New Qualys CEO Tackles Cybersecurity Asset Management

Sumedh Thakar Outlines Vision to Reduce Complexity and Enhance New Security Landscape
Sumedh Thakar, CEO, Qualys

Longtime Qualys leader Sumedh Thakar recently was named CEO of the company. Now he's laying the groundwork for a long-term vision that includes helping customers adjust to the new enterprise security landscape and embrace cybersecurity asset management.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of its RSA Conference 2021 coverage, Thakar discusses:

  • His leadership vision as CEO;
  • The shifting security landscape;
  • The role of cybersecurity asset management.

As CEO, Thakar leads the company’s vision, strategic direction and implementation. He joined Qualys in 2003 in engineering and grew within the company, taking various leadership roles focused on helping Qualys deliver on its platform vision. Since 2014, he served as chief product officer at Qualys, where he oversaw engineering, development, product management, cloud operations, DevOps and customer support. He is a driving force behind the rollout of the game-changing VMDR - vulnerability management, detection and response - which continually detects and prevents risk to their systems, and multi-vector EDR, which focuses on protecting endpoints, as well as container security, compliance and web application security solutions. He was also instrumental in the buildup of multiple Qualys sites, resulting in a global 24/7 "follow the sun" product team.

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Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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