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:
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.
Recently, the CISO Forum has met on March 14, 2022, through e-module.
IDRBT also initiated a CISO Forum exclusively for Urban Cooperative Banks on May 06, 2021. The recent meet was held on March 16, 2022, through e-module.
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.