Prioritizing Cybersecurity Amid Economic HeadwindsA.P. Moller - Maersk's Divakar Prayaga on Balancing Budgets With Robust Security
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.
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.