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K Manikandan
CSO Jun 26th 2017

K Manikandan of The Ramco Cements is a senior manager-IT and with his vast experience in the industry leads the team in the areas of IT security, SQL administration, ERP administration, web development and cloud integration.  

He is also responsible for analyzing and assessing potential security risks, developing plans to deal with security incidents by putting measures in place such as firewalls and encryption, monitor and audit systems for abnormal activity and executing corrective actions. He conducts employee security awareness training, chooses and purchases security products from vendors, enforces adherence to security practices. Additionally, he researches, develops, implements, tests, and reviews an organization's information security in order to protect information and prevent unauthorized access.

Manikandan’s core competencies led him to design and implement the database, define users and enable data distribution to the right user, in an appropriate format. He performs tests and evaluations regularly to ensure data security, privacy, and integrity. In his role as Senior Manager-IT, he monitors database performance, implements changes and applies new patches and versions when required.