Rinki Sethi is an information security executive known for technology and change leadership. She has built and matured technical security teams including security operations, product security, application security, security architecture, and security strategy at companies like Intuit, eBay, Walmart.com, and Pacific Gas & Electric. Currently, Rinki is the Senior Director of Security Operations and Strategy at Palo Alto Networks. She is responsible for building a world class security operations center including capabilities such as threat management, security monitoring, threat intelligence, and building a red team that will attack Palo Alto Networks critical assets in hopes to improve prevention and detection capabilities. Rinki is also responsible for driving a security culture change at Palo Alto Networks through security education.
Rinki holds several recognized security certifications and has a B.S. in Computer Science Engineering from UC Davis and a M.S. in Information Security from Capella University.
Rinki is a well-known thought leader in the security industry. She has served on the development team for the ISACA book, “Creating a Culture of Security” by Stephen Ross and was the recipient of the “One to Watch” Award with CSO Magazine & Executive Women’s Forum in 2014. Rinki regularly speaks at security conferences and on topics related to women in technology. Rinki serves as a mentor for many students and professionals.