CSO100 Award 2019

R Sai Krishna Mohan is the deputy general manager-IT Infrastructure and Information Security at L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Ltd. He is the proud winner of CSO100 2019 Awards. He is honored for his exemplary work in the IT Infrastructure and Cybersecurity domain.


The Enterprise -IT infra team at L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) led by Sai Krishna Mohan ensured the security of datacenter protection, application protection, perimeter and gateway level network protection. The company also took adequate measures in web and email security, cloud and end point protection as per ISMS 27001 standards, conduct black-box-testing for websites and in-house applications along with vulnerability assessment and penetration-testing (VAPT) periodically by CERT certified parties - as part of ISMS Process , this also includes designing innovative awareness on information and security through multiple channels, i.e. Screen savers , posters, broadcast and emails A dedicated NOC & SOC teams was built to continuously monitor security alerts by using real-time analysis tool, SIEM. Also, the information exchange between the Enterprise IT networks and the Railway networks was through multiple firewalls and unidirectional path. The company gained many benefits from these deployments which includes easy restoration of data during emergency, data security for employees and organization, security of public from terrorist attacks.