Zeotap’s Director of Information Security earns CCISO

Guru Patnaik, Director of Information Security at zeotap has earned the CCISO (Certified Chief Information Security Officer) certification after successfully demonstrating his expertise on the following 5 different security domains:

-Governance (Policy, Legal, and Compliance)
-IS Management Controls and Audit Management
-Management of Projects, Technology, and Operations
-Information Security Core Concepts
-Strategic Planning and Finance

The Certified CISO (CCISO) program is one of the most recognized security certification program aimed at producing top-level information security executives. It does not focus solely on technical knowledge but on the application of information security management principles from an executive management point of view. It also equips information security leaders with the most effective toolset to defend organizations from threats such as cyber-attacks.
In his own words – “My experience at zeotap has been phenomenal in practicing and familiarizing with various concepts of Information Security and Privacy, with unconditional support from the leadership and peers. CCISO certification definitely helped me to put perspective in place and help mature the internal posture”
Since its foundation, zeotap has always executed the stringiest organizational and technical measures that follow Privacy by Design and Privacy by Default principles. As a result, the company has been awarded several security and privacy-related certifications such as ISO 27001 enterprise-grade security certification and CSA Star (silver cloud security). In order to support all these certifications, zeotap always had an internal team fully dedicated to privacy and security with one of our founders becoming a CIPT (Certified Information Privacy Technologist). A senior advisor council with industry experts such as Prof. Anne Cavoukian – inventor of the Privacy-By-Design principles and Dr. Dirk Herkstroeter – Chief Privacy Counsel at Vodafone Germany, have also assessed zeotap’s since its foundation.