CSO100 Award 2019

CSO100 Award 2017

With over 23 years of experience across IT value chain, Sharad Sadadekar has worked across fast paced industries like BFSI and ITeS. Prior to his tenure with HDFC Life, he has been associated with CMS Computers, Blue Bell Computers LLC, Tangerine Informatique and Fujitsu ICIM. Sadadekar has been performing various leadership roles in IT service management, IT infrastructure management, information security and cybersecurity. He is currently Senior VIce President at HDFC Life.


To stay relevant in the fast pace digital era and drive business growth, HDFC Life implemented more sophisticated platform for deep visibility and detection HDFC Life rolled out a next-gen SOC monitoring with Elastic Search Logstash Kibana (ELK) Platform, to ingest data and provide analytics based actionable insights in real time. Post incident response solution, CIRCA, based on open source Google Rapid Response (GGR), is used for incident response in conjunction with EDR. Another solution successfully implemented with highest level of compliance was the DMARC service to identify unauthorized emails being sent to customers using HDFC Life domain. The objective is to identify and block delivery of fraudulent emails. Cloud based security solutions were implemented by HDFC Life to have deep viability on unauthorised transactions, incident investigation, threat detection, vulnerability management, application profiling, compliance assurance and security.