Chief Information Security Officer, Avast
Jaya Baloo is Avast's Chief Information Security Officer. Previously, Ms. Baloo held the position of CISO at KPN, the largest telecommunications carrier in the Netherlands, where she established and led its security team whose best practices in strategy and policy are today recognized as world-leading. Prior to this, Ms. Baloo also held the position of Practice Lead Lawful Interception at Verizon, and worked at France Telecom as a Technical Security Specialist. Ms. Baloo has been working in the field of information security, with a focus on secure network architecture, for over 20 years and sits on the advisory boards of the NL's National Cyber Security Centre, PQCrypto, and Flagship Strategic. Ms. Baloo is formally recognized within the list of top 100 CISOs globally and ranks among the top 100 security influencers worldwide. In 2019, she was also selected as one of the 50 most inspiring women in the Netherlands by Inspiring Fifty, a nonprofit aiming to raise diversity in technology by making female role models in technology more visible.