3rd Party Risk Management , Application Security , Critical Infrastructure Security

Security for a New Era of Resilience

Microsoft's Vasu Jakkal on the Shift From Prevention to Minimizing Impact
Vasu Jakkal, corporate vice president of security, compliance and identity, Microsoft

The past year has taught us much about resilience. But how do we update our tools and skills for the future? Vasu Jakkal, corporate vice president at Microsoft, discusses new, fundamental cybersecurity shifts and how our strategies for acquring skills and diversity must reflect them.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of its RSA Conference 2021 coverage, Jakkal discusses:

  • Lessons learned from the pandemic experience;
  • Fundamental shifts to threats and adversaries;
  • Strategies for acquiring skills and diversity to create a world beyond attack prevention.

Jakkal brings 20 years of experience to Microsoft, where she crafts strategy and guides execution of all aspects of SCI marketing. She works closely with engineering to shape product strategy and road maps. Prior to Microsoft, Jakkal served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer of FireEye, overseeing global marketing. Previously, she was vice president of corporate marketing at Brocade. Earlier, she served as chief of staff to LSI’s CEO and headed strategic initiatives and marketing. She spent more than a decade at Intel in leadership roles in marketing, engineering, strategy and general management.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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