CSO100 Award 2019

Vivek Gupta is currently the DGM & CISO at Allahabad Bank. Gupta is responsible for taking care of information security and IT risk management in the Bank at the apex level. He has earlier lead information system audit, Off site monitoring functions, field inspection office and a zone of 50 branches, 2 lead district offices and 2 rural training institutes.


As a financial institution the biggest challenge is the need to meet regulatory compliance. At the same time one be at the top of the game and follow best industry practices of BFSI sector in IT and IS. The protection of business information and continuity of services within defined RTO and RPO measures is meaningful for confidence of IT operations not only to the bank, but also to the customers. The team lead by Vivek Gupta at Allahadbad Bank deployed a cyber security operation center. The SOC consists 12 technological solutions viz. SIEM, Anti- APT, DLP, WAF, DAM, Proxy, PIM, VAS, MDM, NAC, Anti DDoS and EPP. In addition to these, MAC binding with IP, strengthening of ACLs at branch routers, compulsory login through Domain for Core Banking login, SWIFT integration with CBS etc have been implemented. Protection of users and bank's systems are the prime benefits of the solutions deployed.