Board of Advisers

Each of Information Security Media Group’s media sites draws upon the collective counsel of an exclusive board of advisers. These hand-selected groups are refreshed annually by ISMG’s top editors and managers, and the boards represent the sites’ broad constituency: information security practitioners, regulators, researchers, thought-leaders and vendors. Our exclusive board of advisers guide us through rich content and provide insight for ISMG Summits and are sources for stories, presenters at live events and in webinars and other aspects of editorial.

These experts come across as thought leaders in sharing insights on the trending aspects in the security domain and evolving threat landscape, and give a direction on following the best security practices.

Brijesh Singh, Additional Director General of Police, Govt. Of Maharashtra

Brijesh Singh, Additional Director General of Police, Govt. Of Maharashtra

Additional Director General of Police, Govt. Of Maharashtra

Singh is inspector general of police-training, Govt. of Maharashtra. Previously, he was CISO in Maharashtra. He is the former IG of the Criminal Investigation Department. He is also designated inspector general of police - Women Atrocity Prevention and Cybercrime, a special authority created by the Maharashtra government to tackle cyberthreats.

Prof.Triveni Singh, SP, Cyber Crime, Uttar Pradesh Police

Prof.Triveni Singh, SP, Cyber Crime, Uttar Pradesh Police

SP, Cyber Crime, Uttar Pradesh Police

Singh is currently posted as additional superintendent, special task force, UP Police, and is in charge of investigating cybercrimes in the state of Uttar Pradesh. His special areas of expertise are cybercrime and financial fraud. He has had wide exposure in dealing with cases related to anti-corruption, vigilance, economic offences, money laundering and cybercrimes.

Venkatesh Subramaniam

Venkatesh Subramaniam

Global CISO & Privacy Head, Olam International, Singapore

Subramaniam is the global CISO of Olam International where he is responsible for all aspects of the security program. He has more than 27 years of experience in information security and management, and has worked in critical sectors including finance and telecom, and in Fortune 50 companies globally. He is also the global head of privacy and is responsible for ICS/OT Security for over 80 factories globally.

Rudra Murthy

Rudra Murthy

CISO, Digital India, Ministry of Home Affairs

Murthy is an IT and security evangelist with diversified leadership experience in strategizing, architecting and executing IT and information security services. Currently he is CISO for Ministry of Home Affairs under Digital India program. Formerly, he has held positions like CISO for India's prestigious program UIDAI, senior principal consultant, program manager and advisor for very large scale programs across the globe. He has proven leadership skills in management of large teams, complex programs, and customer portfolio across government, telecom, IT and BSFI industry segments.

S.V. Sunder Krishnan

S.V. Sunder Krishnan

Chief Risk Officer, Reliance Nippon Life Insurance

Krishnan is chief risk officer at Reliance Nippon Life Insurance Company, one of India’s leading life insurance companies. Reliance Nippon Life is a joint venture between Reliance Capital Limited and Nippon Life, Japan. Previously, he has worked at companies like DSP Merrill Lynch, ING Vysya, Credit Lyonnais, Standard Chartered, Bank International Indonesia, Ernst & Young and Deloitte.

Adv. Prashant Mali

Adv. Prashant Mali

President, Cyber Law Consulting (Advocates & Attorneys)

Mali, a leading expert in Indian cyber law, is the president and founder of Mumbai-based Cyber Law Consulting. He has more than 20 years of experience. Mali is a frequent speaker at industry events, in the media and in government circles. He is the chairman of the Cyber Law & Security Committee of the Indian National Bar Association. Mali is a visiting faculty member at various law colleges and institutions in India. He is also the author of six books in the domain.

Dr. Siva Sivasubramanian

Dr. Siva Sivasubramanian

Global CISO, Bharti Airtel Ltd

Sivasubramanian is an IT professional of senior management experience gained by working for organizations around the world. He is currently the global head of security for Bharti Airtel. Siva is a transformation champion, and in his earlier stint at SingTel Optus as CISO, he successfully transformed a back office security function into a strategic business enabler and a channel for enhancing customer experience. As a keen researcher on innovation, he enjoys driving innovation in the domains he works through mind set changes and building of new knowledge.

Dinesh Bareja

Dinesh Bareja

Principal Advisor, Pyramid Cyber Security & Forensics, Dubai & India

Bareja has been a practicing Information Security and Management professional for the past decade. He is a security and infrastructure specialist with experience in the government and enterprise domain for security audit, architecture, strategy, policy definition, planning, and optimization. He has been engaged with Jharkhand State Police - Cyber Defense Research Centre as cyber surveillance advisor and with other organizations like Bombay Stock Exchange as Technical Member - IGRC; Founder of Indian Honeynet Project; Mentor and Advisor with Ground Zero Security Conference and Cyber Peace Foundation. He is a regular speaker at cybersecurity events and has delivered lectures on security, governance, policies, and infrastructure issues at various security conferences including iSafe Dubai and to closed security groups in government. Dinesh is a member of ISACA, India-InfoSec Group, DSCI, National Anti-Hacking Group, ACFE, PRIMA, OWASP, NULL, Information Sharing & Research Association (ISRA), ClubHack, Cyber Peace Foundation and others.

