Delhi Cybersecurity Summit 2020 , Events , Governance & Risk Management

Handling the Dual Role of a CISO and a DPO

BirlaSoft's Dhawan on Why CISO and DPO Roles are Complementary
Amit Dhawan, CISO and DPO at BirlaSoft

The roles of a data processing officer and CISO are complementary to each other, says Amit Dhawan, CISO and DPO at BirlaSoft.

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“Both CISO’s and DPO’s roles entail protection as well as right access to the right people,” says Dhawan.

In a video interview at Information Security Media Group’s Cybersecurity Summit in New Delhi, Dhawan also discusses:

  • How the roles of CISO and DPO complement each other;
  • Why a CISO’s and a DPO’s role can be handled by one person;
  • How the role of a DPO has evolved.

Dhawan is CISO and DPO at Birlasoft. He has more than 20 years of experience in the IT and information security domain. Before Birlasoft, Dhawan served in leadership roles in eAvighna - his own infosec training and consulting startup - and also at JP Morgan and American Express driving technology controls and leading the infosec practices.

About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Goswami has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats including global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia, where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine and leading Indian newspapers, such as DNA and Times of India.

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