UBI sets up automatic VAPT lab at Cyber Security CoE in Hyderabad

Telangana Today
January 05, 2022

Union Bank of India on Wednesday launched the Cyber Security Awareness Kit and inaugurated an automated VAPT (Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing) lab at their Cyber Security Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Hyderabad.

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The aim of this initiative is to create cyber security awareness among its staff members, customers, and other stakeholders. The event was summoned by K M Reddy, chief information security officer, Union Bank of India.

The launch event was attended by Rajkiran Rai G, MD & CEO, Union Bank of India, Narendra Nath G, joint secretary, National Security Council Secretariat – Government of India, P R Lakshmi Eswari, director-CDAC, Hyderabad and executive directors of Union Bank of India- Gopal Singh Gusain, Nitesh Ranjan and Rajneesh Karnatak.

The Kit includes a multi-lingual pocketbook and cyber security awareness calendar for 2022 among other things. Union Bank of India, in collaboration with CDAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, also launched an e-Book- “Union Shield” on cyber security awareness for all the stakeholders in six languages.

Rajkiran Rai G, MD & CEO of Union Bank of India said, “This is an important milestone as we take our cyber security journey ahead. With this launch, we have taken one more step to secure digital banking experience. Moreover, with the establishment of the VAPT lab, the Bank can complete security testing of any new product very quickly and roll-out can be possible very fast.”

Union Bank of India has established a Cyber Security CoE in Hyderabad to strengthen cyber security activities of the bank which include providing cyber security awareness training and workshops to all its employees, vendors, and customers. The VAPT lab is a part of COE.

Recently, Union Bank of India (CCOE) and CDAC-Hyderabad, through an MoU, have become partners for providing Cyber security awareness for various groups in the bank like employees of all cadres, vendors, and customers.