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Joseph Zhou Appointed as Chief Information Security Officer of Linode


Joseph Zhou has been named Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Linode, a cloud computing infrastructure provider company.

Zhou has substantial architecture leadership and systems engineering experience designing massively scalable security control systems and instilling a secure-by-design approach to company culture. He also brings broad experience managing cyber security practices at scale.

Previously, he worked as a CISO for Evive and Transworld Systems. He was in charge of Evive’s security and privacy compliance, including SOC 2, GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, and HITRUST, as well as the architecture and controls for commercial SaaS platform, cloud, infrastructure, and application security. He was most recently responsible for security compliance controls mandated by HIPAA, PCI DSS Service Level 1, SOC 1, SOC 2, and FedRAMP at Transworld Systems, where he also implemented novel machine learning-based threat detection capabilities.

Zhou holds a Master of Computer Science in Networking and Software Engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business, and an Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate from Stanford University. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s Chief Information Security Officer Certificate Program.

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