Access Management , Application Security , Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Profiles in Leadership: Krishnamurthy Rajesh

How to Balance Security and User Convenience
Krishnamurthy Rajesh, head of IT and information security, ICRA

To help balance security and user convenience, organizations should offer secure centralized user access to applications in an integrated way, says Krishnamurthy Rajesh, head of information technology and information security at ICRA Limited, an India-based credit rating agency.

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CISOs must take steps to detect threats from various feeds to gain proactive security control over multiple functions, he says.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, Rajesh also discusses:

  • Managing unknown threats;
  • Enhancing SOC capabilities with artificial intelligence and machine learning;
  • The value of collaboration in bridging security gaps.

Rajesh is the head the information technology and information security at ICRA. With over 19 years of information technology experience in multiple business domains at the senior leadership level, Rajesh has expertise in strategizing and implementing different elements of technology and process from the inception to operation stage. This includes information security, digital transformation, and adapting to new technologies such as AI, IoT and RPA.

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Geetha Nandikotkur

Geetha Nandikotkur

Vice President - Conferences, Asia, Middle East and Africa, ISMG

Nandikotkur is an award-winning journalist with over 20 years of experience in newspapers, audiovisual media, magazines and research. She has an understanding of technology and business journalism and has moderated several roundtables and conferences, in addition to leading mentoring programs for the IT community. Prior to joining ISMG, Nandikotkur worked for 9.9 Media as a group editor for CIO & Leader, IT Next and CSO Forum.

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