Rajesh Goyal

Rajesh Goyal

Director, Fraud and Risk Management at Western Union

Greater Denver Area
Financial Services

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Rajesh Goyal's Overview

  • Director, Information Security at Western Union
  • Solution Strategist at CA
  • Sr Consultant at Baton Rouge International Inc (a.k.a CMC Americas)

500+ connections

Rajesh Goyal's Summary

Information Security Strategy and Execution
Payments, Cross-border financial transactions and e-Commerce Fraud Risk Strategy
Technology Risk Management
Products and Technology Delivery

Information Security, Data Protection
Payments Risk and Fraud Mitigation
Technology Compliance, PCI, SOX, SSAE SOC, HIPAA, ISO 27001/27002
Money Movement - Account based and Online
Products and Technology Delivery
Mobility and Cloud Security
Encryption and Key Management, Data Loss Prevention
Identity and Access Management
Network Security and Vulnerability Management, Incident Response
Technology Resilience and Business Continuity

Rajesh Goyal's Experience

Director, Fraud and Risk Management

Western Union

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; WU; Financial Services industry

August 2013Present (1 year 2 months) Greater Denver Area

Account based money movement (Account to Cash and Cash to Account) - Strategic Mitigation of risks and fraud;
Partners/Affiliate Channels - Mobile and Online Payments/Remittance Product Management
Digital channel customer safeguards and information security
Transaction Authentication and Authorization
Customer Authentication, KYC, Customer Reputation management
Behavioral analytics, Link analysis, Risk Rule management

Director, Information Security

Western Union

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; WU; Financial Services industry

November 2006August 2013 (6 years 10 months) Greater Denver Area

Led Western Union digital products security strategy and design, keyed to information and fraud risks, enabling business in tapping new markets and channels. Managed e-commerce risks through cost effective delivery of essential security services.

Defined and executed on security roadmap to mature Western Union security infrastructure and architecture. Defined Big Data (Hadoop) security strategy and controls, managed Data Encryption & Key Management program.

Led Global Operations Risk and Business Continuity Management program, covering all WU business units, regional operations centers, data centers, and technology disaster recovery capabilities.

Developed information security program aligned to business strategy and key priorities in collaboration with IT, Privacy, Finance, Operations, Legal and HR function partners, established information security policies, standards, technology baselines and processes to limit exposure and reduce risks.

Managed and maintained PCI compliance for both Merchant and Service Provider businesses. Defined an efficient, repeatable and continuous compliance PCI DSS program.

Collaborated with internal & external auditors, finance, legal and privacy teams to meet regulatory compliance and industry standards, namely PCI, Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX), SSAE SOC2 SAS70, global privacy directives and HIPAA.

Planned, implemented and managed state-of-the-art technology security solutions and innovative security management processes - Database activity monitoring (DAM), SIM/SEM Log Management, Endpoint Encryption and Key Management, Wireless Security.

Integrated security planning in the systems development lifecycle process (SDLC)

Developed and promoted organization-wide security awareness program, security incident response program and risk assessment methodology.

Solution Strategist


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CA; Computer Software industry

January 1998October 2006 (8 years 10 months)

As Solution Strategist
- Identified market opportunities and customer business challenges
- Assisted sales specialist in proposing the best possible security solutions based on industry standards and aligned with client's business initiatives, delivering value and quick ROI
- Designed and developed security solution deployment best practices.
- Ensured strategic solutions were defined and implemented in meeting customer's security needs while maintaining serviceable, cost-effective infrastructures, providing feedback to marketing, product management and software development teams.

As Security Architect, developed security solution designs for qualified opportunities, statements of work, and detailed implementation plans for delivery to customers. Ensured critical architectural requirements were maintained throughout implementation as design changes are included. Managed full deployment lifecycle of CA security solutions:
- Identity and Access Management
- Vulnerability Management
- Security Event Management, SIM/SEM
- Network Forensics
- Policy Compliance
- Data Protection

Sr Consultant

Baton Rouge International Inc (a.k.a CMC Americas)

February 1997December 1997 (11 months)

Technology Delivery
System Architecture and Software Design
Application Development
Database Administration

Sr Consultant


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Information Technology and Services industry

July 1993February 1997 (3 years 8 months)

System Architecture and Software Design
Application Development
Database Administration

Rajesh Goyal's Skills & Expertise

  1. Information Security
  2. Security
  3. Business Continuity
  4. Network Security
  5. ISO 27001
  6. SDLC
  7. Data Privacy
  8. Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  9. Risk Management
  10. PCI DSS
  11. Payment Industry
  12. Governance
  13. Integration
  14. Payments
  15. Anti Money Laundering
  16. Fraud Management
  17. Fraud
  18. Risk Assessment
  19. Vulnerability Management
  20. Financial Services
  21. Financial Risk

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Rajesh Goyal's Education

Rajesh Goyal's Additional Information

Honors and Awards:

Certified Information Security Manager - CISM
GIAC Certified Penetration Testing - GPEN

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