CSO100 Award 2019

S Sridharan is the CISO at National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX) where he is responsible for Enterprise cyber security strategy, governance, risk management, business continuity planning (BCP) and compliance. Sridharan is GRC professional leader with great skills in designing and implementing information security policy, procedures as well as conducting audits. Sridharan has facilitated ISO certification of 9001 and 27001 for more than 10 plus companies as a consultant. Prior to current role, he also led information security for companies including Mahindra Satyam (erstwhile Satyam Computers), ITC Infotech, and Allsec Technologies. He is also a speaker on cyber security, privacy and BCP related topics at events organized by industry bodies such as Assochem, FICCI and others.


As part of cybersecurity and considering today's threat landscape, NCDEX needs to monitor system logs and scan systems to ensure no inappropriate access ever happens and integrity is maintained. At the organization, a 24x7 monitoring facility was successfully enabled. Security Operations Center (SOC) and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) services were launched after thorough review of the various vendors and their threat intelligence capabilities, etc.