Malini Rao is a CISSP, CISM, C|CISO, CCSK certified security professional and an international speaker. With more than two decades of experience in cybersecurity, Malini Rao brings in extensive experience and expertise working globally for Fortune 500 clients in various areas of cybersecurity such as Cyber Defense, application security, cloud security, DevSecOps, security operations, governance, risk and compliance management, cyber risk management, IOT security and identity and 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 program manager, CISO, Head of Cybersecurity operations and as global practice head in the various roles she has taken on over the years. Ms Rao is also a global women in cybersecurity influencer and board member of women in cybersecurity community. She has received many recognitions and awards for her contributions as cybersecurity influencer and mentor.