Kanika has almost 20 years of experience in providing cybersecurity engagements, and working closely with regulators to provide thought leadership and market insights to the industry. She has significant experience in working with boards and executive committees, bringing deep experience in understanding evolving cybersecurity regulatory expectations. She has been leading the EY EMEIA Financial Services third-party risk management (TPRM) and outsourcing team for the last six years.
Kanika is the UK financial services consulting diversity and inclusion leader at Ernst & Young LLP and is involved with several women in technology initiatives. She is also a board member of the Nova New Opportunities charity which targets the causes of inequality and helps people from diverse backgrounds develop their skills and confidence to enhance their employability.
Kanika has completed the IT Service Management (ITIL) foundation, she is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), prince 2 practitioner and ISEB data protection certified.
How Kanika is building a better working world
To protect value, chief information security officers (CISOs) are forced to strike a balance between aligning to national boundaries while mitigating international cybersecurity threats. CISOs need to rethink the way they build their teams and their relationships with other parts of the organization, including with the board. With threat levels elevated, CISOs must map the exposures and resilience of their entire ecosystems, build compliant structures that mitigate risk and prepare for response, and focus on enabling growth. This will require cybersecurity to acquire a broader skill set and to consider new leadership structures.