CSO 100 Award Winners Profile

Suraj Tiwari
Chief Information Security Officer, VFS Global

Suraj Tiwari is a key member of the technology leadership team at the VFS Global Services. With an experience in the industry spanning over a decade, Tiwari collaborates with client CISOs, regulators and auditors to recommend appropriate security investments, security analytic to ensure information system security.

He has been instrumental in driving the implementation of risk management programs at VFS and also applied ISO 27001 standards to ensure the integrity, confidentiality and information availability to client governments.

His skill of ensuring compliance requirements is well known. Tiwari has implemented IT governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) tools; eliminated overlapping of regulations, redundant audit programs and manual processes which saved recurring cost of 15 million to the company. Under his watchful eyes, he reported risk and compliance dashboards to senior management, identified fake websites, led the remediation using UDRP.

Tiwari has set a lot of standards and arranged programs in the company for the benefit of the users and teams. He has set parameters for vendor evaluation, vendor rating calculation, necessary actions for underperformance and managed 12 onshore and offshore professionals. He has developed and implemented “Global Security Awareness” program for 1000 users and articulated cross-geographical Cultural Team Integration.