Jaya Baloo

Jaya Baloo

Secure first, defend forward

In her session, Jaya zooms in on how we share responsibility to defend our infrastructure against attackers and learn from past and current conflicts.

Jaya Baloo is the CSO of Rapid7 and has been working in the field of information security with a focus on secure network architecture for over 20 years. She is the former CISO of Avast, and prior to that was CISO at KPN, the largest telecommunications carrier in the Netherlands. Jaya serves on boards of the NL’s National Cyber Security Centre, TIIN Capital, the NOS, and was the former Vice Chair of the EU Quantum flagship. She is also on the faculty at Singularity University.

Jaya is recognized as a top 100 global CISO and ranks among the top 100 security influencers worldwide. In 2019, she was selected as one of the 50 most inspiring women in the Netherlands by Inspiring Fifty. In 2022 she received an honorary doctorate from the University of Twente for her contributions to the field of Cybersecurity.

The Keynote Speakers of Cybersec Netherlands 2023