Mr. Mathan Babu Kasilingam

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Mr. Mathan Babu Kasilingam

Mathan is the Chief Information Security Officer of NPCI who has over 18+ years of experience in the field of Information and Cyber Security.

Mathan joins from HDFC Bank where he was the Head of Cyber Security Solutions and Operations for about 3 years. He was instrumental in building a robust Cyber Security defense and response mechanism for the bank. The role focuses on the Security Technologies & Solution Management as an IT practice in the IT Group.

Mathan has held various positions in the field of Information and Cyber Security across multiple leading firms including the below.

As Head of Information Security Business – BT India (P) Ltd., where Mathan was employed prior to joining HDFC Bank Limited, he was responsible for the growth and development of BT India’s Security Business including Security, Information Risk & Compliance for multiple Large Multinational Banks. He had the responsibility for architecting and delivering best in class Security Solutions not just for these banks but also for other leading enterprises and conglomerates in India. Prior to BT, Mathan has spent 6+ years with Symantec and held various roles in Symantec including being the Regional Manager – Solution Engineering for South India and Sr. Principal Solution Architect, wherein he was the Principal Security Advisor to multiple large enterprises belonging to ITES / Banking verticals.

Mathan has worked for other major Security Players in India including Mcafee, Apara Enterprise Solutions (P) Ltd, Wipro Infotech and HCL Infosystems Ltd holding various profiles in Security & Data Availability Domains. 

Mathan’s core technology expertise is in Security Domain. He has been instrumental over the past 16+ years in delivering Security Architecture, Exhibiting Compliance and conducting Security Audits for multiple leading organization’s in India, Singapore, Malaysia and Middle East.

Mathan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and has achieved his CISSP in the year 2006. He loves playing Badminton as is a District Level runner up in it. He enjoys listening to Music & does gardening in his free time.