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Profiles in Leadership: Ravinder Arora

Infogain's Global CISO and Data Privacy Officer on the Importance of Data Privacy
Ravinder Arora, global CISO and DPO with Infogain and CyberEdBoard executive member

In an age when corporations are collecting a lot of customer data and personally identifiable information (PII), data privacy has gained far more importance than in the past. With regulators - both global and local - getting stricter, a comprehensive privacy policy and a drive to imbibe the principles of 'privacy by design' are imminent. Ravinder Arora, global CISO and data privacy officer at Infogain, shares his views on the growing importance of CISO and data privacy officer (DPO) in the changed paradigm.

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Protecting PII of customers is a big mandate for a CISO and DPO. In the software development life cycle (SDLC), both security and privacy should be embedded by design and not as an afterthought, he says.

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

  • The importance of data privacy and protection of PII;
  • The amalgamation of CISO and DPO roles;
  • Adopting a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to privacy.

Arora is global CISO and DPO at Infogain. He has more than two decades of experience in the software and technology services industry, and has held several leadership positions in global organizations including Iris Software, HP and Genpact.

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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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