CSO100 Award 2018

Sandeep Jamdagni is the AGM-IT at Ashiana Housing. He specializes in IT infrastructure development and management, datacenter deployment and management, Migration to Cloud, implementation of information security management system. He also specializes in business intelligence and analytics-driven corporate apps development and deployment. He has previously worked as senior manager IT at GroupMega; mananger IT at Moksha Technology India; assistant manager IT at Globerian India; Field Service Engineer operations at SITA; senior engineer at Network Solutions and junior engineer at NSEiT.  Key security initiatives Ashiana housing has nine branch offices spread across India and various project site offices. The organization wanted data security device and policy to protect corporate application/data servers and corporate network from outside threats. Hence, they introduced a network security device, upgraded its firewalls, implemented end-point security solution and built a policy.  Access ports to critical business applications are now masked and all other default open vulnerable ports blocked . There was also a user access policy framed that allowed only authentication-based authorization and access to users.  The company also started some awareness programs. There were weekly e-mailers sent in regard to information security knowledge and information sharing.  There was also a drive for explaining phishing / malware /virus/ spam mails identification and how users can take steps to keep their information/system secure.