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Prioritizing Cybersecurity Amid Economic Headwinds

A.P. Moller - Maersk's Divakar Prayaga on Balancing Budgets With Robust Security
Divakar Prayaga, director for security engineering, A.P. Moller - Maersk

The role of a chief information security officer has evolved from being just a technology partner to being a business partner, making company priorities such as cost optimization and strategic leadership amid challenging economic conditions their concern as well.

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Planning ahead for operational activities, internally sharing resources to bridge the persistent cybersecurity skills gap, and having a strategy on how business will shape cybersecurity demands are crucial, said Divakar Prayaga, director for security engineering at A.P. Moller - Maersk.

"Productivity, optimization and efficiency are key for any information security professional. We discuss with business teams requirements, business use cases and potentially look at optimal solutions," he said.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2023, Prayaga also discussed:

  • Balancing tight security budgets and robust security posture;
  • The changing relationship between CISOs and the executive management;
  • Safeguards for effective cybersecurity management.

Prayaga has more than 15 years of experience in efficiently managing cyber risk for diverse business functions and leading transformation across enterprises delivering information security services.

About the Author

Rahul Neel Mani

Rahul Neel Mani

Founding Director of Grey Head Media and Vice President of Community Engagement and Editorial, ISMG

Neel Mani is responsible for building and nurturing communities in both technology and security domains for various ISMG brands. He has more than 25 years of experience in B2B technology and telecom journalism and has worked in various leadership editorial roles in the past, including incubating and successfully running Grey Head Media for 11 years. Prior to starting Grey Head Media, he worked with 9.9 Media, IDG India and Indian Express.

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