Training & Security Leadership , Video

Next-Gen CISO: The Custodian of Digital Trust

Qualys' Debashish Jyotiprakash on New CISO Responsibilities
Debashish Jyotiprakash, vice president, Asia region, Qualys

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the roles and responsibilities of CISOs were centered around protecting IT infrastructure. Today, however, the role has changed and is closely aligned with the business and its associated risks. A CISO is also the custodian of digital trust and privacy.

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CISOs now have to consider business risk as a crucial factor because greater risk tolerance allows businesses to expand their operations.

"Today, businesses are increasingly dependent on the CISO to give them the context on how much more risk the organization can take," said Debashish Jyotiprakash, vice president of the Asia region at Qualys.

As IT infrastructure moved out of the perimeter during the pandemic, CISOs had to ensure the same standards for cybersecurity and address new risks posed to the organization. Today, the focus is on embracing digital technology and enhancing digital experiences for customers.

"When you take on a new digital project, you have to accept that it can introduce new risks. Cyber risk is becoming a business risk. And this is critical for CISOs to address today," Jyotiprakash said.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at ISMG's Dynamic CISO Excellence Awards and Conference, Jyotiprakash discusses:

  • The CISO's role in the modern enterprise;
  • The CISO's duty as a custodian of digital trust and privacy;
  • How CISOs can help the C-suite understand the value of risk and secure access.

At Qualys, Jyotiprakash is responsible for sales, marketing, channel management and company success in the region. He has more than 18 years of multi-industry experience and has held leadership roles at major technology companies.

About the Author

Brian Pereira

Brian Pereira

Sr. Director - Editorial, ISMG

Pereira has nearly three decades of journalism experience. He is the former editor of CHIP, InformationWeek and CISO MAG. He has also written for The Times of India and The Indian Express.

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