CSO100 Award 2019

CSO100 Award 2018

Subhash Kumar Mishra is Head - IT Enterprise ( Infrastructure, Cloud, Security, IT Operations) at Tata SIA Airlines (Air Vistara). He is a technology enabler with over 14 years of experience as an enterprise architect, infrastructure solution specialist, the architect of several cross-functional business systems and application deployments, including a robust cybersecurity platform integrated with 24x7 SOC & NOC, in addition to establishing a stable IT operation and delivery team in a short span of two years. He is well-versed with IT security, Budgeting, IT alignment, procurement, vendor management, business continuity, and disaster recovery. He has built a true hybrid enterprise architecture using multiple clouds and is among the first few cloud adopters in India.


Tata SIA Airlines (Air Vistara) was faced with the challenge that arose from running basic security stacks that gave little visibility on threats and attacks. Among its other needs was to build security framework which could support the multi-scale digital growth of a company which is born on cloud. Vistara switched to a matured core infra and information security backbone, built a business continuity plan, and enhanced threat prevention and simulation capability to ensure protection from known and unknown threats. Additionally, the aviation major implemented mandatory security controls for the protection of the customer data with improved customer experience. In terms of technology implementation, the company implemented various cutting edge solution like MFA (Multi Factor Authentication), ATP (Advance Threat Protection), wireless security, privilege access management, identity and access management, a digital network architecture and encrypted traffic analysis. These solution helped Vistara meet various regulatory compliance standards, in addition to helping protect its customers' sensitive information at every layer.