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Niranjan Ganesan

Senior IT and Cloud Security Manager @ Plivo Inc.


More than 17+ years of experience with solid expertise in Cloud Security, IT infrastructure management, CyberSecurity Management, Security Governance, Audit & Compliance, and Enterprise architecture. Regulation & Compliance Experience with PCI-DSS, HIPAA, SOC 2, Data Privacy Framework, GDPR, CPRA, ISO 27001, Advanced Cloud Security Auditing (CSA STAR).Have Demonstrated expertise in establishing and implementing large information security programs.


  • ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

  • ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

  • ISACA Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

  • ISACA Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)

  • ISACA Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE)

  • Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)

  • Privacy Engineering Certification

  • Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)

  • Certificate of Competence in Zero Trust (CCZT)

  • CompTIA Security+

  • CompTIA PenTest+

  • CompTIA Network Vulnerability Assessment Professional

  • AWS Certified Security - Specialty

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

  • Certified ATT&CK Cyber Threat Intelligence

  • Certified ATT&CK Security Operations Center Assessments

  • ISO 27001:2013 Lead Auditor - Information Security Management System

  • ISO 27001:2022 Lead Auditor - Information Security Management System

  • Certified Agile Leadership for Teams (CAL-T)

  • Certified Agile Leadership for Orgs (CAL-O)

  • Certified Agile Leadership Essentials (CAL-E)

  • Certified GCHQ - Cyber Incident Planning & Response (CIPR)

  • Certified Advanced Cloud Security Auditing (CSA Star)

  • Certified ITIL V4 Foundation - IT Service Management

  • VMware Certified Associate - Data Center Virtualization

  • Redis Security

  • Scrum Master (Scrum Alliance)

  • Cyber Supply Chain Management

Work experience

Company NameTitleDuration
Plivo Inc.Senior IT & Cloud Security ManagerApril 2021
Fiserv Inc.Senior Manager Information SecurityOct 2019 - April 2021
Reward360 Global Services Private LimitedAVP SecurityJul 2018 - Oct 2019
Skilworth Technologies Private LimitedIT HeadFeb 2016 - Jul 2018
RedBlackTree Technologies Private LimitedSenior Data Centre EngineerOct 2010 - Nov 2015
Alfie Software Private LimitedService EngineerMay 2009 - Aug 2010
RMP Infotech Private LimitedSystems AdministratorDec 2005 - Apr 2009

Core Competencies

Strategic Leadership & Executive Management

  • Visionary Leadership: Demonstrated ability in steering organizational security strategy, aligning security initiatives with business goals, and fostering a culture of security awareness.

  • Executive Stakeholder Engagement: Expertise in engaging with C-suite and board members, translating complex security challenges into business terms, and driving enterprise-wide security governance.

  • Global Security Program Leadership: Proven track record in the development, implementation, and management of global security programs that balance risk, business realities, and operational impact.

Advanced Security Expertise & Technologies

  • Cloud Security Mastery: Advanced proficiency in cloud infrastructure and security, including AWS Certified Security - Specialty, and deep knowledge of cloud-native security tools (AWS CloudHSM, AWS KMS, AWS Security Hub, etc.).

  • Comprehensive Cybersecurity Architectures: Expertise in designing and implementing robust security architectures, including Zero Trust models, MITRE ATT&CK framework applications, and advanced WAF configurations.

  • Critical Infrastructure Protection: Advanced knowledge in safeguarding critical infrastructures, ensuring business continuity, and implementing effective disaster recovery plans.

Governance, Risk, & Compliance (GRC)

  • Strategic Compliance Oversight: Extensive experience in overseeing compliance with major standards and regulations (ISO/IEC 27000 series, PCI DSS, SOC2, HIPAA, GDPR, etc.), emphasizing a strategic approach to compliance management and governance.

  • Enterprise Risk Management: Proficient in leading enterprise risk management efforts, conducting sophisticated data risk assessments, and aligning risk strategies with organizational objectives.

Innovation & Operational Excellence

  • Security Transformation Initiatives: Leadership in security transformation projects, driving innovation while ensuring seamless integration with existing systems and business processes.

  • Operational Security Excellence: Deep understanding of operational security best practices, including incident management, vulnerability management, and security operations center (SOC) optimization.

Management & Strategy

  • Cross-functional Team Leadership

  • Project Management

  • Internal & Third-Party Audit

  • IT Strategy

  • Enterprise Risk Management

  • Resource Management

  • Vendor Management

Organizational Development & Culture

  • Security Culture Champion: Leadership in promoting security awareness and education across the organization, embedding security-mindedness into corporate culture.

  • Cross-functional Team Leadership: Demonstrated success in leading cross-functional teams, fostering collaboration, and nurturing talent within the security domain.

Technical Proficiencies & Tools

  • Advanced Technical Skills: Comprehensive knowledge of security practices & technologies, container security, virtualization technologies, application security, and secure development practices.

  • Security Tools & Solutions Expertise: Hands-on experience with a wide array of security tools (OSSEC, Alien Vault USM, Crowdstrike, etc.) and proficiency in managing security infrastructures.