Jaya Baloo is Avast’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), having joined in October 2019. Prior to joining Avast, Ms. Baloo held the position of Chief Information Security Officer at KPN, the largest telecommunications carrier in the Netherlands. Ms. Baloo previously held the position of Practice Lead Lawful Interception at Verizon, and was Technical Security Specialist at France Telecom. Ms. Baloo has been formally recognized in the list of top 100 CISOs globally and ranks among the current top 100 security influencers worldwide. With over 20 years of experience in the field of information security with a specialist focus on secure network architecture, Ms. Baloo is a faculty member of the Singularity University, and also sits on a number of infosecurity boards. She has previously spoken widely at high profile conferences such as RSA, TEDx and Codemotion on topics including Lawful Interception, VoIP & Mobile Security, Cryptography, and Quantum Communications Networks.