CSO100 Award 2017

Sameer Babu is the head of information risk management of Firstsource Solutions. With over 16 years of experience in the industry, he is responsible for the overall information security, compliance cyber security practices and certification at the company. He is an expert in information security, risk management and cybersecurity subject, and has a wealth of experience in several aspects including information risk management governance, operational risk management principles, and system security architecture. Babu is also highly proficient in risk and performance indicators, technology risk awareness education, risk management training curriculum, and system security research. Not only is he the principle executive ‘point of contact’ for the company accountable for ensuring that appropriate business strategies are in place, but he also holds the distinction of managing and mentoring cross-functional teams across assignments. Additionally, Babu's business acumen in developing and sourcing strategies, encompassing vendor identification and development to strengthen the commercial operations is well documented through his career.