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David Neuman: The CISO position and keeping the cloud safe
This article is part of the Information Security magazine issue of February 2018, Vol. 20, No. 1
When it comes to cloud adoption, protection of information and physical resources is a top concern of CIOs and CISOs. Just ask David Neuman, the vice president and CISO of multi-cloud service provider Rackspace Inc. In the CISO position, Neuman oversees the managed cloud provider's security initiatives, working with staff from all aspects of the global operation -- 11 data centers providing services in 121 countries. The company, based in Windcrest, Texas, has more than 6,000 employees (Rackers), the majority in the United States. "Most industries are on a journey. They want to see infrastructure as more of a commodity that they can optimize for cost and effectiveness," Neuman said. "Many of them have heavy workloads, like Oracle and SAP, that drive them, and they need expertise; that is our sweet spot." Neuman rose up through the U.S. Air Force enlisted ranks, becoming a noncommissioned officer with global responsibilities before advancing to the CISO position in the private sector. He holds a master's degree in national ...
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