Sony Anthony

Partner and Co-Head Cyber Defense and Incident Response, Global Head – Cyber in Deals

KPMG in India

Sony is a Partner, leading Cyber Security at KPMG in India. He has 29 years of consultancy and industry experience across cyber security. Sony has advised clients on cyber security strategy, risk management, transformation, and response. Sony Anthony is passionate about developments in information and operational technology and how these can help businesses drive smart processes and generate effective outcomes for organizations.

He has advised over 200+ clients across industries and sectors on matters relating to cyber security, IT strategy, optimizing of security technologies and helped them realize the business benefits of secure technology. He has also led engagements involving large scale cyber security strategy, governance, and transformation and the now prevailing aspects of threat intelligence, OT security, automotive security, and red teams. His OT experiences spans across Airports, Power Grids, Oil/Gas and Energy companies.

Sony has extensive experience in conducting Cyber Maturity Assessments for clients and their subsidiaries/ investment portfolio of companies and provides a perspective to Boards and steering committees on the way forward. This also includes sensitization workshops for Boards on cyber awareness.

Sony has been part of multiple due diligence and deal advisory engagements from an IT perspective across services, operations, SLA’s general controls in place, third party access. He has also helped review the technology stack, governance layers and compliance requirements.

Sony has contributed to developing client specific cyber frameworks for organizations and regulators across Banking and Telecom. He is also part of a working group committee for the ISA 62443 standard.

With a background in Electronics and Telecommunication engineering; he holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore. He also holds several ISO based Certifications like 27001 for Information Protection, 22301 for Business Continuity and 20000 for IT Service Management. He is also a Postgraduate from the National Law School of India in Cyber Law and Forensics.

He has co-authored Thought Leaderships; with the prominent ones being on Quantum Cryptography and Connected Car Security

Prior to KPMG, he worked for Wipro Technologies and a security consulting company he had set up in the US and India.

In his past time, he holds keen interest in music, cooking and refurbishing old motorcycles.

  • Post Graduate Degree in Cyber Law and Computer Forensics from National Law School of India University

  • Advanced Diploma in Networking; (CGIHT – Bangalore) , Cisco Certified Network Associate, ISO 27001 LA and ISO 22301 LA