Long View Vision of Cybersecurity with Vishal Salvi

23 Feb 2021

Vishal Salvi, SVP, CISO and Head of the Cybersecurity Practice at Infosys, discusses the future of cybersecurity. The discussion covers a recent breach of SolarWinds, the history of cybersecurity, and the evolution of CISO role over the years.

Hosted by Yulia De Bari, Cybersecurity Lead and Podcast Producer for the Infosys Knowledge Institute.

“When the internet was born, nobody really worried about the security of the internet. That's how it was designed. And only when we started seeing the flaws being exploited did we start thinking about what we need to do. The foundational message for us in our role here at Infosys is the message of secure by design. So whenever you're designing or building new solutions, think about security.”- Vishal Salvi

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Show Notes

  • 00:41

    Yulia and Vishal talk about the breach of SolarWinds.

  • 03:43

    Yulia talks about the era of experiments and first computer viruses.

  • 04:36

    Yulia talks about the Morris worm.

  • 05:45

    Yulia and Vishal talk about 1994 CitiCorp hack and world’s first CISO.

  • 06:43

    Vishal talks about the role of CISO in 1990s and 2000s.

  • 07:07

    Yulia talks about cybersecurity in the early 2000s and the internet era.

  • 08:10

    Yulia and Vishal talk about state-sponsored attacks and the role of geopolitical tensions in cybersecurity.

  • 10:12

    Yulia talks about cybersecurity in 2010 and the era of expansion.

  • 11:49

    Vishal talks about recent trends in cybersecurity.

  • 12:09

    Vishal talks about 2020s and how cybersecurity now is on the board agenda.

  • 13:36

    Vishal talks about the role of CISO today.

  • 15:15

    Vishal gives his view on the future of cybersecurity.



About Vishal Salvi

Vishal Salvi

Vishal Salvi is Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer and Head of the Cybersecurity Practice at Infosys. He is responsible for the overall information and cyber security strategy and its implementation across Infosys Group. He is additionally responsible for the Cyber Security Business Delivery, driving security strategy, delivery, business and operations enabling enterprises security and improving their overall posture.

Vishal has over 25+ years of industry experience in Cybersecurity and Information Technology across different Industries. Prior to joining Infosys, he has performed various leadership roles in Cybersecurity and Information Technology at PwC (Partner Cyber – 2 years), HDFC Bank (SVP & CISO - 8 years), Standard Chartered Bank (SVP & Head Cyber Ops – 11 years), Global Trust Bank (IT Ops), Development Credit Bank (IT Ops) and Crompton Greaves (IT Sales).

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