Top 5 Most Recognized CISOs of India

We live in a highly digitalized and closely connected world. As businesses increasingly depend on data, they are also more at risk of experiencing a cyberattack. This makes cybersecurity critical to privacy, enterprise security, compliance, and business relevance.

The CISO (chief information security officer) is a senior-level executive responsible for developing and implementing an information security program, which includes procedures and policies designed to protect enterprise communications, systems, and assets from both internal and external threats.

We have compiled a list of the top 5 most recognized CISOs.

  1. Abdur Rafi

Chief Information Security Officer and Head IT Infrastructure – ABP Pvt Ltd

He is leading the technology sector in terms of results and designing complicated IT solutions, including cloud-based applications. 22+ years of successful technical and operational support expertise in the areas of IT ERP, IT Security, IT Development, and IT Infrastructure. Also , adept in Software Designing & Development, IT Security, IT Application Delivery, IT Project Management, IT/IS Strategy & Road-map, Data Center Management, Disaster Recovery, IT Compliance & Governance.

Specialties: –

IT Solutions (Development & Maintenance): SAP ECC- CRM- BI, Google for Business Suite, RPA, Ingres Applications, ATEX ERP, Could Computing Integration, Mobile Apps, Corporate Websites.
IT Security: Security Controls, SIEM, Deception Technology, Anti –APT, NexGen UTM, Data Classification, DLP, Anti Malware/Ransomware, Server & DB Security, Web Security, Network Monitoring, Risk Assessment, Compliance & Governance, IT Audit, ISO 27001, IT Awareness Workshop
Client Retention: Customer Relationship Management, Disaster Recovery Solutions, BPC, Managing NDAs etc.
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  1. Babitha B P

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) – CSB Bank

She is an experienced cyber security expert with CISA certification, working in banking and finance sector with vast knowledge in security product implementation and fine-tuning of policies, adhering to regulatory compliance with 19 +yrs of vast experience in IT and Security. She Believes in team work and has strong skills in vendor management. Babitha is an engineering professional from TKM Engineering college and was a part of national and international cyber security summits and speaker in many security events.

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  1. Ratan Jyoti

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) – Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Limited.

A CISO, a business enabler, and advisor to the board. He has demonstrated success devising information security strategy, setting operational standards and governance frameworks, and establishing security architecture for cyber resilience. He is consistently recognized for outstanding technical, interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills. He is also skilled at implementing next-generation cybersecurity technologies as well as using AI, machine learning, data analytics, data lakes, and Blockchain in cyber security to prevent and detect cyber-attacks.


Security Operations Leadership
Cybersecurity & Digital Resiliency
Legacy Security Transformations
Full-Stack & Cloud Security
Information Security KPI’s
Security Policies & Compliance etc
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  1. Ravinder Arora

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) – Infogain

Enterprising Information and Global Cyber Security leader having 19 years of experience with an analytical bent of mind offering a proven history of success by supervising, planning & managing multifaceted projects, experience in heading Global Information Security Operational Excellence & Leadership, Cyber Security, Digital/Business Transformation and Service Delivery Management with clients encompassing Large Canadian & American Banks.

He has been awarded more than 80 awards in the last 7 years, including CISO of the Year (2 Times), Digital Security leader of the Year, Top Security Leader- 40 under 40, Icon of the industry among several others


Implementing and managing SOC (Security Operations Center) and getting desire results with usage of different cyber Security tools and technologies like DLP (Data Leakage Prevention), SIEM, WAF (Web Application firewalls), SOAR ( Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response)
Cyber threat intelligence
Vulnerability Management
Patch Management etc
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  1. Vishal Salvi

Chief Information Security Officer & Head of Cyber Security Practice – Infosys

He is responsible for the overall information and cyber security strategy and its implementation across Infosys Group. He is additionally responsible for the Cyber Security Business Delivery, driving security strategy, delivery, business, and operations enabling enterprises’ security and improving their overall posture.

He has over 25+ years of industry experience in Cybersecurity and Information Technology across different Industries. Prior to joining Infosys, he has performed various leadership roles in Cybersecurity and Information Technology at PwC (Partner Cyber – 2 years), HDFC Bank (SVP & CISO – 8 years), Standard Chartered Bank (SVP & Head Cyber Ops – 11 years), Global Trust Bank (IT Ops), Development Credit Bank (IT Ops) and Crompton Greaves (IT Sales).

He has received laurels from prestigious institutions such as DSCI, CSO Forum, ISACA, etc.

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