CSO100 Award 2019

Muneer H. KongaWani is currently the CISO and Head of Enterprise Networks at J&K Bank. He is a distinguished senior level information communication technology and security specialist. With over 22 years of extensive international experience, he has worked across business critical IT, security programs and initiatives within IT, telecommunications, BFSI, defense, and manufacturing environments. KongaWani has a strong foundation and extensive cross functional experience in Information systems security services and information technology consulting and management, architecture and design, full project life cycle management, client/vendor relationship management and technology operations and management. Key Security Initiaties APT has been a key concern for the banking industry in since year 2018. At J&K Bank, enterprise wide ATP Solution deployment was completed under Kongwani�s leadership. The deployment, aimed at reducing APT attacks, has brought in great benefits for the organization and further insulated bank from advanced threats. Other solutions adopted by Bank effectively tackled advanced zero day threats on network, E-mail gateways, on web gateways and end points, thus protecting the company from attack vectors. J&K Bank has also deployed endpoint security solutions across all ATM machines and Compute devices at all critical locations. Besides, it has also deployed deep security solution across critical servers for zero day security and file integrity assurances. Bank has as well laid GRC Framework to ensure all security initiatives are functionally Governed, Managed for Risk and Complied with Organisational Policies, Statutes & Laws for effective security.