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How Security Vendors Can Strengthen Their Security Posture

Rubrik CIO Ajay Sabhlok Offers Tips on Making Cybersecurity a Top Priority
Ajay Sabhlok, CIO and CDO, Rubrik

Cybersecurity involves not just surviving a cyberattack but ensuring compliance and managing the vast ecosystem of employees, contractors, vendors and other third parties that touch your organization. It's "a full-time task," said Ajay Sabhlok, CIO and chief digital officer at Rubrik.

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Sabhlok stressed discipline and education as requirements for a secure posture. "At the heart," he said, "are the individuals you hire." Train them well, he said.

As for vendors, Sabhlok said they should emphasize quality over time to market for their products.

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

  • The recent zero-day attack Rubrik experienced;
  • Rubrik's motto: "Don't pay the ransom" and its ransomware recovery warranty;
  • How CISOs may be responsible for security strategy while CIOs focus on execution.

Prior to Rubrik, Sabhlok led multiple IT application portfolios at VMware, including marketing, customer support, order management, sales, business intelligence, advanced analytics, master data management and more. Over the past few years, he has been instrumental in leading the IT, applications and infrastructure teams at Rubrik, implementing a number of successful projects.

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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