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Episode 227 Deep Dive: Jaya Baloo | Discussing New Cyber Disclosure Rules, Understanding the Cost of Breaches, and Building a Long-term Security Strategy for Organisations
First Aired: November 22, 2023

In this episode, we are joined by Jaya Baloo, Chief Security Officer of Rapid7, as we dive deep into the crucial topic of cybersecurity and its impact on revenue retention and the overall success of organisations. Jaya emphasises the importance of the security team making their contributions visible to the rest of the enterprise, rather than expecting others to figure it out on their own. They discuss the purpose of the security function, the cost of breaches, and the challenges faced by CISOs in communicating the value of cybersecurity to CFOs. Jaya also shares her predictions for the future of cybersecurity, the need for industry standards, and the importance of bringing the cybersecurity industry together to make a significant difference.

Jaya Baloo is the CSO of Rapid7 and has been working in the field of Info Security with a focus on secure network architecture for more than 20 years. She is the former CISO of Avast, and prior to that was CISO at KPN, the largest telco carrier in The Netherlands. Jaya serves on the boards of the NL’s National Cyber Security Centre, TIIN Capital, the NOS, and was former Vice Chair of the EU Quantum flagship. Shie is also on the faculty of the Singularity University. Jaya is recognised as a top 100 security influencer worldwide. In 2019, she was selected as one of the 50 most inspiring Fifty. In 2022 she received an honorary doctorate from the Uni of Twente for her contributions to the field of Cybersecurity.

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