The Standard Names Laxman Prakash Chief Information Security Officer

In his new role, Prakash will take on additional responsibility for IT risk, identity and access management engineering.

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Standard Insurance Company (Portland, Ore.) has promoted Laxman Prakash to assistant VP and chief information security officer.

Laxman Prakash, AVP and CISO, The Standard.

Prakash joined The Standard in 2011 as director of Information Security and Business Continuity and focused on strengthening the company’s information security organization. In 2017, he was promoted to second VP, Information Security. In his new role, Prakash will take on additional responsibility for IT risk, identity and access management engineering, according to a statement from The Standard.

Prior to joining The Standard, Prakash was a senior portfolio manager for Wipro Technologies (Bangalore) and a manager for KPMG, LLP, where he provided technical direction and oversaw delivery of security and business continuity services for clients.

Steady Advancement of Capabilities

“Laxman has steadily advanced our capabilities in information security, business continuity and third-party risk management,” comments Greg Chandler, VP, Information Technology, The Standard.

Prakash received his Bachelor of Engineering in electronics and telecommunications from the University of Madras in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Prakash is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional as well as a Certified Business Continuity Professional.

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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