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Profiles in Leadership: Mansi Thapar

Global CISO Describes Need for Employee Cybersecurity Training, Other Priorities
Mansi Thapar, global CISO and DPO, Jaquar Group

In a manufacturing setting where most employees are not IT savvy, building cybersecurity awareness is essential, says Mansi Thapar, global CISO and DPO, at Jaquar Group, an India-based manufacturer.

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She also stresses that CISOs need to enhance their understanding of business goals to ensure security requirements are in alignment.

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

  • Securing endpoints in perimeter-less security;
  • Why CISOs need to map the business risks;
  • A collaborative approach to addressing risk.

Thapar. global CISO and DPO, at Jaquar Group, has 20 years of experience in information security, program management, operations, business processes, business excellence and or analytics. She holds PMP and Six Sigma Black Belt certifications as well as ITIL, ISO 27001 Implementer, and PCI DSS compliance.

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About the Author

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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