Rajat Maheshwari has joined Punjab National Bank Housing Finance as CISO where he will be responsible for leading the IT security and cybersecurity domain at the company. Prior to this new role, he has served a stint of 3 years at Max Bupa as CISO.

PNB Housing Finance Limited (PNBHFL) is a 30 years old public sector housing finance company (HFC), headquartered in New Delhi with branches in major cities across India.

At Max Bupa, he was also responsible for leveraging complete knowledge of information security topics, system architecture and internet technology to promote and support Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) programs into daily operations of BFSI; ensuring all ISMS and IS Frameworks in-line with IRDA and ISO 27001:2013 standard.

Rajat  will be focused on building a new security framework on a risk-based approach at PNB Housing in his new role. His plan of action includes developing a risk mitigation strategy while integrating advanced security tools to the current systems and enhancing the user experience as well. He will also be taking care of governance, data security, and security assessment at the housing finance company.

He has 18 years of experience in IT Operations and Information Security in the BFSI  sector. He has completed his post-graduation in Cyber Law & Security from IMT. His core competencies include Risk management, Data privacy, Audit & Compliance.

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