Security Strategist 2004
India's best security strategists
Indian CTOs have demonstrated maturity and speed in adopting
new security technologies and practices. SecureSynergy Security Strategist Awards
recognizes best security initiatives and the brains behind them
Over the years, the traditional definition of network security has undergone
a paradigm shift. In the internet era where security boundaries have blurred
and data flows across the information value chain, security can no longer be
However, simply having a security framework doesn't ensure the security of
an organization's information assets. No single product or service can comprehensively
address the possible security threats to enterprise IT. Security is more of
a process and mindset than a product.
Leading the organization through the veritable maze of information
security is no mean task. Those entrusted with enterprise-wide security face
the challenge of directing technology, policies, processes, and people towards
a common goal.
The position calls for proficiency in more than just technology.
It requires the foresight to predict the future and the agility to fix it. And
what without strategic planning and policy making and above all ensuring participation
from all levels of the organization.
A Security Strategist in short is the one that takes a holistic
view about security and ensures that every employee in the organization from
business leaders to users is aware of their role in the entire process.
The SecureSynergy Security Strategist Awards have been instituted
with the key objective to recognize the relentless efforts made by information
security professionals (CTOs/CIOs or their equivalents) to secure their networks
and information residing on those networks.
The Awards aim to highlight the criticality of security and
the need for Indian enterprises to have a well-defined strategy for information
A Jury consisting of industry experts and eminent people
from the academia choose winners based on exhaustive interviews, some even running
into two hours, where nominees are grilled to prove their claims about their
information security initiatives.
SecureSynergy Security Strategist 2004 Awards will be given
in four categoriesBanking & Financial; General Industry; IT, ITeS
and Telecom; and Small and Medium Enterprises.
the awards 2004
Only in its second year, SecureSynergy Security Strategist
Awards have become the most coveted in the industry as they have emerged as
a benchmark to judge the effectiveness of security strategies of Indian organizations.
Little wonder that this year there's been a marked increased
in the participation. Compared to last year's 80 applications, this year's awards
received over 140 applications from India's leading companies.
Following are the jury members for SecureSynergy
Security Strategist 2004.
- S B Patankar, Director-IS, The Stock Exchange
- Prof. G Sivakumar, Head, Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Powai
- Capt. Felix Mohan, CEO, Secure Synergy
- Mani Mulki, Head-IT, Godrej Industries
The Awards will be presented on October 29, 2004 in Colombo,
Sri Lanka coinciding with Technology Senate 2004.