Latha Reddy, Co-Chair, The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace

Latha Reddy, Co-Chair, The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace

  • Latha is the Co-Chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace.

 

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Overview

00:38- About Latha Reddy

  • Latha is the Co-Chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace.
  • She is the former Deputy National Security Adviser of India where she was responsible for cybersecurity
  • Ms. Reddy is involved with several organizations and thinktanks, both globally and in India.
  • She is currently, among other positions, serving as a Distinguished Fellow at the EastWest Institute in the US and the Observer Research Foundation in India.
  • She is the Former Diplomat/ Ambassador.
  • She is also called a “Warrior for Cyber Peace”.

01:26- How did you become a “Warrior for Cyber Peace”?

  • I was a diplomat for most of my career.
  • In India, in all Civil Services, including Foreign Services, we retire at 60. In my case, I was asked to stay for two more years and join the National Security Council.
  • The first task assigned was to look at what was happening in Cybersecurity.
  • They wanted me to get everybody to communicate.

04:12- How do you get people to start listening to you?

  • The most important thing is to be humble. Do not be arrogant.
  • It took months of negotiation and a number of meetings to come to a conclusion where we felt everybody had got some fair share of the responsibility and a fair allocation of work.

18:03- What does success mean to you?

  • For me, success would mean achieving a task well and with the best possible outcome.

Profile

  • Latha is the Co-Chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace.
  • She is the former Deputy National Security Adviser of India where she was responsible for cybersecurity
  • Ms. Reddy is involved with several organizations and thinktanks, both globally and in India.
  • She is currently, among other positions, serving as a Distinguished Fellow at the EastWest Institute in the US and the Observer Research Foundation in India.
  • She is the Former Diplomat/ Ambassador.
  • She is also called a “Warrior for Cyber Peace”.

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