Amit Basu

SpecialityVice President, Chief Information Officer & Chief Information Security Officer, International Seaways

Amit Basu is VP, CIO and CISO at International Seaways (INSW). INSW, headquartered in New York city, is one of the largest tanker companies providing energy transportation services worldwide.  Amit is a proven IT leader with over 30 years of successful track record. He has almost 25 years of experience in maritime IT. Amit was a pioneer in maritime industry process automation and is lately driving the digitalization efforts leveraging cloud computing and SaaS.

Amit is instrumental in designing a cybersecurity risk management framework at INSW for protecting information assets against potential cyber risks; monitoring the emergence of new threats and vulnerabilities; timely detection and efficient response to any cyber incidents. He is currently focusing on leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to enhance cyber security defense efforts, especially to mitigate the security risks of the Internet of Things (IoT).  

Amit holds an MBA as well as a Master of Science degree in Information Management from the Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey. Amit is certified in Cybersecurity Risk Management by HarvardX and also a Certified Information Security Manager from ISACA. Amit is a member of the Governing Body of New York CIO Executive Summit.