Committee Subject Matter Expert (CSME) Members

Archana S

Archana S is a distinguished Committee Subject Matter Expert (CSME) at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA) with an illustrious career spanning over several years in the fields of ITIL, IT Auditing, and Governance. Currently serving as a dedicated professional at State Street, Hyderabad, Telangana, India, she has amassed a wealth of experience and expertise. Archana actively engages with Big 4 audit teams in the execution of SOX, SOC, Surveillance, and Monitoring audits, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards. Her commitment extends to staying abreast of regulatory developments, actively participating in relevant meetings, and conducting comprehensive assessments. Archana is also instrumental in the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and process flow documents, facilitating the efficient closure of audit or compliance open points and maintaining essential audit trackers. She plays a pivotal role in contributing to gap analyses for various regulations and laws, underscoring her invaluable contributions to the field of cybersecurity.

Before her tenure at State Street, Archana spent an impressive 15 years and 5 months at Accenture as an Information Technology Security Specialist. Throughout her career, she demonstrated a relentless commitment to enhancing information security practices and championing cybersecurity initiatives. Her remarkable journey in cybersecurity is further complemented by her academic background, having pursued an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Osmania University. Archana S’s extensive experience, dedication, and proficiency make her an invaluable asset to the Global Cybersecurity Association, where she continues to drive excellence in the field of cybersecurity and IT governance.

Ronak Nagar

Ronak Nagar is a dedicated Committee Subject Matter Expert (CSME) at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA), renowned for his unwavering commitment to advancing the field of cybersecurity. With a strong desire for professional growth and a keen analytical acumen, Ronak has consistently delivered innovative solutions to businesses, underlining his role as a dynamic professional. He thrives on leveraging his analytical prowess and insatiable quest for analysis to drive organizational growth and foster excellence. Ronak’s career aspirations align with his vision of growing hand in hand with the organization he serves, embodying the core values of dedication, perseverance, and continuous learning.

In his pursuit of excellence, Ronak Nagar seeks challenging opportunities within well-established companies, where he can contribute his wealth of expertise and enrich his professional competencies further. His dedication to the cybersecurity field and his commitment to staying at the forefront of industry advancements make him an invaluable asset to the GCA. Ronak’s relentless drive to enhance cybersecurity practices and his eagerness to learn and adapt to emerging threats reflect his dedication to ensuring a secure digital future for organizations and individuals worldwide.

Alex Varghese

Alex Varghese, a distinguished member of the Committee Subject Matter Experts (CSME) at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA), boasts an impressive professional journey spanning over a decade. His extensive experience spans various critical domains, making him a valuable asset in the realm of cybersecurity. With a strong foundation in Application and Product Security, Alex excels in threat modeling, Static Application Security Testing (SAST), Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST), Software Composition Analysis (SCA), and Software Bill of Materials (SBOM). His expertise extends to Cloud Security, with proficiency in securing cloud environments across AWS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Azure.

Alex’s skill set encompasses Information Security Risk management, Cloud Governance, and the development of policies, standards, and processes to enhance security postures. He excels in technology risk consulting, specializing in regulatory standards such as PCI, CCPA, HIPAA, SOX, GDPR, and PIPEDA. His proficiency further extends to various cybersecurity risk frameworks, including NIST 800-37, ISO 27005, ISO 27001/27002, NIST 800-53, NIST 800-88, and FIPS201. Alex is well-versed in implementing cybersecurity controls based on ISO 27001, CIS, and NIST standards. He is an expert in Third-Party Risk Assessment, Authentication Services (AD, Azure AD, Radius), and cryptographic controls like Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Key Management Systems (KMS). Alex has also played a pivotal role in collaborating with architecture teams to seamlessly transition projects into production without disrupting business operations. His remarkable certifications, including CISSP, CSSLP, CC, CCSK, CPISI, CKA, CAP, CEH, ISO31000, CCNA, CCNP, ITILv3, MCITP, MCP, MCSE, and SAA (AWS certified solution architect associate), reflect his commitment to continuous learning and professional growth, further bolstering his expertise in the field of cybersecurity. Alex’s contributions and wealth of knowledge significantly enrich the GCA’s mission to advance cybersecurity practices and protect digital ecosystems globally.

Girish Devde

Girish Devde is a highly experienced Information Security Manager and a dedicated Committee Subject Matter Expert (CSME) at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA). With a career spanning over 8 years, Girish has been serving as the Information Security Manager at Nexdigm, where he has consistently showcased his expertise in various facets of information security.

His professional journey also includes a significant role as a Network Lead at Calsoft for almost 6 years. During this tenure, he honed his skills in network security, further enriching his cybersecurity knowledge. Girish’s impressive skill set encompasses security systems, intrusion detection, vulnerability assessment, network security, cybersecurity, CISSP, ISO 27701, and risk management. His dedication to advancing global cybersecurity practices and safeguarding digital landscapes is evident through his valuable contributions to the GCA as a CSME. Girish’s extensive experience and commitment make him a vital contributor to the GCA community, ensuring a safer cyber world for all.

Aditya Vijay

Aditya Vijay, a dedicated Committee Subject Matter Expert (CSME) at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA), brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the field of cybersecurity. With a prominent career spanning over a decade, Aditya has consistently demonstrated his leadership in the industry.

