CloudDefense.AI appoints Indian cybersecurity expert as Chief Information Security Officer



CloudDefense.AI, a leading Cloud Native Application Protection Platform provider in California, has appointed a cybersecurity expert from Gujarat, India, as the new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). With an illustrious career spanning over 15 years, the appointment is meant to strengthen the firm’s mission to provide state-of-the-art cybersecurity solutions. From SAST and DAST to SCA, API testing, CSPM, CIEM, and CWP, CloudDefense.AI’s platform ensures end-to-end application protection.

Falgun Rathod’s appointment as the CISO of CloudDefense.AI is owing to his reputation as an agent of change within the cybersecurity sphere. As the founder and managing director of Cyber Octet Pvt. Ltd, based in Gujarat, Rathod has been at the forefront of solving intricate cybercrime cases, displaying exceptional proficiency and innovative strategies. His accomplishments extend to the creation of awareness around information security and cybercrime, a testament to his unwavering commitment to safeguarding digital realms.

Rathod has lent his expertise to governmental agencies and corporations, offering critical insights into cybersecurity matters. He has conducted numerous workshops and seminars in educational institutions, fostering awareness about Information Security and Ethical Hacking. Rathod’s influence in the field is underscored by his role as a member of the International Cyber Threat Task Force (ICTTF) and the Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI).

His contributions extend globally, as he pens articles for PenTest Magazine based in Poland and was featured on the cover of the March 2012 issue. His extensive knowledge has also been shared through research papers submitted to prominent security conferences. Rathod’s speaking engagements at prestigious platforms, such as India’s ClubHack, where he addressed Smart Grid Security, exemplify his commitment to fostering a secure digital environment.

As the founder & managing director of Cyber Octet Pvt. Ltd and the founder and mentor at BugsXploration, Rathod has demonstrated his leadership by working with companies as a trusted consultant for enterprise security solutions. His specialized skills encompass web application security, forensics, penetration testing, strategic thinking, investigation methodologies, business consulting, and vulnerability research.


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