CSO100 Award 2018

CSO100 Award 2017

Senthil M Kumar is the Chief Information Security Officer at Rane Group. He has more than 25 years of rich experience in various facets of IT including infrastructure and information security. His previous stints include Ashok Leyland, Rane (Madras) and Rane Holdings. At Rane Group, he has journeyed from being an Assistant Executive to becoming the CISO & DGM, having spearheaded various cybersecurity initiatives. Kumar is instrumental in developing group-wide policies, guidelines, and SOPs, business cases for security initiatives, health checks, and training, including forensic support, through deep knowledge of the Information Security Management System. Key security initiatives Ransomware attacks have targeted business organizations throughout the globe in recent times. As a preemptive step, Rane Group implemented a Prompt 21-point advisory which prevented ransomware throughout the group. An internationally proven Data Loss Prevention (DLP) tool has been implemented successfully which ensures utmost data protection. Five vital measures have been successfully taken to address data loss appropriately. Software Asset Management as per ISO-17990 standards; IT Asset tracking & Management System; ISO-27001 implementation and certification for all plant and office locations of Rane Group are the solutions implemented and the challenges have been handled well.