operations in the APJC region.
Posted: Friday, Jun 21
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Cisco Appoints Sean Duca to APJC Leadership Role

In a significant move within the cybersecurity sector, Cisco has appointed Sean Duca as its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Practice Leader for the Asia Pacific, Japan, and China (APJC) regions. This appointment marks a strategic enhancement to Cisco’s leadership team, bringing in a seasoned professional with extensive experience in cybersecurity.

A Veteran in Cybersecurity

Sean Duca’s career spans over two decades, during which he has established himself as a prominent figure in the cybersecurity landscape. His most recent tenure was at Palo Alto Networks, where he served nearly nine years as Vice President and Regional Chief Security Officer for Asia Pacific. Prior to that, Duca spent more than 15 years at Intel Security (formerly McAfee), holding various senior managerial and sales roles before being appointed as Chief Technology Officer.

Duca’s pedigree provides him with a deep understanding of both the technical and strategic aspects of cybersecurity. His expertise will be invaluable to Cisco as they continue to develop and grow their security operations post acquisition of cybersecurity company, Splunk.

The Transition to Cisco

After taking a six-month career break to focus on personal health and recharge, Sean Duca expressed his excitement about joining Cisco. In his LinkedIn post, he mentioned his enthusiasm for working with Jacqueline Guichelaar and the wider Customer Experience (CX) team at Cisco. He also highlighted his admiration for Jeetu Patel’s visionary strategy and the innovative solutions like Cisco’s Hypershield.

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Duca’s decision to join Cisco was influenced by several factors including the company’s innovative approach to cybersecurity solutions and its commitment to helping customers achieve their security goals. His new role will eventually see him based in Singapore, further strengthening Cisco’s presence in the APJC region.

Looking Ahead

Sean Duca’s new role at Cisco signifies an important step towards fortifying their cybersecurity framework within the APJC region. Bringing decades of expertise from leading positions at notable companies like Palo Alto Networks and Intel Security, Duca is well-positioned to lead initiatives that address contemporary cyber threats effectively. As the Executive transitions into his new position, industry observers are keenly watching how his influence will shape the future trajectory of cybersecurity strategies at Cisco.

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