Jawed Ahmed of Sterlite Technologies Wins the coveted Top 100 CISO 2011 Awards
Jawed Ahmed has been selected as one of the top 100 CISO of the year 2011 in India. CISO stands for ‘Chief Information Security Officer”. Its a vindication of the excellent work done by IT team at Sterlite Technologies. The achievement is commendable in the sense that there are very few large manufacturing organisations in India which have such an organised and structured IT Security Program. Sterlite Technologies has achieved this without the use of any directory/security tools like Active Directory or LDAP(May 2011). The policy is implemented and maintained painstakingly by going to the individual desktops across multiple locations.
The awards have been instituted by InfoSecurity Magazine. Jawed Ahmed has been selected out of 3000 Information Security professionals across the country. The jury included eminent persons from Industry as well as Academia.
The particular security project which has been appreciated and recognised is regarding the central control of high-end firewalls through use of scripts without the use of ready-made solutions. This facilitates application of uniform security policy across multiple locations at the same time.
Sterlite Technologies has been at the forefront of IT Security innovation for a long time now. The IT security framework that is implemented at Sterlite Technologies is based on ISO 27K1 and is stringently enforced.
The TOP 100 CISO awards for Sterlite Technologies is an unique achievement because unlike other winners who are either into banking or IT services Sterlite Technologies is a manufacturing organisation.
Jawed Ahmed was awarded the TOP 100 CISO 2011 at a function at Hotel Hyatt Regency on 12th May 2011.
Official website of the CISO Awards: http://cisoawards.com