Meerah Rajavel
CIO
Forcepoint

Why Nominated:  Meerah Rajavel has spent the past 12 months improving cybersecurity awareness within Forcepoint – with great success. She believes that cybersecurity awareness requires a top- down commitment. Under her leadership, Forcepoint has established board-level governance on cybersecurity on a periodic basis throughout the company.

Profile: Rajavel leveraged CEO Matt Moynahan to chair Forcepoint’s Executive Security Council, sending a strong message that cybersecurity is important not just to the executives but to the entire company. She takes a multifaceted approach to cybersecurity leadership in the industry, viewing problems not just from the perspective of a CIO, but also from the customer’s point of view. Rajavel spearheaded the launch of the “Forcepoint on Forcepoint” program, where the company implements its own products, or “walking the walk.”

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