Aparna Rayasam, SVP & General Manager, Application Security at Akamai Technologies, on Helping Global Enterprises Remain One Step Ahead in the Cybersecurity Game

We were joined by Aparna Rayasam, SVP and General Manager of Application Security at Akamai for this special episode of The CEO.digital Show – available now! Listen now to gain an insider’s look at the way enterprise security is evolving, and to hear about Aparna’s role as a leader for women in the tech sector.

Few individuals are held in higher esteem in the realm of enterprise security than Aparna Rayasam. She stands at the forefront of modern cybersecurity, with an exceptional reputation following over two decades of working across computer science, programming, software development, and consulting. But Aparna is also able to challenge the status quo, both within the industry and in her role as a female tech leader.

Having worked on complex, core technology development in the rapidly evolving cloud security landscape, Aparna is now Senior Vice President at Akamai Technologies. Following previous roles with Adobe and BEA, she joined Akamai as a software engineer 15 years ago. Since then, Aparna has played an integral part in building Akamai’s web security products and cementing the company as a market leader for providing enterprise security.

Expect insights on all this and much more, including:
• How cyber-attacks have evolved following the pandemic and the ways enterprises have responded
• The top challenges facing the industry and cybersecurity leaders in the era of mass hybrid working
• How emerging Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and incorruptible data technologies are changing the cybersecurity game forever
• Why one of the biggest security weapons a CISO has includes acknowledging hackers as sophisticated businesspeople

The full podcast is available now on all major streaming services, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and more.

“It’s almost an asymmetric warfare. Organisations and customers will need to do a lot of things to think through exactly what their attack surfaces are: What makes the attack surfaces vulnerable, how to bolster almost every part of that value chain, how to make sure that their interfaces are secure.”

Aparna Rayasam,
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Application Security,
Akamai Technologies

Aparna Rayasam
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Application Security, Akamai Technologies

Aparna Rayasam, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Application Security, is responsible for Akamai’s Application Security business within the Security Technology Group. She is responsible for leading product management, business development, engineering, research, data science, and operations for Akamai’s Application Security portfolio. Previously, Aparna has worked at Adobe Systems and BEA Technologies.


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Darcie Thompson-Fields
Head of Digital & Content,
Chief Nation

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