Rakuten SixthSense Launches Exclusive CISO Roundtable

Bangalore, 25h January – Rakuten SixthSense, the B2B technology products arm of the Japanese conglomerate Rakuten Group (world’s third largest e-commerce platform with 76+ businesses in over 30 countries), recently hosted an exclusive assembly of cybersecurity leaders at its headquarters in Bangalore. The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Roundtable, held against the backdrop of Cubbon Park, served as a distinguished platform for engaging discussions on the evolving landscape of cybersecurity in 2024 and beyond.

This by-invitation-only event brought together a select group of leading industry figures, including Gaurav Shukla, Partner – Cyber and Strategic Risk Growth Leader at Deloitte; Sanjesh Thakur, Partner at Deloitte; Shankar Jayaraman, CISO and Vice President of Development at Akasa Air; Pradeep Sekar, Managing Director at Optiv Inc.; and Nitin Sinha, Director of Cyber Security and Data Privacy at Protiviti. The roundtable featured strategic dialogue on the impact of new technologies on cybersecurity moderated by Vijay Muthu – CISO of Rakuten India. The roundtable discussions spanned a variety of topics, including the changing threat landscape, the imperative of application security, and how it interacts with generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI), as well as the utilization of advanced technologies for Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC).

Sunil Gopinath, CEO of Rakuten India, expressed, “We are delighted to have a panel of pre-eminent and expert speakers passionate about delivering robust and responsible solutions to users. It’s been a privilege to foster strategic discourse on how emerging technologies like AI can realize tangible outcomes, with issues like API and application security now emerging as imperative. As digital proliferation continues to rise, we anticipate new challenges in the threat landscape. Being at the forefront of cyber security, dialogues like this help us understand how to empower diverse businesses with tools that enable them to tackle complexities with confidence.”

The event’s focus on representing pivotal sectors such as EdTech, Finance, Airlines, and Consulting exemplifies a dedication to exploring best practices holistically. This exclusive gathering not only contributed to a wealth of shared expertise but also reinforced the importance of cross-industry collaboration in fortifying collective resilience against emerging cyber threats. Attendees praised the event for its nuanced discussions and the opportunity to connect with peers at the forefront of cybersecurity innovation.

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