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Aparna Rayasam


Senior Vice President and General Manager, Application Security

Aparna Rayasam, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Application Security, is responsible for Akamai's Application Security business within the Security Technology Group. She is responsible for leading product management, business development, engineering, research, data science, and operations for Akamai’s Application Security portfolio. She oversees the company’s strategy and product direction for Akamai's products for application and API security, fraud prevention, and network infrastructure security, as well as Akamai’s Security Data Platform.

Previously, she served as Vice President, Web Security Engineering, where she was responsible for all research and development of Akamai’s web security portfolio. In her career at Akamai, she has held several engineering and product leadership roles and was responsible for the development and launch of several Akamai products, including Akamai’s award-winning web application firewall, Kona Site Defender, Client Reputation, and Bot Manager. Prior to joining Akamai in 2006, she held several engineering leadership roles at Oracle and Adobe.

Rayasam holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Information Science from Bangalore University, India. She has also participated in several executive education programs at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and is a board member of several nonprofit organizations in the Boston metropolitan area.