CSO100 Award 2019

CSO100 Award 2017

T. D. Virwani is the CISO at Punjab National Bank. With core competencies in computerization of bank branches, strategic business planning and development, technology adoption and development, and change management, T D Virwani is the assistant GM CISO of Punjab National Bank. He is skilled in Financial Risk, Internal Audit, Risk Management, Banking, and Credit Analysis. His role spans across both strategic and operational dimensions and is responsible for all the administrative tasks and control related to Information Security.


Punjab National Bank has enhanced security over interaction with SWIFT banking messaging system using advanced technologies. The bank has deployed separate physical infrastructure for SWIFT, thus ensuring top-notch security. The bank has procured VAPT (Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing) tool including secure coding tool and formed audit team as to detect vulnerabilities in advance. It has also deployed NAC (Network Access Control) to ensure only authorized devices are allowed to connect on Bank's network. There is also deployment of Hybrid DDOS solution to block application level D-DOS attacks and to have link independent D DOS mitigation services.