CSO India Advisory Board

Burgess Cooper Partner Information; Cyber Security ERNST & YOUNG

Burgess Cooper

Partner, Information & Cyber Security Ernst & Young

Burgess Cooper is a Partner in the Advisory Services team with a focus on information and cybersecurity in EY India. He has over 18 years of industry experience and over a decade of hands on experience as a CISO responsible for information security, privacy and compliance across the telecom and BFSI sectors.

His core competencies encompass information security strategy, policy and governance, security architecture, risk management, data privacy, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing and application security, third party due diligence reviews, IT security audits, security incident management, information security awareness and security benchmarking. He has previously worked as SVP and CISO with Vodafone India and AVP Information Security with HSBC.

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Jamuna Swamy

Strategic Information Security Consultant

With over 20 years of experience in various nationalized and private banks in India, Jamuna Swamy is an industry veteran in the sphere of information security. She has had a long running association with the ISACA Chennai Chapter and is currently the Director – Special Interest Group (SIG).

With experience in software development for banking applications, systems analysis, information systems audit, information security implementation, she has been revolutionary in setting up the security division in the banking Industry.

She has also played the key role of Chief Information Security Officer at Hexaware Technologies and served as the Head of Cyber Security Resilience Practice at the company. Currently, she operates as an independent strategic information security consultant and also actively shares her experience and insights on the current security issues and trends in the industry.


Mathan Babu Kasilingam


Mathan Babu Kasilingam is the Chief Information Security Officer at the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI). With over 16 years of experience, Mathan has spearheaded various roles in sphere of information security.Prior to joining NPCI, Mathan was with HDFC Bank as the Head of Cyber Security Solutions and Operations for about 3 years. He was instrumental in building a robust cybersecurity defense and response mechanism for the bank. The role focuses on security technologies and solution management as an IT practice in the IT Group.

Mathan has held various positions in the field of information and cybersecurity across multiple leading firms including BT Global Services, Symantec, McAfee, Apara, Wipro Infotech and HCL Infosystems.  He achieved his CISSP in the year 2006.

Mithilesh Singh

Mithilesh Singh

Senior Director (Head–Technology Audit) IDFC BANK

Mithilesh Singh is an information security and risk management leader with two decades of global experience in BFSI, payments, telecommunication, technology, government, and outsourcing industries. He has delivered multiple assignments on cybersecurity, payment technologies, IT security and risk management, etc. In his current role as Head - Technology Audit at IDFC Bank, he is responsible for Technology Audit Assurance and Governance Framework.   

He is also associated with Atal Tinkering Lab [NITI Aayog - Govt. Of India] as a Mentor of Change for developing cyber security skills for Indian schools. He has been a very active member of professional bodies and is a regular speaker at various industry forums and conferences. He has been awarded Top100 CIO and Top100 CISO by various forums. Mithilesh has advised the Govt. of India on Data Privacy, Cyber Security Resiliency, and Private Cloud policy framework.


Niranjan Bal

GM IT Compliances CISO and Project Management, Hindalco Industries

Niranjan has over 20 years of rich experience across IT and business functions as an end to end business IT enabler a strategic contributor, CIO/CTO, and as a project management office technology and business visionary. He has executive and hands-on experience in automating multi-billion dollar global enterprises through strategic enterprise management and IT lead business transformation and business excellence.  

Niranjan Bal has successfully executed numerous award winning IT process and technology transitions, information security compliances, IT planning and budgeting, and strategic projects across industries in manufacturing, greenfield smelter and power projects, technology for EPC contracting, infrastructure, retail, automotive and BFSI domain. 

He currently spearheads-PMO, information security, business analytics, software compliance, strategic initiatives in assistance with the CIO at Hindalco Industries.  

Pavan Duggal

Pavan Duggal

Cyber Law Expert

Pavan Duggal is the President of Cyberlaws.Net, and has been working in the pioneering area of Cyber Law, Cyber Security Law & Mobile Law. He is also the President of Cyberlaw Asia, an organization committed to the cause of dynamic cyber laws in the Asian continent.

Pavan Duggal, is the Founder & Chairman of International Commission on Cyber Security Law.

