CSO100 Award 2019

Makesh Chandramohan has over 17 years of experience in the information security industry. He is experienced in driving initiatives across information security risk management, business continuity and disaster, recovery planning and operational risk. He has worked in various verticals such as BFSI, IT- enabled service, telecom and manufacturing.As a Group CISO of Aditya Birla Capital, Chandramohan is accountable for cyber security posture and part of various management committees (CXOs and Board level).


Managing vast and distributed networks of endpoints is a complex and monumental task that is essential to the long-term health of cyber security state. Endpoint user misconduct, whether inadvertent or malicious, or overlooked technical errors can cause significant and costly damage to corporate network. Aditya Birla Capital was lacking visibility and technical capability needed to protect systems in real-time basis from advanced cyber-attacks. The organization identified and implemented and agentless endpoint manager solution. This gave the organization fully automated control and management capabilities for multiple networks (different group companies- LOB's) from a single console at the Network Operations Center (NOC). It allowed to centrally monitor and manage the optimization and security of all endpoints and servers. IT and security managers can now continuously monitor and validate (in near real-time) the network's operational status with no client-side software installed at user workstations.