Surjeet Mahant is a senior managing director at K2 Integrity and serves as the head of Cyber Risk Management services, building and managing the practice on a global scale. With over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity and privacy risk solutions for large institutions, Surjeet assists clients in developing the tools and strategies needed to protect the confidentiality of their data, the availability of their systems, and the integrity of their operations. Applying his experience in strategic planning, thought leadership, and client management, along with demonstrated technical expertise, Surjeet provides services to global and local organizations across the oil and gas, banking, finance, insurance, and manufacturing industries, among others, as well as to family offices and private clients.
With proven success in spearheading, developing, implementing, and managing global enterprise cybersecurity, risk and compliance programs, and governance models, Surjeet works with clients and their respective C-suites and board stakeholders to develop and execute on their strategic direction for cybersecurity. This includes setting the vision and defining goals and objectives aligned with the client’s overall business strategy and market trends, and implementing robust security policies and infrastructures that safeguard organizational assets, ensure regulatory compliance, and enhance operational efficiency.
Surjeet has worked with organizations of all sizes, providing assessments of their cybersecurity posture and maturity to develop robust technology platforms and governance models in compliance with state and federal obligations, including NYDFS Part 500, FFIEC, and CFIUS. These audits and assessments include holistic cybersecurity evaluations that target risk areas specific to the organization’s domain, including internal and external threat analysis, risk profiling related to digital technology and cloud transformation, vendor relationship management, and contingency planning.
Prior to joining K2 Integrity, Surjeet was a director for American International Group, Inc. (AIG), where he led its digital technology risk office. Earlier in his career, Surjeet worked as an advisory consultant for organizations across a variety of industries handling major enterprise information security programs across all cybersecurity domains including aspects such as managed security services, identity, access management, and GRC.
A recognized industry thought leader, Surjeet is often asked to contribute to forums, write opinion papers, and deliver presentations on cybersecurity solutions, best practices, industry trends, and the latest developments in the global threat landscape.
Surjeet received his B.Commerce from the University of Mumbai. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).