NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited
EVP & CISO
Define yourself as what you are known for?
How does your average day look like?
Thinking, planning, implementing, monitoring and reviewing the infrastructure required and information security enhancement to be done
What does your current role mean to you?
My current role means a great responsibility towards the people who have trusted me with this role.
What helped you to achieve your current Position/Role?
Paranoid about information security implementation and want to keep enhancing or adding necessary security measures
As a Risk Leader what keeps you awake at night?
Paranoid about information security implementation
Your vision for Risk Strategies in future? How are you going to beat Challenges?
Strategy is to change the thinking from traditional/ conventional way to adaptable and agile way for deployment of the security measures. I will beat the challenges by sincere efforts to deploy this strategy in practice.
How do you keep up with the latest Risk/security issues and methods?
Networking with peer information security legends and leaders, reading relevant articles, talking to OEM and solution providers and listening to anyone who has anything to share about their experience in this field.
How do you convince or sell Risk Management to other executives?
By explaining consequences and enabling them to understand and undertake deployment in their own area of work.
Advice for the teams that are doing digital innovation
Build security right from conceptual level. Embed security practice in design stage. Consider giving secured outcome with same importance as business outcome.
Which two organizations outside of your own do you know the most people at and why?
I will prefer to keep this to myself.
What inspires you? What are your aspirations?
Cooperation in my work and acknowledgment of my work by others inspires me. My aspiration is to reach a level of subject authority in information security where I can continue to be of help to others till I have ability to work.
How do you keep yourself stress-free from challenges in your current role?
By giving time to some social life and reading about books / notes which help understand the core meaning of life.
If not in Risk Profession, where would you have been?
I would have been probably in profession which needs traveling for gathering information / photographs of historically important places as well as wonders of nature m.
Something that People Don’t know about you?
It is better that they don’t know what they don’t know about me, because somewhere deep inside I am a bit secretive about what I am.
You are a new addition to the crayon box, What color would you be and why?
Black, because I find that no colour can change it but all colours become shade of black when they mix with black.
Advice to students and young aspirants who want to build their career in Risk Management.
I would like to advise them to be vigil about one mistake that is possible by a very sincere and dedicated risk management professional. Keep your professional life and personal life completed firewalled. Relationship and friendship don’t need to be evaluated applying risk management principles.