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Escorts CIO Wins Top Information Security Award

The IT team of Escorts Limited has bagged yet another prestigious award – the 'Top 100 CISO Award 2013’ – for its excellent work on implementing information security across the company. The award was received by Mr. Vipin Kumar, Chief Information Officer of Escorts Group.

Some of the key initiatives that led to Escorts winning the award include:

Implementation of UTM (Unified Thread Management) security appliances in failover mode in the data centre with IPS (Intrusion Prevention Software)

Implementation of structured networking in corporate data centre and Knowledge Management Centre with non-talking V-Lans

Implementation of email security on the cloud, including dedicated security appliances for spam control

Implementation of Building Management System in corporate data centre

Creation of Disaster Recovery Site for critical applications like ERP and Email

Archival of all email data

Well-defined backup and restoration practices

Segregation of trusted and non-trusted traffic on Escorts network

Implementation of Biometric Access Control and surveillance cameras in data centre

The ‘Top 100 CISO’ award is an attempt to recognize the contributions that IT teams, especially Chief Information & Security Officers (CISO) make to create a huge impact on businesses. The awards felicitate 100 organizations (and the people within them) that are using information security technology in innovative ways to secure their business and mission critical information in the most effective manner to deliver business value. The winners are chosen by an expert panel of five selected judges, each representing a different segment of the industry.