2015 CISO Awards

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2015 CIO of the Year – Prashant P

IT’s goal is to make work simpler and faster for business, and Sterlite Technologies’ CIO, Prasanth Puliakottu made it possible in his organization through standardization, automation, and integration of business processes. Sterlite was plagued with multiple issues such as disconnect between processes, lack of a system to measure cycle time of processes, massive generation of paper documents, and difficulty in searching physical documents. The IT team came up with a single remedy for all these issues, and christened it SmartProcess. The solution mainly provides a mechanism to integrate the company’s ERP, content management system, and other business applications with Google cloud. Its reach extends across different departments of the company and optimizes almost all business processes. The project has optimized the processes of goods receipt, supplier payment, sales order, and customer supply of goods. By eliminating the need for paper documents, the solution has also turned into a green IT initiative. The project also enables better collaboration between different teams.

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2015 CISO of the Year – Ashwin P

Ashvin Parankusha is Director – Information Security at GalaxE Solutions and heads the Security and GRC initiatives for PAN India operations. As a seasoned professional and an accomplished Global GRC Leader, Ashvin has contributed to organizations’ global strategy for Information security and GRC initiatives. With arrival of the new CSO Representative for India Security Operations, who turned the attention to retain and solidify the company’s Global Security Portfolio and Privacy directives to position apt  organizational assurance  to its’ global stakeholders. Has led to identify the right sized solutions with minimal costs and resources that is currently strengthening Organizations Governance and Security Posture.

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2015 C|CISO of the Year – Lopa Mudra B

“Implemented Enterprise Security & Risk Management Program based on COSO, COBIT & ISO 31000 principles & guidelines along with sustenance plan i.e. risk based audit approach to ensure that risks are well managed, that in turn increased the security & privacy posture at enterprise level, thereby landing compliance with PCI DSS, SOC 1 & 2, ISO/IEC 27001, WCA & contractual requirements. It helped us to bring in transparency to manage strategic,operational, technical, legal and contractual risks cutting across the horizon.”

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2015 CISO of the Year – Umesh B

Umesh Bhapkar, CISO at Tata Technologies is a qualified Information Security Professional and has been instrumental in driving information security within his organisation for the past 13 years. He has led ISMS implementation to successfully certify his organisation for BS7799 & ISO27001 standards. Umesh has also led the customer security assessments to successfully meet the stringent security requirements as needed by the company’s global customers. Umesh is a CISSP, Certified Vulnerability Assessor (cVa) and has ISO27001 lead auditor certifications. He is a panelist &participates in Global security conferences & CISO round table discussions. He has been honored with industry awards Infosecurity Maestro and India’s Top 100 CISO in 2014 & 2015.

2015 C|CISO of the Year – Selva K

Selva Kumar, has established the strong Governance with client CISO & their organization that helped work towards my client’s security strategies and finance planning. The client have challenges by enforcing Security policy across organization, roadblock for implementing enterprise security tool (ID & access management, SIEM) and compliance & audit issues across the BU’s. Myself & team had brainstorm on the E-CISO modules & training material then prepared the strategic plan to achieve the client challenges, where we advised to setup the workshop with client CISO, their leadership team, IT Infra & Biz stakeholders then concluded the client’s security strategy plan from their organization goal for 2015. Then the security strategic plan were converted in to strategic projects also prepared the Biz case for buy-in from Client Sr Leadership team from finance aspects.