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Somak Shome

Director - Cyber Security practice, PwC India.

Somak Shome is a Director with the Cyber Security practice of PwC India.

For the last 5 years, Somak has been a Vice President and CISO of the Kanoria Foundation in India, which has major interests in financial services (Srei), power (India Power Corporation), hospitality (Shristi), healthcare (Suasth), IT services (Vara United), etc.

Somak is a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Telecommunications), batch of 2000. He has 17 years of experience in the domain of information and information technology risk, security, governance and compliance.

His competencioes include:

  • Information security strategy
  • Information risk management
  • IT infrastructure security assessment
  • Information Security Management System
  • Managed security services
  • Vulnerability assessment
  • Security architecture
  • Security governance
  • Disaster recovery

Somak has been recognized as one of Top 100 CISOs and IT Security community contributors of India (awarded by CISO Platform) for 5 years in a row – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, as well as winner of INFOSEC MAESTROS AWARDS 2015, 2016 – TOP 50 MOST PROMISING CISOs.