MphasiS Wins SecureSynergy Security Strategist 2005 Award in the IT/ITES Category
4 October 2005, Bangalore
Mitish Chitnavis (right), Associate VP,
Information Security, MphasiS, receiving the award in the IT/ITeS category from Capt. Felix Mohan


MphasiS, a leading provider of IT and BPO solutions, has been selected for the SecureSynergy Security Strategist 2005 award in the IT & ITES category.

Speaking on the occasion, Jerry Rao, Chairman & CEO, MphasiS said, “We are very proud to have received this award. It reinforces the fact that our security processes and systems are world class and constantly evolving to meet a rapidly changing environment. MphasiS is a company that has been putting security and privacy of its clients at the forefront of its strategy. Regular and efficient review and monitoring of systems and continuous upgrades are critical to our business.”

He added, “There are factors, some within a company’s

control and some not, which determine the secure functioning of its services and processes. In the case of unavoidable circumstances like cases of identity theft, MphasiS has demonstrated the ability to quickly adapt and push the envelop on security by implementing superior systems and processes. Based on experience, we have incorporated our learnings into the company’s overall fabric. Going forward, MphasiS will continue to ensure that security remains top priority.”

MphasiS was assessed on parameters that included security policy framework, monitoring and response mechanism, disaster recovery and contingency planning, employee training, role of senior management in the sphere of security initiatives, security certifications received and future security initiatives.

Members of the jury included, Dr. Gulshan Rai, Director, CERT-In, Mr. Prasad Natu, Shared IT Services, ITC Ltd and Capt. Felix Mohan, Director, SecureSynergy.

SecureSynergy Security Strategist Awards were instituted to recognise CIOs/CTOs/CSOs who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the area of information security. The Awards highlight the criticality of Security and the need for Indian enterprises to have a well-defined strategy for information protection and are looked upon as a benchmark for Corporate India to judge the effectiveness of their Security Strategies. The event recently took place at Bangkok, Thailand and was attended by over 400 CIOs and CTOs.