CoinDCX appoints former Flipkart exec Sridhar Govardhan as CISO

CoinDCX, India's leading and most valued crypto company, has appointed Sridhar Govardhan as the Chief Information Security Officer to further strengthen its cyber security capabilities. Sridhar brings with him over two decades of rich experience and was most recently the VP and Head of Information Security at Flipkart. In his new role at CoinDCX, Sridhar will be instrumental in developing, expanding, and maintaining CoinDCX's superior security technologies, which will give its customers a seamless and secure trading experience.

He will lead CoinDCX's information security policies and governance procedures as well as drive an all-encompassing programme for data protection that will support development, research, and administrative information systems and technology. He will serve as the Information Security Liaisons' leader and head the Information Security Advisory Committee, promoting information security throughout the ecosystem. He will also help build an effective Cyber Security Framework (NIST) for the organisation.

In his previous stints at Flipkart, Wipro and Infosys, Sridhar has been instrumental in leading organisational efforts in creating self-defensible networks that align with information security governance. He has been responsible for identifying and addressing potential risks and threats and alleviating them through business solutions. He brings his immense knowledge from the IT business to the future of the internet, establishing more confidence and trust within the larger crypto and web3 space.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Neeraj Khandelwal, Co-founder, CoinDCX, said, “We are delighted to welcome Sridhar on board. Today's CISO’s role has evolved from IT security to one of greater strategic importance, aligning security with business strategy. This shift comes at an opportune time as we are building, and this demands greater transparency and security. Sridhar will lead our efforts in designing and maintaining an efficient corporate information security framework and build a multi-tiered security architecture at par with global standards. He will reinforce our position as India's safest crypto exchange, encouraging a security-first mindset across the industry.”

Speaking on this, Sridhar Govardhan, Chief Information Security Officer, CoinDCX, said “I am thrilled to be a part of this dynamic sector and strengthen CoinDCX's security posture to contribute to the industry's growing information security landscape, especially as crypto paves the way for the future of the internet. I am looking forward to partnering with the business units, and mobilising my expertise to further enhance customer trust for the company and industry. By developing and implementing the best-in-class safety solutions, aimed at giving CoinDCX the first-mover advantage, we will be enhancing the security credentials of the entire ecosystem.”

Sridhar has completed his M.Tech. from BITS and pursued the Growth Harbinger Program from Harvard Business School. He also holds certifications such as CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) and CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker), amongst others. Sridhar has multiple patents to his credit, centered around cognitive security through AI.

CoinDCX is continually working to improve its safety features, recognizing the urgent need for stronger cyber security capabilities in the market. The company is growing its talent pool and hiring across all areas as it creates innovative products and services for users.



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