CSO100 Award 2018

Karthik Shankar is a specialist in Information Security Program Management, Technology Risk management and IT audits. He has worked in Operations and Consulting roles across sectors like banking, government, and manufacturing in multiple countries. Prior to his current stint at RRD, Shankar worked at leading organizations such as Bank of America, IBM, EY and Wipro.  Key security initiatives At RRD, Karthik Shankar formed a cross-functional team (Operations, IT, HR, Legal, Sales etc.) in order to comply with Data Protection regulations. It required a programmatic approach to data protection and a defensible compliance program. The cross-functional team was responsible for delivering an action plan based on the data privacy principles. It prioritized tasks based on what is required to protect its customers’ personal data as well as RRD’s business interests. Whilst the company carried out this exercise on a contractual, customer-by-customer basis, the personal data map has now become central to its data privacy initiative.