CSO100 Award 2019

Navaneethan M is Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) & Head of IT at PayU, Naspers Group. His skills and expertise include Cyber security/Business continuity, Data Privacy/ GDPR, Cloud security, Threat Management, Risk Management and SOC. Previous to his current role at PayU, he also managed security initiatives for Deloitte and Capgemini.


PayU Payments over all focused on cybersecurity enforcement on people, process, technology and governance. It conducted Red teaming exercise to make awareness and reflect real control enforcement across board. The company also conducted Hackathon to measure the skills of our internal team vs external teams. PayU Payments set biweekly governance across all the leadership to ensure business and cybersecurity function-syncing. Cultural revamping was done to ensure everyone focuses on cybersecurity. The organization enforces DevSecOps and Secure SDLC to enforce security from planning to deployment. The IT has been upgraded to the state of the art environment to enable business and ensure merchant and customer data is always secured..