SAN FRANCISCO — Identity security company Okta has hired Cisco’s Vitor De Souza to head global communications.
 
In the senior VP role, De Souza will lead Okta’s corporate, product, and executive communications, as well as analyst relations. He will oversee a comms function responsible for supporting Okta and Auth0, the identity company Okta acquired last year.
 
Before De Souza’s arrival, Auth0 senior director of global communications Jeana Lee Tahnk was holding the role on an interim basis.
 
De Souza joins Okta after four years at Cisco, where he led corporate comms and tech PR. Before that, he led corporate communications for FireEye and was a Highwire global client lead.
 
“From a tech perspective I can’t think of anything more important in the world in terms of using technology safely than identity security,” De Souza said. “We have so many devices and so many passwords and so many accounts. If identity is right, anyone can use any technology safely.”