Shashank Bajpai joins Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India as CISO

The former Chief Information and Security Officer (CISO) at Acko General Insurance, Shashank Bajpai, is now the security chief at Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (ECGC).

Shashank Bajpai, CISO, ECGC
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A specialist in cybersecurity and information security compliance for financial services in India, Shashank Bajpai has been appointed as the CISO at ECGC.

He brings more than a decade of experience in information security domain, with an extensive background in leading corporate IT infrastructure strategy, creating an end-to-end infosec risk posture, and implementing key cybersecurity policies and controls.

ECGC, a government-owned entity promotes exports by providing credit risk insurance and related services.

Speaking about his new role, Bajpai explained, “Initiatives to revamp the IT environment have been taken up at ECGC and as a CISO, I shall be ensuring that security is inbuilt in the design stage itself for these new systems and internal networks.”

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The focus area of InfoSec activities will be towards achieving compliance inline to the regulatory guidelines and notifications of IRDAI around cybersecurity and IT.
Shashank Bajpai, CISO, ECGC

He will also drive the implementation of new cybersecurity initiatives and set up the Security Operations Center, thereby taking the existing security maturity at ECGC to the next level.

An information security maven
Prior to joining ECGC, Bajpai was the CISO at Acko General Insurance. A remarkable career highlight includes spearheading the security strategy and cloud security at Reliance Jio. His LinkedIn account spotlights a consistent track record of implementing infosec blueprint that not only secures the perimeter, but also drives business growth.

He is passionate about exploring the potential of technologies such as machine learning, IoT, and blockchain to keep the enterprise safe from the inside out. The financial services security expert is an acute observer of the latest in cloud security and neural networks

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