Umesha Nayak


 Umesha Nayak is a director and principal consultant of MUSA Software Engineering Pvt. Ltd. which focuses on systems/process/management consulting. He has 33 years experience, of which 12 years are in providing consulting to IT / manufacturing and other organizations from across the globe. He is a Master of Science in Software Systems; Master of Arts in Economics; CAIIB; Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) professional from ISACA, US; PGDFM; Certified Ethical Hacker from EC Council; Certified Lead Auditor for many of the standards; Certified Coach among others. He has worked extensively in banking, software development, product design and development, project management, program management, information technology audits, information application audits, quality assurance, coaching, product reliability, human resource management, and consultancy. He was Vice President and Corporate Executive Council member at Polaris Software Lab, Chennai prior to his current assignment. He has also held various roles like Head of Quality, Head of SEPG and Head of Strategic Practice Unit – Risks & Treasury at Polaris Software Lab. He started his journey with computers in 1981 with ICL mainframes and continued further with minis and PCs. He was one of the founding members of the information systems auditing in the banking industry in India. He has effectively guided many organizations through successful ISO 9001/ISO 27001/CMMI and other certifications and process/product improvements. He has co-authored the open access book The InfoSec Handbook: An Introduction to Information Security, published by Apress.