Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) Forum

IDRBT formed the Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) Forum in the year 2010 with a view to provide a platform for CISOs of all banks to discuss common security concerns in the Indian Banking and Financial Sector and collaboratively provide solutions. The mission of the CISO Forum is to:

  • provide a platform for learning about the latest security technologies
  • share day-to-day problems in implementing security in banks
  • continuously upgrade the security posture of banks.

The Gopalakrishna Committee on Electronic Banking recognized this Forum and made a number of recommendations to enhance Information Security in Banks. The Forum meets about four times a year in addition to actively collaborating online.

Over time, the CISO Forum has emerged as the preferred platform to collaboratively provide solutions for Information Security concerns in the Indian Banking and Financial Sector, which contributes to enhanced Information Security in Banks. The CISO Forum is an active body for learning and doing in the area of Information Security in Banks.

This year, the CISO Forum has already met twice, on February 20, 2016 at HDFC Bank, Mumbai and on May 13- 14, 2016 at J& K Bank, Srinagar.

The CISO Forum, functions under the aegis of the Institute's Centre for Cyber Security and is coordinated by Dr. B.M. Mehtre and Dr. Rajarshi Pal, Faculty, IDRBT.