ITC Hotel Fortune Select Global, Gurugram, Haryana

Thursday, May 19, 2022

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Women In Security Survey

IIRIS in collaboration with SECURITY TODAY, is conducting a survey on Women in Security in India (WIS). The survey intends to collect responses that will help understand how female professionals working in the Safety/ Security/ Fire Protection, Risk Mitigation, Cyber & Information Security profession have made a difference to their organisations in recent times.

Your responses are completely confidential. No individuals or organizations will be identified in releasing or communicating the findings without prior written permission.


The aim of the survey is also to identify the current practices and help understand what organizations can do to bring in more inclusivity and skill based changes within their environment.


This is a short survey that is easy to fill and your participation will help us to identify and document the prevalent scenarios across organizations in India.

About Us


Globally women are playing a key role in the advancement of the profession of security in all sectors, verticals and levels of the industry. In order to recognise and honour the accomplishments, values and contributions of women within this vital sector of the economy, SECURITY TODAY & SECURITY UPDATE, in association with the Women in Security & Resilience Alliance (WISECRA) and InfosecGirls announce #TIWIIS2022, the ‘Top Indian Women Influencers In Security’.

This accolade successfully debuted in 2020 and continues this year. It has been developed to help recognise women in security across India who have made significant contributions, advanced the industry and shaped the path for future generations of professionals among other vital contributions.

You'll be recognised for your:


Your contributions are evident in your advocacy and support for other women and marginalized groups across the industry. Through mentoring, coaching, or helping others succeed.


You have continued to pursue your dreams and career goals with utmost dedication by using every opportunity to advance your career or that of others


Demonstrated leadership by taking bold strides to advance within the industry despite roadblocks and challenges.


Your Professional Certifications & Qualifications attained in your area of specialisation.

Our Judges

Rajan Luthra

Chairmans Office- Head- Special Projects Reliance Industries Limited

Rajan Luthra has acquired proficiency in leading impactful technology, innovation, risk management, and public policy initiatives over three decades. He currently leads a core digital platform team and is driving the design and execution of path-breaking Integrated Operations Centres. As a technocrat, he was a key member of entrepreneurial teams in auto-ID, packaged software, and electronic security ventures. He has been among the earliest adopters of transformative fourth industrial revolution technologies including IoT, biometrics, drones, AI, and computer vision and has deep connects with global innovation ecosystems.

Lekshmi Nair

Managing principal, synopsys software integrity group

Lekshmi is a seasoned Cyber Security professional with over 19 years of experience in the field of Security, Risk and Compliance, Privacy, Data Security and Application Security. A passionate leader and a Cyber security evangelist, Lekshmi was the Chair of the Women in Security Excelling- India Chapter consisting of 600+ members. Lekshmi is an ambassador of multiple initiatives for Diversity and Women in Technology within IBM and outside. She is one of the founding members and General Secretary of Women in Cyber Security (WiCyS) India chapter.


Global Cyber Security Practice Co-leader, Head- Risk, Consulting & Partner, KPMG, India

Akhilesh is passionate about developments in the area of information technology and how these can help businesses drive smart processes and effective outcomes. He has advised over 200 clients on matters relating to cyber security, IT strategy, selection of technologies and helped them realize the business benefits of technology. He has played an instrumental role in the industry, and is widely recognised for his strong blend of business and technical skills. Due to his positioning as an independent expert, he has been a member of the jury for a number of awards over the last few years. Akhilesh is a frequent contributor to business and technology publications. He is a notable speaker on cyber security and its implication on enterprise businesses. Akhilesh has also played an active part in developing security and privacy frameworks for the banking industry in India.

Paul Devassy

Regional Vice President- Asis international region 13a

Major Paul Devassy is a Risk and Resiliency professional with 25 + years of experience having wide ranging experience across Hospitality, E-commerce, Chemical & Manufacturing, Banking, ITES & Military. While in the Army he was a gallantry awardee while in Kashmir. Paul has given lectures in Orlando, Macau and numerous other locations in India pertaining to risks. He has published articles in professional journals and has contributed to books published in the US. Paul has held influential positions in Amazon, Henkel, Standard Chartered bank, Fidelity, Corporation Bank & Oyo. He presently is working in WTW as the Program Manager for Australasia, CEEMEA & India. He believes in volunteering and facilitating the growth of the next wave of risk professionals. Paul also represented ACSG in India. Presently Paul is the Regional Vice President for South Asia in ASIS, the world’s largest forum of security professionals.

Bonnie Butlin

Co-Founder & Executive Director Security Partners’ Forum

Bonnie is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Security Partners’ Forum (SPF), the first-of-its-kind agile international network of security professionals, bridging all domains and disciplines of security. Under the SPF banner Bonnie created the Women in Security and Resilience Alliance (WISECRA - which engages a growing network of women in security and resilience associations/groups globally), and the Canadian Cybersecurity Alliance (CCA), which has since become the largest inter-association cyber initiative in history. Bonnie also serves as part of the Expert Network in Cybersecurity with the World Economic Forum.

Aman Singh


With over 30 years of professional work experience, Aman is one of the first women career security professionals from India. Aman sits on the Board of Directors of 1st Academy of Security Science Education & Training (1st ASSET), the Publisher of India’s most widely read, largest circulated and award winning publications- SECURITY TODAY & SECURITY UPDATE. She is a member of the Managing Committee of the Gurgaon Industrial Association and is also an active Member of ASIS International & Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC).

Vandana Verma

Security Relations Leader- APJ Chair- OWASP & InfosecGirls

Vandana is a seasoned security professional with over 14 years of experience ranging from application security to infrastructure and now dealing with DevSecOps. She has been a Keynote speaker / Speaker / Trainer at various public events ranging from Global OWASP AppSec events to BlackHat events to regional events like BSides events in India. She is part of the OWASP Global board of directors. She also works in various communities towards diversity initiatives InfosecGirls, WoSec and null. She has also been listed as one of the top women leaders in this field of technology and cybersecurity in India by Instasafe

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