RAJEEV PRAKASH VERMA
CSO100 Award 2019
CSO100 Award 2018
As Deputy General Manager - Information Security at SRF, Rajeev Prakash Verma works on strategies across the business on complex, large scale initiatives. Prior to SRF, Verma was Group Lead at Ameriprise Financial Services, and was also a GRC consultant at Wipro consulting. He has comprehensive experience in building high performance teams, insourcing vendor operations, auditing IT general controls, business transitions, risk assessments, and designing security architecture for international clients from multiple sectors such as BFSI, telecom and IT services.
KEY SECURITY INITIATIVES
With 12 manufacturing plants in India and three overseas, SRF exports chemicals, packaging films and textiles to 75 countries across the globe. Give the span and scale of the organization, SRF relies heavily on mobility solutions and therefore deployed a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution with geofencing. Rajeev Prakash Verma, the man spearheading the cyber defence campaign at SRF shared that to tackle the security challenges stemming from employees' mobile devices, the company implemented a geofencing mobile device protection solution. Geofencing is basically a location-based service in which an app or a software uses GPS, RFID, Wi-Fi or cellular data to trigger a pre-programmed action when a mobile device or RFID tag enters or exits a virtual boundary. Now this boundary, set up around a geographical location, is known as a geofence. In addition to geofencing, the company implemented OT security and adopted best security practices like digitally-signed information and moving of information through a protected and secure channel.