Winners

Following are the winners in different categories in the Corporate segment. Congratulations to the winners !!

Category 1: DSCI Excellence Award for Security in Organization

Security in Bank : Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd

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Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. has invested significantly in building the competence of its security team and has created a successful model for driving security initiatives. The bank has made use of automation to remove human dependency, has undertaken technology integration for maintaining compliance and has focused on secure mobile banking for its customers.

Quote by Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd :
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (KMBL) places great emphasis on Information Security. The prestigious DSCI award is a testimony of the high security standards practiced by the bank. DSCI follows a rigorous evaluation process conducted by experts in the field. This award is recognition of the trust our customers place on us. The award is also a morale booster for the Information Security team as we continue to focus and enhance the security posture of the Bank.

Security in Telecom : Bharti Airtel Ltd.

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Bharti Airtel Ltd. has a distinguished security strategy with well-defined short term, medium term and long term goals. The company has created an encouraging environment for its security staff, provided focus on compliance demonstration through use of tools and has shown excellence in BCP-DR management that is linked with business goals.

Quote by Bharti Airtel Ltd :
Given that Airtel is India’s largest telecom service provider, information security is paramount and central to whatever we do. We therefore continuously strive to maintain an exceptional level across our security services –  be it people, platform or processes and constantly innovate with an aim to offer product differentiators that safeguard all customer needs. On behalf of the entire team at Airtel who are the driving force for this commendable feat, we thank DSCI for this recognition as the Security Organization of the Year in the Telecom category.

Security in e-Governance : UIDAI

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UIDAI has a complex environment with an unparalleled number of sensitive data records to be protected, multiple partners and agencies. The organization has very comprehensive third party controls such as inclusion of security and privacy specific clauses in contracts and mandatory periodic self assessments. The organization has implemented a strong governance framework and has taken a holistic approach to identify and address security concerns including principles, policies, technology and architectural aspects.

Quote by UIDAI :
The DSCI Excellence Award has put us on a firm pedestal when it comes to thought leadership in information security. From an e-Governance standpoint, for a project as unique and expansive as UIDAI, the award confirms our credentials as a tireless innovator leading path-breaking solutions in the information security governance lifecycle. It also aptly highlighted the trials and tribulations, the blood, sweat and toil that went in making this project of massive scale a success, the streak of technocratic entrepreneurship leveraging the best of public-private partnership. We are grateful to DSCI for that!

Security in e-Commerce : Make My Trip India Pvt. Ltd.

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Make My Trip India Pvt. Ltd. has taken very innovative steps towards creating awareness on security issues within the organization and has leveraged technology to ensure security is embedded in applications and portals. The security team also comprises of highly skillful professionals.

Quote by Make My Trip India Pvt. Ltd :
We are delighted to be recognized for our efforts towards securing the data and privacy of our customers. Being among India’s pioneering eCommerce companies and the largest OTA, MakeMyTrip has been privileged to serve millions of customers. Our focus on website and information security drove our initial efforts to evangelize eCommerce in India. Customer information is our most critical information asset. We have invested heavily in strengthening our overall security posture and tremendously value the recognition of our efforts through this Award. MakeMyTrip has also led innovation in the domain of security in e-commerce and we look forward to partnering with like-minded folks to contribute to industry-leading enhancements.  

Security in IT Services – Large : Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.

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Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. has aligned security function to its business verticals. It has setup an R&D division to develop in-house solutions that address its security challenges, which are then launched in the market. It has formulated and implemented a strong framework for designing secure software and contributes regularly to OWASP and SANS threat list. It also has a dedicated team for delivering secure applications for mobile platform.

Quote by Tata Consultancy Services Ltd :
We are humbled by this recognition. TCS is committed to ensuring security of its services offered to its customers across all markets and industries. We have been working closely with DSCI in adopting some of the Industry best practices. It is encouraging to see DSCI’s effort in changing the perception of India from a security and data privacy viewpoint.

Security in IT Services – SME : Broadridge Financial Solutions

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Broadridge Financial Solutions has invested significantly in security, has achieved security certifications for its critical applications and has taken initiatives to ensure security is embedded in the design of applications.

