CSO100 Award 2019

CSO100 Award 2018

Capt Kannu Pathania heads the Information Protection & Investigations portfolio in Wipro. Trained in law, armed with LLM (Criminology) and PGDBA she is committed to lead cross-disciplinary strategic initiatives. She has also served with the Indian Armed Forces as an officer of JAG Corps-Army. In her previous role in the telecom sector, she was part of legal and corporate affair team and handled intricacies of some of the most stringent regulatory regimes. She is a trained mediator, design thinking practitioner and is involved in supporting social causes, legal aid and a strong enthusiast for pro-bono advocacy.


Capt Kannu Pathania, Global Head of Wipro's Information Protection & Investigations, believes that in today's hyper-connected world, business dependency on technology is at an all-time high. Enterprises- major enabling lever is technology; a security practioner's challenge at this point in time is figuring out how to strike the right balance with respect to regulatory priorities, keeping in mind human behavior - stemming from social engineering in lieu of tech adoption. To defend advanced threat, Wipro has designed a multi-layered approach with focus on security and privacy by design for its network. Among the list of certifications, Wipro has under its belt ISO 27001, SOX, GDPR, PCI-DSS, and HIPAA. At Wipro, ATP tech tools of endpoint security are in implementation, which collaborate with each other for timely identification and remediation in order to contain in-progress incidents. With respect to compliance, technology-agnostic solutions (internal & external) keeping in pace with the compliance mandates exist within. These solutions automatically analyze events, ensure data integrity and recommends enhanced compliance controls. Additionally, the company has deployed Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) and User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA).