Star-Disney India has appointed Tirthankar Dutta as Vice President & chief information security officer (CISO). He joined the company in January and will be based in Mumbai.
Tirthankar Dutta has More than 14 years’ experience as an Information Technology (IT) professional with strong expertise in IT management, IT Security management, and IT enterprise architecture. He has demonstrated expertise in establishing and implementing large information security programs. He has also designed and implemented fraud detection solution (Patent Pending) which protected thousands of clients from phishing attacks. He has performed evaluations and selections of IT security tools and successfully implemented IT security systems to protect availability, integrity, and confidentiality of critical business information and information systems. Prior to Star and Disney India, he was with Infoedge India as SVP & Head of Information Security.
At Star and Disney India, he will be responsible for the strategic leadership of the Disney information security program. He will provide guidance and counsel to the CTO/CFO and key members of the Business leadership team, working closely with senior administration, business leaders, and the developer community in defining objectives for information security, while building relationships and goodwill.
He will also be responsible for managing the company-wide information security governance processes, chair the Information Security Advisory Committee and lead Information Security Liaisons in the establishment of an information security program and project priorities.
Dutta will also lead information security planning processes to establish an inclusive and comprehensive information security program for the entire company in support of development, research, and administrative information systems and technology.
He will work with Internal Audit, Finance controller, Legal and outside consultants as appropriate on required security assessments and audits. He will work with company leadership and relevant responsible compliance department leadership to build cohesive security and compliance programs for the company to effectively address state and Country statutory and regulatory requirements.
He will also develop a strategy for dealing with an increasing number of audits, compliance checks, and external assessment processes for internal/external auditors, PCI, ISO27001, and IT Act 2000.