Profiles in Leadership: Pooja AgrawallaNXP Semiconductors IAM Head on Skills for Cybersecurity, Her Passion for Learning
Pooja Agrawalla says young people trying to enter the cybersecurity field should pursue fundamental skills instead of certifications. If they want to work in network security, they should make sure they know all the network fundamentals, she says, and if they want to work in application security, they should focus on being a coder who writes secure code.
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She also says companies that want to manage their skills gaps need to work with universities to ensure that math skills are being taught.
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 Bengaluru, Agrawalla also discusses:
- How learning something new every day at her job keeps her going;
- Her top career highlights and challenges;
- The importance of innovating and automating while protecting, to minimize security incidents.
Agrawalla has more than 20 years of experience in the identity, access, governance and privileged access management solutions space. Her areas of focus include cloud security and cloud identity governance, identity as a service, team and stakeholder management, portfolio management and strategic planning, product customization and implementation, solutions delivery, and design thinking and innovation.
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