CSO100 Award 2018

Milind Nanal is the Chief Information Security Officer at Volkswagen India. He has more than 23 years of IT experience, with core expertise in information security, governance, risk & compliance (GRC), internal-external audits, monitoring & incident handling, etc. Nanal has worked across various industry verticals, including organizations in the banking, travel, hotel and IT sectors. He holds multiple security-related certifications such as Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH), Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and ISO 27001 Lead Auditor. Key Security Initiatives: At Volkswagen India, there was a critical need to protect sensitive information including information related to research & development, quality results and other confidential data. To enhance its security stance, the company set up a standardized security infrastructure in order to gain better network visibility and control traffic and application access. As the CISO, Milind Nanal performed implementation of redundant appliances threat prevention subscription in order to replace the installed perimeter firewall. A separate firewall was established for internal segmentation and production network. This led to a significant reduction in time for component specific network management like firewall, IPS, packet shaper, etc., leading to subsequent cost benefits to the organization as a whole. By adopting a granular approach to network access, significant amounts of band width was also freed up.