Anil Lamba
Practice Head – Cyber Security
EXL Service, Inc.

Why Nominated: Anil Lamba is a notable industry speaker, researcher, an innovator, and an influencer with proven success in spearheading Strategic Information Security Initiatives and Large- scale IT Infrastructure projects across industry verticals.

Profile: Anil Lamba has striven to change the way organizations approach security, placing an emphasis on making informed decisions regarding products and services to best protect the organization, employees, and customers. He has spent much of his career meeting with CISOs and CIOs to advise and educate them on threats, required policies, processes, and expertise.
Anil has completed more than 19 research projects and six conference papers for the information and cybersecurity industry. His career has focused on conducting high impact research and applying those findings to the real world. Additionally, Lamba considers it very important that these security measures are available to all and if possible for free. Some of the these projects include:

  • Led comprehensive Infrastructure audit & advisory projects including current state assessments, managed findings & observations, recommend remediation efforts, drafting management responses and preparing corrective action plans for various industry frameworks, audit types & guidelines and standards viz. NIST, IDMS, Data Warehouse (EDL \ EDG), DPP, Secure SDLC, ISO27001, BCP & DR, SOX 404, ISO20000, NIST, PCIDSS, Mobile Security and Third-Party Risk Management Audits.
  • Performed Cyber Security Audit for Fortune 37 healthcare & pharma client which included auditing of AWS & AZURE on Cloud computing architecture, Application security, encryption and key management, IdentityEntitlement, and Access Management, Change Management, Governance & Enterprise Risk Management, Data Security, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Data Operations and Incident Response.
  • Assisted a major bank with the documentation of end – to – end business process workflows and narratives . Responsibilities included development of methodology and standards, C.A.V.R. reviews, status reporting and metrics, issues tracking, presentation to management, and coordination of project activities.
  • Audited Data Warehouse Platforms including Enterprise Data Lake and Data Grids to assess information security controls across Ingestion, Curation and Consumption phases.

What colleagues say: “His lifelong accomplishments have truly moved the needle in cybersecurity, arming organizations with better technology, approaches, capabilities and ultimately outcomes in the cyber battle. He has proven ability to see the whole picture and dived into the bits and bytes. Just like he participates in board meetings, he also participates and follows engineers’ discussions. Anyone that knows him, knows of his passion and love for what he does and appreciates his contributions. As he always say, I am here to always offer the cyber security industry with innovations that will stand the test of times – I am sure that he continues to focus on this field for the benefit of overall ecosystem.” – VP of Technology Transitioning, EXL Services Inc.

Rob Abel