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AI and Cybersecurity: Transforming Digital Defense

Palo Alto Networks' Meerah Rajavel Discusses AI's Impact Beyond Cybersecurity
Meerah Rajavel, CIO, Palo Alto Networks

The intersection of artificial intelligence and cybersecurity is reshaping digital defense and operational efficiency. Meerah Rajavel, CIO, Palo Alto Networks, discussed AI use cases beyond cybersecurity, emphasizing the multifaceted applications of AI in nonsecurity domains, particularly in enhancing employee experiences and streamlining operational workflows.

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"In today's digital landscape, artificial intelligence serves as the cornerstone of our defense strategy, driving both security resilience and operational excellence," Rajavel said. She offered insights for CIOs and CISOs on how to convey the value of AI-driven security to board members and C-level executives.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2024, Rajavel also discussed:

  • Streamlining operations and improving customer interactions;
  • Balancing security-specific functions and broader IT opportunities;
  • Notable scenarios of AI applications.

Rajavel is responsible for Palo Alto Networks' global information technology functions, driving a comprehensive strategy to scale and rapidly deliver innovative solutions for worldwide teams. Prior to Palo Alto Networks, she served as CIO at Citrix and held leadership roles at McAfee, Forcepoint, Cisco and Infosys.

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Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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