CSO100 Award 2019

Abdur Rafi currently serves as the chief manager-IT Infrastructure and CISO at ABP. Rafi has over 19 years of IT experience, adept in IT/IS strategy and road-map, IT application delivery, IT security, datacentre management, implementation and project management for all aspects of the business. At ABP, along with heading the Security function, Rafi also consolidates and streamline business practices surrounding IT projects.


In 2017 ABP, was hit by a ransomware attack during the production hour. The organization was able to contain the attack within 30 minutes and resume the production process. But that 30 golden minutes were crucial. Post the attack ABP came up with a budget to procure and implement Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) which can help them predict new threats in the network or infrastructure. In the initial phase, ABP did a proof of concept of SIEM for two products. After successful POC, it was implemented SIEM in 2018.