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Profiles in Leadership: Chandan Pani

Mindtree CISO on Improving Customer and Employee Experiences During Digital Change
Chandan Pani, CISO, Mindtree

Too often, security organizations are blamed for hindering digital transformation. Security controls are criticized for slowing employee productivity and creating frustration for users.

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The answer to this challenge is a platform-led approach to security, says Chandan Pani, chief information security officer at Mindtree, a global technology consulting and services firm. Organizations can gain a "transformational advantage" by understanding the exact security requirements and ensuring the right combination of security and productivity across the organization, he says.

"I see transformation through a different lens," Pani says. "It is about simplifying, changing and improving customer and employee experiences. That includes our board and executives."

Pani says taking an integrated solution, platform-led approach and integrating security solutions in one pane of glass helped him transform the entire experience from the pre-COVID-19 era to a post-COVID, hybrid, no-perimeter era.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group conducted as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, Pani discusses:

  • The transformation of security from a reactive to a proactive, business-enabling function;
  • Enabling security and trust without compromising productivity;
  • Taking a platform-led security approach rather than a point product-based approach.

Pani is a risk manager and information security leader in IT and IT-enabled services with a focus on cybersecurity solutions and security risk management. He has over 20 years of experience in the IT and security industry, addressing information security, secure delivery, data protection, cyber risk quantification, risk and compliance management, and governance.

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About the Author

Brian Pereira

Brian Pereira

Director, Global News Desk, ISMG

Pereira has nearly three decades of journalism experience. He is the former editor of CHIP, InformationWeek and CISO MAG. He has also written for The Times of India and The Indian Express.

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