Swapnil Shirwadkar

At IndiaFirst Life Insurance, Swapnil Shirwadkar led the implementation of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) solution on all endpoints and servers, VPN with two-factor authentication, and data classification solution on all of their endpoints. 

CSO Jun 21st 2018 A-A+

Swapnil Shirwadkar, the AVP – IT of IndiaFirst Life Insurance has over 17 years of experience in IT management. He is overall responsible for Service Delivery – IT Infrastructure, DC/DR operations, network management, storage management, DB Management, service desk operation, IT vendor management. He has worked in various companies, forecasting IT infrastructure requirements, workforce management, capacity and financial management, and vendor management and strategy.

Key security initiatives
To protect data loss from zero-day and advanced malware/ransomware attacks IndiaFirst Life Insurance implemented Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) solution on all their endpoints and servers. To secure remote connectivity from unauthorized access from untrusted networks, they implemented VPN with two-factor authentication, ensuring compliance to IRDAI Information and Cyber security guidelines. They have installed classification solution on all of their endpoints and configured data classification types, making it possible to categorize the data for easy monitoring.

Awards Won

CSO100 Award 2018