Chitra Dharmarajan is a cyber security leader with experience in Product Security, Privacy Engineering & Solutions Architecture encompassing Network, Cloud Infrastructure, Application & Container service security.
Over the past 20 years she has donned different hats in Silicon Valley technology companies such as Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, General Electric, Argo AI & Box. At present, she is working for Okta | Auth0 and heading the Security and Privacy Engineering initiatives. As an innovative technical leader, she has efficiently managed cross-geographical teams to successfully deliver secure development lifecycle, data governance, privacy engineering, penetration testing, product development, and release management initiatives. With her forward-thinking vision, she strives for a continuous validation framework, which allows to detect and reduce product security issues. She’s also created a community of white-hat security researchers and accredited security validation partners who have become an extension of Product Security initiatives.
She contributes as a micro-mentor in startup accelerator programs, focusing exclusively on scaling organizations with the best technology to achieve sustainable business models. She is actively engaged with ND-ISAAC. She volunteers in her community and spends her free time teaching Hindi & Tamil language to Bay Area children with Indian origin.