Quote by Broadridge:
We are pleased to receive the DSCI Excellence award for second consecutive year in IT SME category. This award demonstrates our security practices and controls put in place to protect data. We thank DSCI for recognising our efforts in maintaining high standard security posture in our organization.

Security in BPM - Large : WNS Global Service (P) Ltd.

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WNS Global Service (P) Ltd. has earmarked dedicated budget on security enhancement. It has taken significant initiatives in protecting sensitive customer data, has developed in house forensics capabilities, uses GRC tools to enhance compliance reporting and has excelled in developing security of external organizations.

Quote by WNS Global Service (P) Ltd.:
We are proud to receive the DSCI Excellence award for Security in BPM and look up to this achievement as a testimonial of our robust and mature information security controls and practices in our organisation

Security in BPM (SME) : VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.

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VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd. has setup a robust governance framework and has hired a pool of legal experts across the globe to monitor compliance andit provides anti-fraud services to its clients.

Quote by VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd. :
VFS Global has implemented an enterprise security framework that helps achieve compliance with vast array of client requirements on data security & privacy and at the same time comply with different data protection regulations across the globe where VFS Global has its operations. Information security is an integral part of all operational processes involved thereby acting as an enabler of business.

Security in Energy Sector Organization : Reliance Industries Ltd.

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Reliance Industries Ltd. has focused on security of SCADA networks through use of innovative solutions and has implemented defense in depth approach. Reliance Industries Ltd. has constituted a highly skilled security incident response team, uses GRC tool to monitor compliance and uses fuzzy vulnerability assessment tools to identify unknown vulnerabilities.

Quote by Reliance Industries Limited :
Cyber security has been very important to us and we make sure that this is considered as part of the design stage of every project that we undertake. Last year as part of our overall business transformation activities we have fortified our cyber security controls and made it global standard and completely aligned to the business. Information Risk Management is now embedded into the business and controls are thus completely business driven. At this point in time this prestigious DSCI ward will certainly increase our momentum and help us sustain the excellence. Being the first winner of this award in the energy sector- we will certainly rise to the expectation and make sure that we contribute to make this cyber space a better place to live in.

Category 2: DSCI Excellence Award for Privacy in Organization

Privacy in Outsourcing Sector : Infosys Limited

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Infosys Limited has implemented a comprehensive privacy framework and has dedicated staff working on privacy.. Infosys Limited has established a robust governance structure, and has leveraged technology to create visibility over personal information it deals with and to monitor compliance with laws across the world.

Quote by Infosys Limited :
With the diverse industry verticals & clientele, global workforce & operations and being subjected to data protection regulations from across the world, protection of personal information of clients, employees, and other stakeholders has always been a key focus area for Infosys. Towards this we were one of the first among our peers in the industry, to have created a separate business enabling function on data privacy dedicated to institutionalize the processes and practices on privacy. Winning the DCSI Excellence Award in ‘Data Privacy in Outsourcing Sector’ category, reinforces our belief that Data Privacy for us is not merely a matter of compliance but a business differentiator. We thank DSCI for the award and we are sure it will go a long way in enhancing our credibility and strengthening our clients’ confidence on our data protection capabilities in the engagements we undertake.  

Privacy in Domestic Sector : Vodafone India Ltd.

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Vodafone India Ltd has not only adopted a robust privacy framework, but has also got its practices certified against standards such as BS10012 and DSCI Privacy Framework. Vodafone India Ltd has involved an independent firm to monitor its privacy program internally and across vendors. Vodafone India Ltd conducts formal Privacy impact assessments, has skilled staff to handle the privacy program and has ensured adequate privacy awareness within the organization, and amongst its customers.

Quote by Vodafone India Ltd.:
We are thrilled to receive this recognition for the efforts in implementing safeguards to protect our critical assets and customer information. As an organization we constantly strive to inculcate a security and privacy by design culture. It’s fantastic to be awarded such an honour by  DSCI/ Nasscom

Category 3: DSCI Excellence Award to Information Security Product Company

Emerging Information Security Product Company : Data Resolve Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

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Data Resolve Technologies Pvt. Ltd. is a strong emerging player in the area of Cyber security and Cyber Intelligence. It provides an all-in-1 suite for helping businesses secure their data and provides security analytics. In a short span of time, the company has been able to establish its operations in multiple countries and has focused on training of the channel partners for customer service.

