Joint Secretary, State CISO, Government of West Bengal
"Sanjay Kumar Das https://linkedin.com/in/sanjaykumardas/ Positions held 1. Joint Secretary Dept. of IT & Electronics | Govt. of West Bengal | https://itewb.gov.in 2. State Information & Security Officer | West Bengal 3. Director West Bengal Computer Emergency Response Team | https://wbcsirt.nltr.org 4. Member Secretary Cyber Security Centre of Excellence | Govt. of West Bengal | https://cscoe.itewb.gov.in Mr. Sanjay Kumar Das is a socio-development administrator from 1996 batch of West Bengal Civil Service (Executive) cadre, who had earlier served as an Intelligence Officer with IB, MHA, Govt of India for 4 years while remaining in charge of various high value government installations among other assignments in the North-East. Administrative journey In his journey, he has held different administrative positions in General, Revenue, Executive & Election Administration in West Bengal. He had served as Block Development Officer, Sub-Divisional Magistrate and Additional District Magistrate. Managed “The Asiatic Society, Kolkata” as Administrative Officer. As Administrative Officer in West Bengal State Archives initiated large-scale digitisation of archives. Served as Joint Director of State Disaster Management wherein undertook process re-engineering of State Relief Supply Chain management with Deloitte and UNICEF, upgraded warehouses and created online inventory and organised scores of Disaster Response Mock Drills across the State – reducing thereby 'Incident Response Time. Supported IIT-Kharagpur, NIT-Durgapur and Govt Engineering College, Kalyani to test-launch 'Information Drop Box' to support First Incident Responders. Education An Alma Mater of Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Narendrapur; Mr Das has a Master’s in law, specialising in Constitutional Law from Kakatiya University; another Master’s in Business Administration from ICFAI University; Bachelor of Science with Honours in Physics from Calcutta University along with Post Graduation Diploma in Rural Development; Cyber Law; Intellectual Property Rights and Training & Development from various institutions of repute. Recently he successfully completed the Cybersecurity Governance Certification Programme while in 2020 he topped the first National Cyber Security Scholar Programme, both organised by the ISAC, MDI Gurgaon and NCIIPC, Govt of India. He has also been trained as a Cyber Security Strategist by DSCI and CrowdStrike. He is a Certified Lead Implementer Professional in ISO 27701 and GDPR by BSI. Projects worked on In November 2017, he helped the State Government to set up the Cyber Security Centre of Excellence (CS-CoE) which he leads as the Member-Secretary. In June 2020, he spearheaded launch of KarmoBhumi (https://karmobhumi.nltr.org) – the IT/ITeS Skill Registry portal for West Bengal while in July 2020, he assisted in launching the Self-Scan Mobile Application (https://selfscan.nltr.org) – a data neutral, server-disconnected mobile application. In December 2020, he assisted the State Government to roll out West Bengal State Broadband Policy, in August 2021, West Bengal State Data Centre Policy and roll out the single window Right of Way platform ANUMATI (https://anumati.itewb.gov.in). In April 2019, he conceptualised and launched Cyber Assurance Programme - an effort to ensure security to Public ICT Infrastructure in the State of Bengal. As Administrator of Society for Natural Language Technology Research (https://nltr.itewb.gov.in), digitised Charyapad, oldest Bengali literature. Earlier in Coochbehar district, he led the Chitmahal exchange initiative with Bangladesh besides co-creating and rolling out BIMA BHAROSA in August 2015 with United India Insurance Company. It was a comprehensive hybrid general insurance policy for women micro-entrepreneurs of thousands of Self-Help Groups. In 2012, as Nodal Officer for West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board under Higher Education Department, he process-re-engineered the Board functions and instituted the first Online Counselling and Examination Process in the State which was later adjudged the best in the country in 2013. Honours & Awards He led the State Govt to win the coveted 18th CSI SIG eGovernance Awards 2020, an award of recognition for Karmobhumi Portal; Indian Express Digital Technology Sabha Awards 2021 for Enterprise Security for Cyber Assurance Programme besides leading the Cyber Security CoE to win the coveted DSCI Excellence Award 2020 and 2021 in Raising Security Awareness category while becoming the Runners-up in Capacity Building category in 2020. Besides winning numerous other awards, he was also chosen for the Elite CIO Excellence Award 2020 as the ICON OF THE YEAR for INNOVATIVE PROJECT. Publications: • Capacity Building - Answer to Threats and Vulnerabilities in Cyber Domain, his dissertation paper for National Cyber Security Scholar Programme, 2020 which was adjudged as the best. • DWICHARITKATHA, a collection of Bengali poetry in 2010. Social Work: He founded UDDYOM (https://uddyom.org), an NGO in 2012 with his batch-mates from school which works in the areas of Education, Upskilling and Sustainable Poverty Alleviation. "