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Mohan Chathuranga shines as PwC Employee of the Year

Mohan Chathuranga honoured as the PwC Employee of the Year by the Executive Directors of PwC.
Mohan Chathuranga honoured as the PwC Employee of the Year by the Executive Directors of PwC.

Mohan Chathuranga, Alumni President from SLIIT, was honoured as ‘Employee of the Year’ at the recent Price Water house Coopers (PwC) CEO Awards.

Chathuranga has held many additional leadership roles while at SLIIT including President of the Student Interactive Society.

As Manager IT, Cyber Security Advisory Division for PwC, Sri Lanka, Chathuranga was recognised for showcasing outstanding leadership and performancein many areas including thought leadership, service innovation and product development, as well as supporting business growth and service to society.

Chathuranga manages a team of 15+ security consultants overseeing various cyber security projects and also leads ISO implementation for leading banks in Sri Lanka, Oil and Gas, and FMCG Clients.

His areas of expertise include conducting information systems audits, information security auditing, ISO 27001 implementations, application security, vulnerability assessments, business continuity management implementation, conducting IT risk assessments, business impact analysis, selecting recovery strategies and reviewingbusiness continuity and disaster recovery plans for various clients.

Additionally, Chathuranga is certified as an information security manager, with extensive experience in telecommunications and financial services sectors related to governance and cyber security strategy. He also possesses a proven track record with building cyber security service lines and creating secure environment and business opportunities.

Most notably, he was the first to work with US counterparts from PwC for the launch of a gamification solution in Sri Lanka, helping to raise awareness of cyber security for the Chief Experience Officer of the organisation.

Having understood the need to highlight the strategic intent of cyber security and help leaders ascertain the ideal balance in-between projects, infrastructure and talent, and real-time simulation of cyber threats and adversaries, Chathuranga devised a ground-breaking innovation.

The resulting product Game of Threats™is a digital game that simulates the speed and complexity of a cyber-breach in our daily world. This assists executives take vital steps to protect their organisations more stringently. His gaming environment created a highly realistic experience, whereby the company and the attacker, are required to make fast, high-impact decisions with minimal information.

Sharing insights on the local Cyber Security Channel, Chathuranga has contributed towards creating an immense impact oncyber security awareness for all Sri Lankans. His talk gained wide traction via LinkedIn and Facebook, and for the first time, this industry was broken down into detail, revealing plenty of unknown mysteries, as well as clearing doubts.



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