Profiles in Leadership: Avinash Dharmadhikari,

CISO of Persistent Systems on Building Security Culture in an Organization
Avinash Dharmadhikari, CISO, Persistent Systems

Avinash Dharmadhikari, the CISO of Persistent Systems, a technology services company headquartered in India, has no complaints about managing different functions under security. "I am responsible for managing three different verticals. One of them is the risk and governance, which is anything and everything related to your risk management policy," he says.

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"The second vertical is about audit and compliance. And the third important function is [managing the] security operations center."

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, Dharmadhikari also discusses:

  • The evolution of cybersecurity in his organization;
  • How he built his team from scratch;
  • How to build security culture in one's organization.

Dharmadhikari is a strategic cybersecurity risk management executive who understands sound risk management principles and business requirements. He offers leadership to identify and mitigate risk and implement strategic business solutions that improve performance and transform operations.

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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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