Paytm’s former tech security leader, Aditya Khullar has been appointed as the head of cybersecurity at India’s largest hotel network – OYO Rooms.
A well-known face in the cybersecurity realm, Khullar was credited with implementing threat intelligence for securing infrastructure at India’s leading payment company, Paytm. Under the project, threat advisories were created on a real-time basis to prevent various attack vectors such as ransomware and botnets.
At Paytm, he was responsible for overseeing and driving the overall security roadmap for the e-commerce platform, enterprise IT, cloud infrastructure, and had also implemented consumer application security to protect customer data.
He bagged the coveted CSO100 Award in 2018 for the threat intelligence rollout at Paytm. Due to threats posed by ransomware, malware and virus outbreaks, Paytm was facing a challenge to keep the infrastructure secure from both remote and local insider attack vectors. Khullar implemented threat intelligence for the infrastructure to counter these threats.
With close to a decade of experience in network and information security, he holds a unique blend of visionary leadership with expertise to lead strategic planning, direct multi-functional operations, and re-structuring business models.
Prior to his stint at Paytm, Khullar worked for various global firms and projects such as Aricent Technologies, HCL Infosystems, Bank of America and Interglobe Enterprises.