Burgess Cooper

CTSO - Vodafone India

Burgess Cooper

Speaker Bio

Burgess Cooper is the CTSO for Vodafone India heading Technology Security & Compliance across 23 circles in India.

He has ensured his company's information security posture is significantly improved by following a multi-domain, multi-level, defense in depth approach and it gets regularly benchmarked by several internal and external auditing agencies including getting certified for the prestigious PCI DSS, ISO 27001security, BS10012 certifications.

He was earlier responsible for IT Security for HSBC India and also for offshoring security from HSBC Group entities to the development center in Pune.

He has achieved excellence in his field & is the winner of the following National & International awards:

  • DSCI Nasscom "Telecom Security Leader of the Year";"Privacy Leader of the Year"; "Best Privacy implementation" award
  • Prestigious CISO 100 award for three consecutive 2011/ 2012/2013
  • Innovator of the year 2013 / Security Innovator of the Year 2012
  • CIO Grand Master 2012 /2013 Awards
  • Indian Express Security Strategist Award

He is also a regular speaker & jury member at the following forums:

  • Asscoham ; CII; Bombay Chambers of Commerce & Industry
  • E-crime India / CSO / CTO / CIO Forum / Express Computers
  • Teaching Cyber security in schools and to retired armed forces personnel assisting them in getting jobs in the industry

Whenever he is not implementing Infosec controls, he is ardently involved in adventure sports; be it SCUBA Diving, Kayaking, or Biking in the Himalayan mountains.

He holds the World Limca Record for Motor biking across 4 of the world's highest pass (at heights > 18,000 feet) in the Indo China / Pakistan border and also a Black Belt (SHODAN) in Karate do martial arts.

Burgess holds the following professional qualifications:

  • MBA - Information Technology - Jamnalal Bajaj College of Management
  • CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor I CISM - IT Security Manager
  • CGEIT- Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT
  • BE - Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunications

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