A practicing Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Pavan Duggal has made an immense impact with an international reputation as an Expert and Authority on Cyber Law, Cyber Security Law and E-commerce law. He has done pioneering work in the field of Convergence Law, and has been closely associated with several international bodies where he has brought to light the need to address the issue of cyber terrorism.

He has also collaborated with the Government of India on cyber law and the shared insights into the legal issues of e-governance. He heads the niche law firm Pavan Duggal Associates.

Pavan is a regular on the lecture circuit. He has spoken at over 1500 Conferences, Seminars and Workshops and in select Law Colleges. As a Writer, he has made his mark with 84 Books on various aspects of the law.  


Dr Rudra Murthy KG

CISO, Amazon Pay India

Rudra Murthy is a Chevening Fellow, global advisor, international keynote speaker, and an IT and security evangelist. He has over a decade of global leadership experience in strategizing, architecting and executing information technology and cybersecurity services.

He has been instrumental in developing the Indian Cyber Security and Cybercrime prevention community. Currently, he is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Amazon Pay India. He has also held the position of CISO for Digital India and UIDAI (AADHAAR) programs. Murthy was responsible and instrumental for developing, budgeting, implementing and operating the National Emergency Response System (NERS-112), Cyber Crime Prevention for Women and Children (CCPWC), Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre(I4C) programs.

He has played an instrumental role in achieving the “best e-Governance project” in the country for the year 2013 and 2014, recognized by NASSCAM-DSCI for UIDAI.  


Sameer Ratolikar


With over two decades of experience in IT and information security, Sameer is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at the HDFC Bank, India. He is a firm believer of the role of CISO as a risk manager, and believes the success of info security lies in integration of ‘People, Processes and Technology’ facilitated by information security strategies, governance and a robust security architecture.

He regularly participates in various international conferences on cybersecurity, privacy and cyber-crime and has also written a book titled ‘Information Security-Demystified’ for bank's users and employees.

In his previous roles, he spearheaded security for Axis Bank as its CISO,  and has also worked as the CTO and CISO at Bank of India.  


Sivarama Krishnan

Partner - Cybersecurity, PWC

Sivarama Krishnan is Partner with PwC India and leads the Cyber Security Practice, with over 190 information security resources reporting into him. He has over 18 years of experience in various roles for the company. He has worked extensively in the financial services, E-governance, IT security and telecom domains.

Siva has led PwC’s Be-Trusted initiative on PKI for India. He has advised a number of Indian, MNC and Government clients on security and governance strategy, policy formation, product selections, security architecture and information life cycle management. Siva is a known authority in the cyber security domain in India speaking and publishing frequently on a number of security issues at various prestigious national and international forums.

Siva has also advised the Govt. of India  on the Information Technology Act 2000.  

Uday Deshpande

Uday Deshpande

CISO, Larsen & Toubro Group of companies

Uday Deshpande is a dynamic leader with 20+ years of experience leading global information security programs, enterprise risk management and compliance projects. He is adept at information security strategy, has designed and implemented security architecture and secured information assets through innovative technologies.

He has extensively worked in risk profiling, internet and intranet vulnerability assessment, network security architecture designing and deployment, application security review and consulting. His passions include trekking, playing badminton, and travelling to less known places.

Prior to joining L&T Group, he was the CISO at Tata Motors, and has held various leadership positions at Wipro, Carrier, Citibank, among others.

Venkat Paruchuri

Venkat Paruchuri

Executive Director and Head of Information Security, Standard Chartered Bank

Venkat Paruchuri is currently the Executive Director and Head of Information Security for Standard Chartered Bank and in his role has remit for architecting, engineering and management of a portfolio of appropriate security technology, services and processes for the global operations of the Bank.

He has over 22 years’ experience in Information Technology and Cyber Security spanning technology, financial services, discrete manufacturing and defense verticals with extensive experience in managing and delivering large transformation programs, delivery of technology services for corporate functions including HR, Finance and Risk, and product management at several Fortune 500 organizations.

He has an impressive list of certifications in Cyber (CISSP, CISM), Cloud (CCSP) and Program management (PMP) along with many technical certifications specific to products and tools. Being a global citizen, he has spent quite a considerable time working worldwide, which allows him to appreciate and incorporate diversity in his work and leadership style.