Malini Rao

Chief Information Security Officer, Healthcare Industry

Malini Rao is a cybersecurity thought leader with two decades of extensive experience and expertise working globally in various areas of cybersecurity such as Cyber Defense, Cyber Forensics, application security, cloud security, DevSecOps, security operations, IT governance, risk and compliance management, cyber risk management, IOT security and identity & access management. Malini has managed large multimillion dollar projects and large teams globally. She has rich experience working in various industry verticals like financial services, healthcare, information technology services, retail, consumer goods, energy as well as for oil and gas industry clients. She has taken up challenging roles and worked up her way through the corporate ladder with both hands on and leadership roles as a cybersecurity architect, program manager, CISO, Head of Cybersecurity & GRC operations and as global practice head in the various roles she has taken on over the years. Ms Rao is also a global woman in cybersecurity influencer and board member of women in cybersecurity community at ISSA. She has received many recognitions and awards for her contributions as cybersecurity influencer and mentor. Malini Rao is a technologist with MBA and master's in information security & cloud computing and certifications like CISSP, CISM, C|CISO, CEH, CCSK, GRCP certified security & GRC professional and an international speaker. Malini has her personal website where she writes blogs, does webcasts, videos related to latest development in IT & Cybersecurity topics.

My Sessions

Mastering the Use of Cyber Threat Intelligence

Today’s secure environment will no doubt have security flaws in it tomorrow, so organisations cannot become complacent. Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) is a process that enables organisations to understand the threat landscape and analyse risks. This intelligence can help organisations develop core capabilities to anticipate breaches before they occur. This session explores CTI frameworks, how organisations can gather and analyse intelligence, how CTI can add value and be operationalised.

  • Sarb Sembhi, Advisor / Joint Vice-Chair of the Smart Buildings Group, IoT Security Foundation