The growing trend of “Digital India” means the internet has been accessible to millions of Indians, empowering us to get more knowledge. Not only has this been a brilliant opportunity to grow, but it has also given a rise to the number of online scams and frauds. We have numerous women throughout the country trying to create a digitally safe space, and here are the most recognized women in cybersecurity.

1. Babitha B P

She is associated as a CISO with Catholic Syrian Bank, And has a 21+ years of vast experience in IT and Information Security with CISA,DISA and ISO 27001:2013 with Lead Auditor certification. Working in Banking and Finance sector with vast knowledge in security product implementation she has implemented nearly 28 products within 3 years) and defined and implemented Information Security policies and involved in fine tuning of the same adhering to regulatory compliance.

2. Celine George

Celine George is the Cyber Security Manager at Cognizant and an ethical cyber hacker. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including a national award in Cyber Security as one of the “Top 20 Women Influencers in India”. She specialises in vulnerability assessment, cryptography, penetration testing, SAST, DAST, secure code review and vulnerability management.

3. Dr. Lopa Mudraa Basuu 

The Executive Director of Cyber Risk & Information Security, Sysinnova, has shown her expertise in a lot of security disciplines, like Privacy Program Management, Security Operations, Enterprise Security & Risk Governance Portfolio Management, Strategic Alignment of Technology with Business & Regulatory requirements, Cyber Defence Program Management, and Third Party Risk Management. She has been honoured with the Academic Excellence Award and TOP 100 CISO AWARD  2012, 2014, 2015, and 2018.

4. Karishma Mookhey 

Karishma Mookhey is the Director of Network Intelligence India Pvt. Ltd. She is also a Founder Partner at the Institute of Information Security. She built the team from a one-man operation to 450 employees. She provides hands-on training, seminars, and workshops in information security in India.

5. Meetali Sharma

Meetali Sharma is Head-Risk & Information Security at SDG Corporation. She has worked on multiple information security assignments which cover consulting and solution-driven approaches, including information security incident management and information security risk management.

6. Nirali Bhatia 

Nirali Bhatia, Founder of CyberBAAP and a Cyber Psychologist, has been assisting in cybercrime investigations and providing therapy and counselling for cybercrime victims. An expert in her field, she uses psychology to understand the behaviour of people online in order to create awareness about cyber crimes and ways to combat them.

7. Sahima Datta

She is the Country Security Manager at Shell India Private Markets Ltd. With over 20 years of experience with the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), she provides composite security solutions for ports, airports, public sector units, and other sensitive installations. In addition to that, she was the United Nations Civilian Police Officer In Kosovo where she looked after media liaison.

8. Satyavathi Divadari

She has spent over 24 years in  IT and cybersecurity. She has led a team in Wells Fargo as Vice President – Information Security Risk Management, Cognizant, Director of Cybersecurity, Capgemini as Enterprise Security Architect, and Head of Risk Assurance. She is currently the Head of Enterprise Security Architecture at Micro Focus as well as CyberRes Cloud CTO at the same organization.

9. Sailaja Vadlamudi

She is SAP Labs India‘s first Application Security Lead, Sr. Director Chief Expert of Security & Data Privacy. She has founded WiCSP – a non-Profit org that raises cyber awareness for Kids, Young Girls & Women to educate them in pursuing career opportunities in Cybersecurity. She has sensitised & trained more than 90k citizens.

10. Shivani Arni

She is associated with TransUnion CIBIL Limited as a CISO. An accomplished Cybersecurity Leader who has an Extensive experience in guiding interactions with auditors/auditee and regulators ensuring issues are addressed in a timely and accurate manner.
An Excellent relationship Builder, her strengths lies in collaborating with people from diverse professional backgrounds, cultures to effectively manage information security initiatives.

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