After a rewarding 5.5 year stint at Vodafone Idea Limited, Amit A. Pradhan has joined FireEye’s Mandiant Consulting Team as a Director for India and SARRC. 

” Cybersecurity has come a long way since I joined Vodafone Idea 5.5 years ago. Nation-state threats are no longer a problem of the West, detecting an incident is no longer about logs and SIEMs and responding to them requires more than just formatting a machine. While we as practitioners have no illusions about the threat landscape, the Management is still struggling to understand the business implications of cyber.
In such challenging times, I have come to believe that the success of us (CISOs) is highly dependent on the crucial communication that needs to be done with the true business owners of the company, our ability to detect and respond to advanced threats, and most importantly, the support of an experienced trusted advisor whose timely support can make all the difference between containing an incident and making the headlines.
Keeping these in mind, I have decided to join Mandiant, where I believe, I can pull in their global experience and expert resources with relevant competencies required to assist my CISO colleagues here in India. I intend to use my position to not only connect and deliver these services when required but to use my local experience in senior stakeholder management to enable my friends and peers to communicate more effectively and convincingly to senior executives and thereby enjoying the stature and authority of the position.
It has been my honor and pleasure to have worked with all of you, facing all similar challenges & wins. I have witnessed, as have you, the entire CISO/Security community mature over last few years and am grateful to all for sharing information in this forum. ” – Amit A. Pradhan

Jai Daga joined Sony Pictures Network India as Vice president technology with key role to outline current and future vision enterprise architecture, including traceability from business and IT strategies to suggested technologies.

He has previously worked with companies like Viacom18 Media Pvt ltd wherein headed different portfolios in technology vertical. Also worked with organizations like Syntel, Oracle US, Satyam computers.

Jai is a technocrat with experience and expertise across supply chain of technology portfolio i.e. Enterprise applications, Digital Brand Services, IT Infra and Operations as well as Cyber security. Have over 19 years of progressive experience in areas of enterprise architect solution, consulting, heading delivery, leading business application, IT Infra and operations.

Tariq Wani joins Kimberly Clark as Business Information Security Officer. Tariq will be the security leader, supporting and implementing cybersecurity program at Kimberly Clark APAC region.

He joins Kimberly Clark from L’Oréal where he was working as Information Security Manager for India business. With nearly a decade of experience, Tariq also served in various cybersecurity roles at companies like Unilever, Deloitte, and British Telecom, where he played an instrumental role in setting up information security and risk management, developing security strategies, awareness, data privacy, security control design, and infrastructure management.

Anis Pankhania joins Capgemini as Senior Director – Security Operations & Compliance, Managed Services, CIS India. Prior to this, he was Head – Security Compliance & Data Privacy at Vodafone Idea Ltd; Overall, he was associated with Vodafone for the last 8 years. 

Pankhania had also served in various leadership and managerial positions at companies like IBM, Aircel & Airtel.
Pankhania has worked in leadership roles for lead projects on setting-up Data Center and multi-site facilities from scratch, including IT Infrastructure, Information Security, Network Security, Cyber Security, and Workspace Transformation for 35K+ users. A chosen people Manager, he has won multiple awards as the top CIO’s & CISOs.
Nearly 22 years’ experience and impressive success in designing & implementing pragmatic IT strategies, IT Security & transformation Projects that enabled revenue growth & reduced costs of top-notch MNCs.

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