Felix Mohan

Felix Mohan

Chief Executive Officer, Cybersecurity Academy

In 2013 Mohan founded CISO Academy, an all-encompassing cybersecurity company focused on skill development and capacity building, consulting and advisory as well as cybersecurity awareness. Prior to this, he was the Senior VP and Global CISO at Bharti Airtel responsible for managing information risk, business continuity and compliance across 22 countries in Africa, India and South Asia, and Bharti Group companies. Prior to Airtel, he was Director of Indian Navy's IT and CEO of SecureSynergy, a managed security services company. Mohan is on the board of advisors of various companies, initiatives and associations, including: member of the National Task Force on information security set up by the Prime Minister's Office under the auspices of the National Security Council to define India's Cybersecurity Roadmap, Co-Chair of the Industry Working Group of the Indo-US Cyber Security Forum and DOT Working Group on Telecom Security, Chair of the CII National Committee on Data Security, Member of the Sub-Committees of the Government-Industry Joint Working Group for PPP and Cybersecurity Policy, and Advisory Board of IBM, Blue Coat, Cybersecurity Education and Research Centre (CERC @ IIIT-Delhi) and RSA Security for Business Innovation Council. He is also a regular speaker on Cybersecurity and info-warfare at national and international conferences, prestigious national institutions and media-led conferences and conclaves.

Dr. N. Rajendran

Dr. N. Rajendran

CTO, National Payments Council of India

Having over 22 years of technology experience, mostly into payment system, Rajendran has managed key portfolios mainly into- designing, implementing and operations at some of the biggest financial networks in the country- Indian Financial Network(INFINET), NFS and NPCINET, which include ATMs, POS, payment gateway, payment switch, network security, network & system administration, infrastructure development, information security management, and consulting experience with large banks. Rajendran is the Chief Technology Officer in NPCI. In this role, he is responsible for the entire technology payments systems- including payment application's operations, projects, infrastructure architecture, data centre management, it security and implementing key strategic initiatives. Rajendran has been responsible for perfecting NPCI's system, processes and controls that essentially require quality standardization to support the goal of the company that is- 'Touching every Indian by 2020.'

Vaidyanathan R Iyer

Vaidyanathan R Iyer

Business Unit Executive, IBM Security - India/South Asia

Iyer is the Business Unit Executive for IBM Security - India/South Asia. A top Management professional with 24 years of experience in Information Security Consulting, Sales, Marketing , Technical and Training expertise. He is a CISA CISM COBIT 5 (F) certified and PRINCE2 Practitioner.

Ashutosh Jain

Ashutosh Jain

CISO, Axis Bank

Ashutosh Jain currently serves as CISO with Axis Bank. He provides strategic direction and delivers cyber security, information risk and security governance at Axis Bank, including eight international branches. His earlier career has spanned across: Barclays Bank, where he headed multiple roles for technology risk, information risk for India and emerging markets, a cluster of 14 countries across Asia and Africa; Nomura India, where he headed the technology governance, global IT security operations, global IT security engineering and Asia technology risk teams for the global investment bank, based out of India; AXA Business Services, where he managed enterprise risk as CISO; Bank of America, where he established the technology audit function for South Asia, and was responsible for bank audits in the South Asia and Far East Region; PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was responsible for operations and systems risk management services for various engagements in business process controls, application reviews and IS security.

K. K. Mookhey

K. K. Mookhey

Founder & CEO, NII Consulting

Mookhey is the principal consultant and founder at Network Intelligence as well as the founder of The Institute of Information Security. He is a distinguished expert in the field of IT governance, information risk management, forensic fraud investigations, compliance and business continuity, internationally. He has more than a decade of experience in the field, and some of his clients include the Indian Navy, the United Nations, Abu Dhabi & Dubai Stock Exchanges, State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Saudi Telecom, Capgemini, BNP Paribas and the Mumbai Crime Branch, among others.

Dr. Pavan Duggal (Conference Co-Chair), Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Dr. Pavan Duggal (Conference Co-Chair), Advocate, Supreme Court of India

(Conference Co-Chair), Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Duggal is an advocate at the Supreme Court of India. He is also the founder and conference director of the International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime, and Cybersecurity, and the president of Cyberlaws.net. He has held several leadership roles in the fields of cybersecurity law and mobile law.

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