While the title “Chief Information Security Officer” (CISO) is highly sought after, the job is tough. In addition to preventing threats and breaches, CISOs are responsible for communicating risk, aligning with key stakeholders across the organization, and, of course, managing a team of IT professionals. Based on their extensive experience, platform, and personality, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 Most Followed Indian CISOs on Linkedin worth following.

Nilesh Roy – CISO & VP IT Operations, Spocto Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

29,719 Followers on Linkedin

Nilesh Roy works as CISO and Vice President of IT Operations for Spocto Solutions Pvt. Ltd. He is in charge of all aspects of IT Operations, IT Compliance, and Information Security in his role. Roy is also an executive-level IT management expert with over 25 years of progressive experience in information security, technology operations, and delivery management. He had accomplished a great deal in managing large strategic IT initiatives. Nilesh Roy possesses exceptional analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to identify and negotiate business and technology requirements. In a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, he is dedicated to the efficient and accurate management of information systems.

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Manikant R. Singh – VP & CISO, DMI Finance Pvt. Ltd.

29,563 Followers on LinkedIn

Manikant R. Singh is the CISO of DMI Finance. He is responsible for the IT strategy, governance, security infrastructure, network, and control landscape across cloud, digital, mobile, and on-premise platforms. His responsibilities include API security, cybersecurity strategy, business automation, cloud, BCP & DP, high availability, and other safety regulations. He had been recognized with the Next 100 CIO, Innovative CIO, and Infosec Maestro awards, as well as being a strategic advisor to leadership. As the head of information security at DMI Finance, Singh developed policies, standards, and standard operating procedures, as well as identified and addressed risks associated with IT compliance.

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Amit Jaokar – CDO & CISO, NKGSB Bank

28,647 Followers on LinkedIn

Amit Jaokar is associated as a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) and Chief Information Security Officer with NKGSB Co-operative Bank (CISO). He will oversee the bank’s digital transformation and design its information security architecture. Jaokar an experienced IT professional who is enthusiastic about developing business opportunities for the “Connected World.” demonstrated initiative in cloud computing, information security, virtualization, innovation, digitization, and mobility and is committed to delivering significant and immediate value while focusing on finding innovative solutions to genuine “Enterprise” issues.

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Vishal Salvi – Head of Cyber Practice, Infosys

24,611 Followers on LinkedIn

Vishal Salvi Head of the Cyber Security Practice and Chief Information Security Officer. He is in charge of the Infosys Group’s comprehensive information and cyber security strategy and its application. Vishal has over 25 years of expertise in the information technology and cybersecurity fields in a variety of industries. He frequently speaks at important regional and international cybersecurity conferences to share best practices and increase public understanding of cybersecurity. the sector. Vishal has an MBA in Finance in addition to a degree in computer science engineering. Vishal’s credentials include DSCI Certified Privacy Professional and CISM. And has won multiple honors from esteemed organizations like DSCI, CSO Forum, ISACA, and others.

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Ravinder Arora – Global CISO, Infogain

22,007 Followers on Linkedin

Ravinder Arora, Global CISO of Infogain, Head of Information and Cyber Security with 19 years of work experience in Global Cyber Security Program Management, Governance, Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance, IT Security, Cloud Security, Data Privacy, Security Automation, Client Interfacing & Onboarding, Business Continuity, Business Development, and Supplier Management. Insightful excellence in implementing and managing SOC (Security Operations Center) and getting desired results with the usage of different cyber security tools and technologies like DLP (Data Leakage Prevention), SIEM, WAF (Web Application firewalls), Anti-DDOS Identity and Access Management / User Behavior Analytics, Cyber threat intelligence, Vulnerability Management.

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Satish K. Dwibhashi – SVP & CISO, InMobi

19,103 Followers on Linkedin

Satish Dwibhashi Currently serving as Wibmo Inc.’s Senior Vice-President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) with more than 28 years of IT and information security expertise. A prominent market leader in emerging markets for payment security and mobile payments is Wibmo Inc., a Cupertino, California-based business. foothold in India, one of the largest global marketplaces for digital payments. He holds certifications for COBIT 5 Foundation & Implementer, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, CBCI, Lead Auditor & Implementer of ISO 27001, An active Platinum member of ISACA, COBIT 5 Foundation & Implementer, and a fan of mentoring and teaching.

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Ratan Jyoti – CISO, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Ltd.

17,775 Followers on Linkedin

Ratan Jyoti is recognized as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Ltd. Ratan a Tech Influencer, Cybersecurity and Risk & Governance Leader successfully performs as a business enabler and advisor to the board and demonstrated success in devising information security strategy, setting operational standards and governance frameworks, and establishing security architecture for cyber resilience. He is skilled at implementing next-generation cybersecurity technologies as well as using AI, machine learning, data analytics, data lakes, and Blockchain in cyber security to prevent and detect cyber-attacks.

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Vidit Baxi – Co-Founder & CISO, Safe Security

15,751 Followers on Linkedin

Vidit Baxi is associated with Safe Security as a Founder and CISO.  He is in charge of ensuring Safe Security complies with all applicable cybersecurity regulations and overseeing client success throughout Asia and India. Baxi is also responsible for several product tasks which are essential to the advancement of the enterprise and product journey. He was felicitated with Fortune Magazine’s Under 40 (2018 & 2019) award and Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” (2019)

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Atul Khatavkar – CISO, Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd.

15,577 Followers on LinkedIn

Atul Khatavkar associated with Serum Institute of India Pvt Ltd. as a CISO has a solid knowledge of coordinating IT with business goals. Atul a  Cyber security expert,  serves on the OWASP AppSec India Advisory Board and interacts with senior business and IT professionals from all over the world. GRC, IT Strategy, Applications Development, and Cybersecurity are just a few of the business areas that he supervises. During the Intel Security APAC event, he was recognized as “MSP of the Year.”

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Vasudevan Nair – Head IT & CISO, Writer Corporation

15,771 Followers on Linkedin

Vasudevan Iyer associated with Writer Corporation as a CISO is also an IT leader with two decades of multi-industry experience. Advisor to Stakeholders in the areas of Information Security, Risk assessment and mitigation, Business Continuity, and Scalable Resilient IT infrastructure. Techno-Commercial acumen with the right blend of hands-on knowledge of cutting-edge technology and Managerial skills. Core Competencies in architecture, and implementation of data center infrastructure, enterprise systems, networks, and network security systems to facilitate business expansion strategies. Vasudevan has deep technical knowledge in Enterprise Hardware Platforms, Operating System Platforms, Enterprise Software Applications, Data Management & Storage, Networking/Telecommunications Platforms, Internet Platforms, and Virtualisation Platforms.

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Disclaimer: The Blog is based on the research done by an intern using the keywords such as Most followed CISOs in India. Source: Linkedin