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Michael Perrino

SVP & Chief Information Security Officer

Michael Perrino
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Transformation can’t be done with legacy technology and the technological status quo.
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Transformation Journey

Michael Perrino is SVP and CISO for the Paris-based Sonepar, a a leading B2B electronics distributor. Formerly, Perrino served as Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer at CMA CGM Group. He has proven experience in IT and cybersecurity across verticals such as insurance and transport/logistics for global organizations.

At CMA CGM, Michael has embraced the “zero trust” paradigm in parallel with a secure-cloud-first transformation. He is the initiator and driver of the cybersecurity transformation of CMA CGM, including CEVA logistics. His teams have changed cybersecurity from a blocker to an enabler of digital transformation. Through his efforts, CMA CGM increased visibility and control into their systems, applications, and infrastructure—which enables threat detection and response across the whole organization and its subsidiaries. Their data is better protected and more cost-efficient. Zero Trust technologies at CMA CGM demonstrate first benefits quickly like visibility and control on user remote access across 160 worldwide locations. 

Lessons Learned

Executive commitment and support are essential to secure digital transformation. Make sure you address the often overlooked but critically important basics of addressing the culture and structure to propagate cybersecurity as a core value.

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