CSO100 Award 2017

Rajesh Thapar is Chief Information Security Officer at YES Bank has and more than 16 years of experience in the field of information technology and enterprise security, primarily in banking and financial sector with projects in evaluating and executing information security tools and practices. He has an extensive understanding of risk management including IT risk governance and technology compliance. Prior to working at YES Bank, Thapar was with IBM India as Information Security and Risk Management Lead, delivering IT security and risk management functions across manifold strategic outsourcing clients. He has also worked with Citigroup Global Services (now TCS eServe) and IDBI Bank. Thapar holds B.Tech (Computer Science and Engineeing) from NIT, Jalandhar and M.Tech, with specialization in banking technology and information security from Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), affiliated with University of Hyderabad. He is also CISSP and CISA certified.