Forcepoint unveils digital transformation acceleration strategy with new converged cybersecurity solutions & partner ecosystem.

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Carefree attitudes towards data protection in the workplace have caused traditional network perimeters to dissolve and data visibility to diminish. An increasingly mobile workforce, combination of work and personal information on devices, and growing use of cloud services are all key contributors to this change.

The traditional threat-centric approach is to apply rigid policies to decide what is good or bad without context. This black-and-white approach results in frustrated users and overwhelmed admins. The reality is, everybody operates in the grey.

Guy Filippelli, vice president of User and Data Security, will discuss how a human-centric cybersecurity approach adapts to user behavior and helps security teams make better decisions.

We will explore how an effective data security system should cut through the noise of alerts and provide early warning signals to prevent important data loss. Cybersecurity that integrates capabilities like DLP and UEBA for risk-adaptive protection is tailored to the identity and intent of the individual user and continuously adjusts as behavior changes.

Guy Filippelli, Vice President of User and Data Security, Forcepoint

Guy Filippelli

Guy Filippelli is vice president of Forcepoint’s User and Data Security solutions. He has more than 15 years of experience building software teams to solve some of the world’s most challenging data and integration problems.

Most recently, he served as founder and CEO of RedOwl, a behavior analytics company that won RSA’s 2014 Innovation Sandbox contest, acquired by Forcepoint in August 2017. He began his career as a US Army intelligence officer and is the 2007 recipient of the National Intelligence Medallion for his work in analytics.

Guy holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University, where he studied as a Marshall Scholar.

Meerah Rajavel, Chief Information Officer

Meerah Rajavel

Chief Information Officer

Meerah Rajavel is the chief information officer (CIO) for Forcepoint. In this role, she leads internal cybersecurity, information technology and customer cloud operations teams that support Forcepoint’s global employees as well as its human-centric cybersecurity strategy, product portfolio and services.

Most recently, she was the CIO at Qlik, a visual analytics company. Before joining Qlik, Rajavel led IT cloud services for all McAfee products at Intel Security. Earlier in her career, she held IT leadership, research & development and product development roles at Cisco Systems, Infosys, Nortel, Cybersource and Solix.

Rajavel holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from the Thiagarajar College of Engineering at Anna University in Chennai, India. She also holds a master’s of business administration degree from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California.