Impervian Community Spotlight: Rakesh Chinta, Database Security Specialist, IHiS Singapore

By Christopher Detzel posted 05-04-2020 15:21


Imperva’s DAM solutions help secure the data of millions of healthcare patients in Singapore.

Singapore’s Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS) is a multi-award winning tech agency responsible for digitizing, connecting, and analyzing Singapore’s healthcare system for more than 50,000 users.

IHiS enables smooth, secure information exchange and analysis between the sovereign city-state’s 14 public hospitals, using the latest techniques to gather actionable insights for the island’s growing population.

Managing and analyzing patient data securely is no easy feat. Database security specialist stepped up to the responsibility by leveraging Imperva DAM technology in the organization’s relational database management system.

Imperva’s DAM solution offers database security engineers a single, unified overview of the organization’s relational databases, mainframes, big data platforms, warehouses, and file stores. It’s unique assortment of enterprise management tools make it a scalable, accessible option for managing large volumes of data securely.

Rakesh Chinta: Professional Background and Certifications

Rakesh has years of experience working with relational database management systems, including MS SQL Server, Oracle, and Sybase. Several tier-one global enterprises have sought out Rakesh for his work, including CitiBank, Credit Agricole CIB Bank, British Petroleum, and Wipro Limited.

Rakesh holds industry certification for Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle DBA, and ITIL V4. He has also gathered an impressive slate of employee awards, including “Best Professional”, and “Cheerful Personality of the Quarter” awards.

Rakesh started his career as a database administrator before leveraging his expertise to enter the world of cybersecurity. For him, the most rewarding aspect of the job is making a positive impact while confronting the threats of an increasingly sophisticated cybercrime industry.

Rakesh on the Cybersecurity Industry

Rakesh cites the tremendous growth of data across business systems as one of the biggest challenges in the cybersecurity industry. Enterprise organizations have wider surface areas than ever before, and the increasing complexity of their systems showcases the fact that every security chain is only as strong as its weakest link – only now, there are more links in every chain than ever before.

The widespread shortage of skilled cybersecurity talent is another problem area for Rakesh. Resolving the cybersecurity talent gap will make a significant difference in every enterprise’s ability to mitigate the risk of data security breaches.

Over the next 3-5 years, Rakesh looks forward to pursuing his career further by obtaining Imperva certifications and learning how to better implement Imperva cybersecurity technologies to meet the stringent demands of enterprise data security and compliance.

User communities are among the things Rakesh sees as becoming increasingly important in the greater cybersecurity industry. He is an active member of the Imperva community, often relying on the combined expertise of its members to answer product-related queries, no matter how trivial or complex they may be.

Outside of work, Rakesh declares himself a dedicated sports fan. His favorite sports include basketball, badminton, cricket, and soccer. His love for basketball and handball stem from his early education in India, when he played on the national team. He also makes sure to spend time with his family and practice yoga.

When asked what advice he would give to cybersecurity newcomers, Rakesh shows his team-oriented sportsmanship, “surround yourself with individuals who bring out the best in you,” he says. With enterprise cybersecurity increasingly relying on excellent technical preparation and clear communication skills, strong team players like Rakesh are an indispensable asset.