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The Standard Promotes Laxman Prakash to Assistant Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer

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Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) announced today that Laxman Prakash has been promoted to assistant vice president and chief information security officer.

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Laxman Prakash, Assistant Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, The Standard (Photo: Business Wire)

Laxman Prakash, Assistant Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, The Standard (Photo: Business Wire)

Prakash joined The Standard in 2011 as director of Information Security and Business Continuity and focused on strengthening the company’s information security organization. In 2017, Prakash was promoted to second vice president of Information Security. In his new role, he’ll take on additional responsibility for IT risk, identity and access management engineering.

Prior to joining The Standard, Prakash was a senior portfolio manager for Wipro Technologies and a manager for KPMG, LLP, where he provided technical direction and oversaw delivery of security and business continuity services for clients.

“Laxman has steadily advanced our capabilities in information security, business continuity and third-party risk management,” said Greg Chandler, vice president of Information Technology at The Standard.

Prakash received his Bachelor of Engineering in electronics and telecommunications from the University of Madras in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Prakash is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional as well as a Certified Business Continuity Professional.

About The Standard

The Standard is a family of companies dedicated to helping customers achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. In business since 1906, we are a leading provider of financial protection products and services for employers and individuals. Our products include group and individual disability insurance, group life, dental and vision insurance, voluntary (employee-paid) benefits, absence management services, and retirement plans and annuities for employers and individuals. For more information about The Standard, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries: Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Mortgage Investors, LLC, StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., StanCorp Real Estate, LLC, and StanCorp Equities, Inc.