Choose your topics

How to Prioritize Your Third-Party Risks

How can you prioritize effectively and enhance your organization’s security posture? Here are our top tips for setting up realistic, sustainable processes.

Third-Party Risk Management GRC
Top Tips to Save Time When Assessing Third-Party Risks

Is assessing third-party risks taking up too much of your time? How can you make the process more effective and efficient? Find out in the latest post from SureCloud.

Third-Party Risk Management GRC
The GRC Trends to Look Out for in 2024

Our GRC experts at SureCloud share their 2024 predictions for the world of governance, risk and compliance.

The Top 5 Challenges of Third-Party Risk Management

With the supply chain now seen as a legitimate attack path, what can your organization do? Let’s explore 5 challenges of TPRM and how to overcome them.

Third-Party Risk Management GRC
What is Third-Party Risk Management?

What is third-party risk management and how should you approach it? Find out in this post.

Third-Party Risk Management GRC
The Top 4 Challenges of Risk Management

What are the top four challenges of risk management today and how can you overcome them? Find out in this post from SureCloud.

Third-Party Risk Management GRC
Transform Compliance into Your Competitive Advantage

In GRC, compliance is often viewed as a cost that makes it harder to pursue growth. Here's how to make it your competitive advantage.

Compliance Management GRC
Questions You Should Ask when Preparing For Your First Pen Test

Understand the processes that you and your chosen pentest provider will travel through for your first pen test, from the initial point to the day the test starts.

Penetration Testing
TPRM Blog 6-Writing Clear Questions

Our GRC Practice Director explores the importance of clear communication and how to achieve it in your third party questionnaires. Read more here.

Third-Party Risk Management GRC
Vector (7)
Cyber Security

See Yourself in Cyber With Janhavi Deshpande

See Yourself in Cyber With Janhavi Deshpande
Written by

Janhavi Deshpande

Published on

20 Oct 2023

See Yourself in Cyber With Janhavi Deshpande


Here at SureCloud, we’re marking Cybersecurity Awareness Month by sharing a series of special interviews with members of our team. Former professional footballer turned cybersecurity consultant, Ciaren Jones, was our first interviewee. In case you missed it, you can read his blog here.


Cybersecurity Awareness Month is an initiative led by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA). The theme of this year’s campaign is ‘See Yourself in Cyber’ and focuses on the people aspect of the industry, celebrating the growth of the sector and the diverse professionals working within it.


For the second installment of this series, we speak to Janhavi Deshpande about her career so far and how studying for a Masters inspired a move into cybersecurity and eventually a position developing governance, risk, and compliance management software at SureCloud.  


Please could you give a brief overview of your role at SureCloud?

My current role is Product Manager. I’m responsible for leading the product team in building and maintaining SureCloud’s suite of GRC applications.


Our main focus is helping our customers solve any issues that relate to compliance management, risk, or data privacy. 


What was your path to working in the cybersecurity sector?

I first went to university to study for a degree in IT engineering, and after completing my course, I decided I wanted to do a Masters. It was while I was studying for an MSc in Managing IT at Salford University that my interest in cybersecurity started to develop. I was doing some coursework and became intrigued by how information security impacts our daily lives.


It was clearly a world that would continue to develop, and it seemed like a career in cybersecurity would be exciting, so I decided it was a good fit for me. After I completed my Masters, I started out as a cybersecurity consultant at Deloitte and, from there, moved into my current role at SureCloud.


What’s the best thing about working in cybersecurity?

It’s such a varied industry that continues to surprise you, regardless of your experience. You’re constantly learning, too.


A new technology enabler or cyberattack will appear and completely change the way you think.


I like the way emerging trends challenge us as professionals. It means there’s always something happening, and we constantly have problems to solve or new solutions to develop. 


What’s your best piece of advice or insight to share for Cybersecurity Awareness Month?

I think it’s really important to keep up with developments within the industry. That may sound simple, but cybersecurity is a space that’s constantly evolving, so you need to be on your toes and be willing to adapt. SureCloud’s podcast can help with this.


I’d also say try not to view cybersecurity as just technology. It’s a world driven by processes, and, more often than not, behind those processes is a human being.


That’s why I think it’s vital we try to develop our understanding of human behavior, as it could be the key to stopping a potentially disastrous cyberattack. After all, social engineering is currently viewed as one of the biggest threats in cybersecurity, and that’s driven by nothing but human behavior. 


Tell us an interesting fact about yourself that people may not know.

This may sound cliché, but cybersecurity is how I met my husband. We were studying at the same university and discovered a shared interest in the subject. 



If this year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month has sparked your interest in a cybersecurity career at SureCloud, look at our career openings.


If you’re looking for advice from Janhavi or one of her colleagues on the best governance, risk, or compliance management software solution for you, get in touch using the form below.