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#CFInfluencia Series: Interview with Purshottam G. Solanki

#CFInfluencia Series: Interview with Purshottam G. Solanki

  • Mohinee Singh
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  • January 13, 2023

1. Describe your journey in cybersecurity so far

I started my IT career Journey way back in 2K. At that time WINDOWS 95 and 98 Operating systems were very much used and associated with Novell Server with Boot ROM on PCs called 386 & 486 without Hard drives boot with Boot ROM and running computerization had just started like P-I & II.

At that time the kind of IT and security awareness was very minimal, a computer virus was considered a big threat and if it makes an entry into any computer or IT environment then it uses to cause a big panic across the organization. To counteract the virus the antivirus Tools on floppy 1.44 MB was the only remedy to keep all systems with the latest file definitions and to update Window’s Latest Patches.

IT staff had to a spend lot of time ensuring that all computers are updated in a timely manner. computer systems are the latest and necessary precautions taken to keep cyber attackers are kept away. After That, I have taken Gap from IT to Involving in Educating program in IT. Overall 19 years of Experience but in security 12+ years.

2. According to you which are the top 2 threats in Cybersecurity?

  1. Cyber Crime:- Human Error gap is to be filled with educating proper training programs and keeping the environment safe.
  2. Ransomware Be prepared for ransomware attacks and recover with confidence. backup and recovery, both on-premises and in the cloud.

3. Your significant achievements/awards in cybersecurity industry

I was awarded with CIO and CISO from 2016 to 2020. The most influential award in 2016 was the 1st Award I received.

4. One piece of advice to the new cybersecurity leaders.

Follow the below steps & your life will be easier from an unknowing attack

  1. Control + Alt + Delete. …
  2. Be aware… Connect with care.
  3. Before leaving the scene, clear your desk and your screen.
  4. If something sounds too good to be true… …
  5. Leave a clear desk while you’re away and at the end of each day.
  6. Give your computer a rest when you’re not at your desk.
  7. Don’t get hooked by phishers

5. Your journey with CyberFrat & Feedback for CyberFrat

My journey with CyberFrat is very recent but I have to achieve my goal and to achieve my goal I need CyberFrat’s Help in transferring awareness of how to fight against Cyber Crime and ransomware attacks, I am thankful to CyberFrat Family for giving me such lovely opportunity to be a part of your family.

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