Jaya Baloo is an information security professional with more than 20 years’ experience leading and contributing to secure network architecture. As Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Rapid7, Jaya leads the efforts to evolve and mature the company’s internal security program, engages with customers as well as with the wider security community, and collaborates across all Rapid7 teams to develop and showcase security best practices.
Before joining Rapid7, Jaya was CISO at Avast and at KPN, the largest telecommunications carrier in the Netherlands, where she established and led its security team to create world class best practices in strategy and policy. Jaya has also been a faculty member of Singularity University since 2017, where she regularly lectures.
Jaya sits on the advisory boards of the NL’s National Cyber Security Centre, PQCrypto, and the EU Quantum Flagship’s Strategic Advisory Board. She serves on the audit committee of TIIN capital, a cybersecurity fund, and is also a board member of the RvT of the Dutch Broadcasting station, the NOS. She is recognized within the list of top 100 CISOs globally.