Training & Security Leadership , Video

Your Workforce Is Your Biggest Return on Investment

MatchMove Senior IT Director Discusses His 'Do More With Less' Journey
Samrat Bhatt, senior director of information security and IT, MatchMove

Return on investment is imperative for budget allocation and expenditure for the security vertical of any organization, and it is often a difficult discussion in every boardroom. For Samrat Bhatt, senior director of information security and IT at MatchMove Pay Pte. Ltd., identifying the challenge and working it slowly is key to maximizing company returns.

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Bhatt, who was recognized with a Dynamic CISO Excellence Award for Return on Investment, achieved all goals set for ROIs by initiating a skills gap analysis, upskilling cybersecurity and IT resources, consolidating tools and services, and drafting new processes and updating old ones. But the defining pillar in technology is always people, he said.

"We did a skill gap analysis in our firm. Basing our evaluation on an average InfoSec or IT personnel, we decided to eradicate these dependencies," Bhatt said. "We trained the IT personnel with the InfoSec knowledge and the InfoSec people with IT so that they know the tools in use." This reduces dependencies to a large extent, he added.

Through training resources across departments, Bhatt strove to achieve multiskilled resources in his company - yielding rich dividends.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at ISMG's Dynamic CISO Excellence Awards and Conference, Bhat discusses:

  • His definition of ROI;
  • The growth path for IT resources in information security;
  • How satisfied employees help grow ROI.

Bhatt, who has more than a decade of experience in information security, leads security for MatchMove, where he is entrusted with implementing world-class cybersecurity policies and measures. He is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring the company's strategic, comprehensive enterprise information security governance program.

About the Author

Mihir Bagwe

Mihir Bagwe

Principal Correspondent, Global News Desk, ISMG

Bagwe previously worked at CISO magazine, reporting the latest cybersecurity news and trends and interviewing cybersecurity subject matter experts.

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