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Box finds new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Box finds new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Box announced today that it has appointed Lakshmi Hanspal as its new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Hanspal has twenty years of experience in the security world and has held similar, or at least important, positions at SAP Ariba and Bank of America. For some time she was also active in an important role at PayPal.

In a blog post Box explains that Hanspal has now been hired as a new CISO. In the role of CISO, Lakshmi will be responsible for the cyber security practices of Box, security operations and data and platform protection. So she gets busy, but played a similar role in her time at SAP Ariba.

Automation within security

My role within Box is similar to what I focused on at SAP Ariba, with the main difference being the geographical footprint of Box, according to Hanspal opposite the TechCrunch site. Box was born as a cloud company and is rapidly expanding worldwide, so my focus is primarily on keeping public cloud operations secure and risk transparency for our customers.

The intention is, among other things, to apply automation to security, in order to ensure that the systems become more resilient and also more future-proof. Earlier, CEO Aaron Levie of Box stated that safety is at the heart of all Box’s activities.

Finding the best Chief Information Security Officer was therefore a high priority. Not only does Lakshmi bring her impressive and diverse leadership experience from her time at SAP, PayPal and Bank of America, she is also an incredible team builder and a valuable addition to Box’s culture. And she’ll take our security team to the next level, Levie says.

Hanspal is the third woman in the Box management team. She joins Stephanie Carullo, who in 2017 was appointed Chief Operating Office ren Christie Lake, who is Chief People Officer.

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