Governance & Risk Management , Incident & Breach Response , Security Operations

ONGC CISO on Securing Critical Infrastructure

A.S. Rao Describes Role of ISOC in Detecting Threats in Real Time

Oil & Natural Gas Corp. is augmenting its Information Security Operations Center to serve its enterprise wide network, SCADA and business systems to enable detection of threats in real time, says A.S. Rao, CISO. "We have gone in for a hybrid model to build required skills to completely operationalize iSoC," he says.

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"To protect such a sensitive domain it is critical to build capacity of resources in the areas of log analysis, incidence response and threat detection, Rao says.

In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent New Delhi Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit, Rao, discusses:

  • The importance of information sharing with operational teams;
  • A proactive approach to tackling threats with new technologies;
  • The need for a crisis management plan.

Rao is an electronics engineer with more than three decades of experience in the fields of geophysical seismic data acquisition and well logging technologies, terrestrial and satellite communication technologies, video surveillance, radar-AIS network based offshore surveillance systems and IT infrastructure and SCADA Systems. After working at the work centers of various regions in the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Assam, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, he recently became CISO of ONGC.

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Geetha Nandikotkur

Geetha Nandikotkur

Managing Editor & Conference Chair, Asia and Middle East, ISMG

Nandikotkur is an award-winning journalist with over 20 years of experience in newspapers, audiovisual media, magazines and research. She has an understanding of technology and business journalism and has moderated several roundtables and conferences, in addition to leading mentoring programs for the IT community. Prior to joining ISMG, Nandikotkur worked for 9.9 Media as a group editor for CIO & Leader, IT Next and CSO Forum.

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