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Sriram Tarikere, CCISO, CISSP

Sriram Tarikere, CCISO, CISSP

Senior Director - Global Cybersecurity | vCISO | Board Advisor | Security Leader | Author | Red Teaming | Threat Hunting | Breach Response

New York, New York

Two decades of Information Security experience
● Recognized leader in the Cybersecurity and Incident Response space.
● Over a decade of Cybersecurity consulting experience with top Fortune 50 & several other clients.
● CCISO, CISSP, PCI-DSS QSA, SANS-Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), SANS-Web application penetration tester (GWAPT), ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and Oracle/Sun Certified Java Professional(SCJP).

Sriram Tarikere is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Global Cyber Risk Services in New York. He focuses on leading multi-disciplinary teams to provide cyber risk, cloud and blockchain security advisory, application and network security, incident response and forensic investigation services to clients globally.

Mr. Tarikere has more than 15 years of experience in executing cybersecurity and privacy risk assessments, ranging from very detailed ISO 27001/NIST, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, and Risk Quantification, to technical cloud and blockchain secure design and architecture reviews, application and network security, red teaming, threat hunting and social engineering exercises. He leads breach response engagements and acts as a trusted security adviser to organizations, C-suite and board members.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Tarikere served as the Associate Director of Security and Privacy at Protiviti Inc, where he was responsible for leading projects at several major financial institutions and other prominent companies within the media, entertainment, retail, healthcare, energy, manufacturing, and construction sectors. He also managed the Penetration Testing and DFIR (Digital Forensics & Incident Response) labs for Protiviti’s New York office.

Mr. Tarikere is actively involved in several industry organizations like OWASP, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), ISC2 and FAIR Institute. He is also on the cybersecurity advisory board at Rutgers University.

Mr. Tarikere earned a master's degree in computer sciences/cybersecurity from New York University. He holds the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) certificate from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a CISSP, PCIP, GWAPT, GCIH, and ISO 27001 Lead Auditor.

Specialties: Technical Security Assessments, Cloud Security, Blockchain Security, Incident Response, Policy Development, Privacy/Compliance Gap Assessments, IT Risk Assessments, Business Risk, Industry best practices, Red Teaming, PCI-DSS (QSA), HIPAA, ISO 27001 and NIST assessments, Penetration Testing, Web Application Security, Vulnerability and Remediation Management.


  • CISO Advisory Board Member (EC-Council)
  • CyberSecurity Advisory Board Member (Rutgers University)
  • Associate Director - CyberSecurity, Incident Response and Forensics Investigations (Protiviti)
  • Forbes Technology Council Member (Forbes Technology Council)
  • Senior Director - Global Cyber Risk Services and Incident Response (Alvarez & Marsal)
  • Senior Manager - CyberSecurity, Incident Response and Forensics Investigations (Protiviti)


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