OYO, one of the world’s leading chain of hotels and homes, has announced the appointment of Prakash Padariya as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for IT and security teams. Padariya will directly report to Ankit Mathuria, the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
In his new role at Oyo, Padariya will helm a security strategy for the company’s systems globally, including regions such as India, SEA, Europe, US and the UK.
He will be also responsible for leveraging technologies such as big data analytics and artificial intelligence to enhance cyber security functions.
Padariya joins OYO from the Netherlands-headquartered online payment solutions provider PayU, where he had worked in a similar capacity.
He has more than 19 years of experience across geographies with extensive expertise in corporate security consulting, cyber security, cyber warfare, vulnerability assessment, ethical hacking, surveillance audits, legal regulatory compliance, computer forensics, law enforcement cybercrime prevention, among others.
Padariya has also worked in senior management roles across leading Fortune 100 MNCs like GE, Royal Bank of Scotland, IBM, Target Corporation and Accenture.