DevSecOps , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development , Threat Intelligence

Profiles in Leadership: Kalpesh Doshi

HDFC CISO Explains the Importance of DevSecOps and Cyber Threat Intelligence
Kalpesh Doshi, CISO, HDFC Life, and CyberEdboard executive member

When Kalpesh Doshi first started out in cybersecurity, some co-workers mistakenly thought he was a security guard. Today, he has two decades of experience in information security, security audits, risk management and data protection, regulations, global standards and compliance.

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Doshi, now chief information security officer at HDFC Life and CyberEdboard executive member, began his career journey with a product-based company, moved to a core IT service provider and finally entered the financial services sector. He has a thirst for emerging technologies and practices.

"DevSecOps is going to hold a dominant role." Doshi says. "It is like an elephant in the room for which everyone has a different definition. But to put it in layman’s language, it is like 'shift left.' It means, right from the time that an idea is conceived to developing a code, you embed security as part of the culture. Security is not just the job of a CISO but every person in the organization."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group conducted as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series at ISMG's Cybersecurity Summit in Mumbai, Doshi discusses:

  • Cybersecurity priorities for CISOs in 2023;
  • The importance of DevSecOps and cyber threat intelligence;
  • A lesson for young CISOs to remember.

Doshi recently became the group CISO at HDFC Life and has deep knowledge of emerging technologies including cloud, IoT, big data, security audits, risk management, data protection, regulations, global standards and compliance. He has held several leadership roles in cybersecurity for several organizations across the spectrum.

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About the Author

Mihir Bagwe

Mihir Bagwe

Principal Correspondent, Global News Desk, ISMG

Bagwe previously worked at CISO magazine, reporting the latest cybersecurity news and trends and interviewing cybersecurity subject matter experts.

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