Quote by Data Resolve Technologies Pvt. Ltd.:
DSCI excellence award is going to get Data Resolve more visibility in the govt. sector being an indegenised technology and help us to collaborate with DSCI on data privacy initiatives using our product.

Category 4: DSCI Excellence Award to Security Product of the Year

Security Product of the Year: REL-ID product from Uniken

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REL-ID has battled-out stiff competition in the market against products of established players. Its recent clientele lists and their testimonies are a case in point. The product is a digital security platform that enables rapid provisioning and secure delivery of enterprise digital services on untrusted devices and networks.

Quote by Uniken:
This award validates the path breaking nature of REL-ID technology. REL-ID is increasingly being accepted by enterprises as a solution to combat the ever increasing cyber threats. We are delighted to receive this honor from DSCI which has undertaken this phenomenal initiative to recognize the Indian product innovations.

Category 5: Industry Leader

Privacy Leader of the year : Mr. Burgess Cooper

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Mr. Burgess Cooper, Vodafone India Ltd.
Mr. Burgess Cooper has set an example in the Indian industry on privacy compliance and has positioned privacy as a brand differentiator. Mr. Burgess Cooper has led the organization to be one of the first to adopt DSCI privacy framework and has successfully maintained certification to BS10012 standard.


Quote by Mr. Burgess Cooper :
Greatly honored to be receive this coveted Privacy leader of the Year award. I would like to offer my sincere gratitude to DSCI for this recognition. It is a privilege to get such an award from DSCI which is the focal body on data protection in India. The implementation DSCI privacy framework and DCPLA trainings played a vital role in improving the overall security and privacy posture

Security Leader of the year

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Mr. Baljinder Singh, EXL
Mr. Baljinder Singh has taken major initiatives during last year to enhance the reputation of his organization in the industry and amongst its clients. Some of his initiatives include Information lifecycle management, certification on Business process solutions code of conduct and setup of governance forums and cross functional teams to drive security within the organization.

Quote by Mr. Baljinder Singh :
I am honored to receive this accreditation from NASSCOM-DSCI. This upholds the maturity of security & privacy capabilities, thought leadership and tenacity at EXL Service to safeguard our client’s and our information assets. We will continually innovate and further our charter on transnational industry framework & cyber initiatives in partnership with NASSCOM-DSCI.
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Mr. Bharat Panchal, National Payment Corporation of India
Mr. Bharat has taken several initiatives for his organization such as deployment of technology for stronger security posture, PCI DSS recertification, implementation of ISO22301. The organization has achieved 3 certifications under his leadership.

Quote by Mr. Bharat Panchal :
The award is mark of confidence we have created among the entire financial ecosystem for this country. This also shows about commitment to provide safe and secure payment system to the nation.
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Mr. Burgess Cooper, Vodafone India Ltd.
Mr. Burgess has set an example in the Indian industry on privacy compliance and has positioned privacy as a brand differentiator. Mr. Burgess Cooper has led the organization to be one of the first to adopt DSCI privacy framework and has successfully maintained certification to BS10012 standard.

Quote by Mr. Burgess Cooper :
Greatly honored to be receive this coveted “Security Leader of the Year” award. I would like to offer my sincere gratitude to DSCI for this recognition. It is a privilege to get such an award from DSCI which is the focal body on data protection in India. The implementation DSCI privacy framework and DCPLA trainings played a vital role in improving the overall security and privacy posture.
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Mr. Madhu Kesavaramanujam, Polaris
Mr. Madhu has taken initiatives which have helped the organization to reduce the cost of security while ensuring the objectives are met. He has helped in developing in house security capabilities, has helped in developing a mature security organization and has gone beyond the regular duties to create awareness amongst the kids of the employees of the organization

Quote by Mr. Madhu Kesavaramanujam :
It is an honor to be recognized by DSCI and am happy to receive this “DSCI Excellence Award for Security Leader”. DSCI helps us challenge the status quo and strive for better every year. This is  a recognition for Polaris Information Security framework
On this occasion, I would like to thank all the Seniors in Polaris who stood by me through all the good and trying times; who encouraged me to innovate and experiment. I would also like to thank my wonderful team members who supported me in aligning information security with business objectives and for contributing to the business effectively.

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