Currently serving as the Information Security Leader at Jumio Corporation, Aditya’s role underscores his commitment to the highest standards of security. Prior to this, he held key positions as a Senior Manager at India Post Payments Bank and Manager-Information Security at Canara Bank. These roles have provided him with invaluable insights into the intricacies of securing critical financial systems and digital assets. Aditya’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication from the University of Rajasthan, complemented by professional certifications like CAIIB and IIBF, further solidifying his knowledge and skills in the cybersecurity domain.

Aditya Vijay’s extensive experience and leadership in information security, particularly in the financial sector, make him an essential asset to the GCA. His commitment to the organization’s mission to enhance global cybersecurity is evident through his contributions and expertise in the field.

Soumil K

Meet Soumil K, a distinguished Committee Subject Matter Expert (CSME) at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA) renowned for their extensive experience in the realms of Cybersecurity and InfoSec. With a proven track record in Security, Infosec, Data Privacy, Vulnerability and Penetration Technologies, and Risk Management, Soumil stands as a pillar of expertise in the cybersecurity field. Their skills extend to encompass Techinal Pre-Sales Support and Solution Design, specializing in Cybersecurity Defense across Network Infrastructure, Compliance and Audit, Application Security, and Data Privacy Management (DPM). Soumil K holds a multitude of international certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst, Certified Computer Hacker Forensic Investigator, and ISO27001 Lead Auditor ISMS, among many others. With a wealth of knowledge and a commitment to excellence, Soumil is a key asset in fortifying the global cybersecurity landscape.

In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, Soumil K’s dedication to cybersecurity and their broad spectrum of skills makes them an invaluable addition to the GCA team. Their proficiency in various facets of cybersecurity, coupled with their impressive list of certifications, underscores their commitment to staying at the forefront of the field. Soumil’s expertise and contributions play a pivotal role in advancing cybersecurity practices, making the digital world a safer place for individuals and organizations alike.

Shivam Satnani

Shivam Satnani, a distinguished Committee Subject Matter Expert (CSME) at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA), boasts a wealth of experience as an advisor and consultant in the realms of Cybersecurity and Data Privacy. His impressive track record includes a wide-ranging skill set that encompasses Public Policy, Advisory, Thought Leadership, Public Speaking, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Business Management, Teamwork, Project Management, and various other areas. Shivam is recognized as a formidable research professional, holding a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in Telecommunications Management from the esteemed Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management in Pune.

With a deep-rooted commitment to advancing the field of cybersecurity and data privacy, Shivam Satnani is a driving force in shaping policies and best practices in the industry. His wealth of expertise and dedication make him a valuable asset to the GCA, where he plays a pivotal role in furthering the organization’s mission of enhancing cybersecurity and safeguarding digital landscapes across the globe. His diverse skill set and extensive knowledge underscore his ability to address multifaceted challenges in the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape.

Vamsi Krishna

Vamsi Krishna, a dedicated Committee Subject Matter Expert (CSME) at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA), is a seasoned Senior Cyber Security SOC Analyst with an impressive 7-year track record of safeguarding organizations against cyber threats. His extensive expertise is underpinned by proficiency in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) technologies, making him a formidable asset in the realm of threat detection, incident response, Threat hunting, and security operations.

Vamsi’s key skills encompass a wide array of critical cybersecurity domains, including SIEM and EDR, Threat Detection and Analysis, Threat Hunting, Incident Response and Mitigation, Security Information Analysis, Malware Analysis, Security Policies and Procedures, Vulnerability Assessment, Log Analysis, and Security Incident Management. His technical proficiencies extend to LINUX (RHEL) System Administration and Networking CCNA, adding depth to his cybersecurity capabilities. Vamsi’s familiarity with a range of SIEM tools such as ManageEngine, Cygilant EIQ, Splunk, IBM QRadar, Alien Vault, DNIF, and Google Chronicle, along with EDR tools like McAfee, CarbonBlack, SentinelOne, and CrowdStrike, demonstrates his comprehensive grasp of cybersecurity technologies. Moreover, his utilization of tools like Nexpose, Nessus, NMAP, Wireshark, and Metasploit further highlights his dedication to staying at the forefront of cybersecurity practices. Vamsi Krishna’s expertise and commitment to enhancing cybersecurity measures make him a valuable contributor to the GCA and the global cybersecurity community.

Hari Chintapalli

Hari Chintapalli is a distinguished Senior Cyber Security Engineer and a dedicated Committee Subject Matter Expert (CSME) at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA). With a wide array of qualifications, including a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Operations Management), a Bachelor of Technology degree, and certifications like CEH, ECSA, ISO 27001:2008 ISMS Lead Auditor, and AZ 500 Certified Security Engineer, Hari brings over 9 years of invaluable expertise to the field of information security.

Hari Chintapalli is a true multifaceted expert in enterprise security strategies, adept at creating and deploying cutting-edge solutions that safeguard networks, systems, and information assets across various industries and organizations. His deep knowledge and hands-on experience in cybersecurity make him a vital contributor to GCA’s mission of enhancing global cybersecurity practices and protecting critical digital infrastructure. Hari’s commitment to staying at the forefront of cybersecurity developments and his dedication to ensuring the security of digital ecosystems further solidify his role as an indispensable member of the GCA’s CSME team.

Aryan Babele

Aryan Babele, a distinguished Committee Subject Matter Expert (CSME) at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA), is a passionate explorer of complex and innovation-driven business models. His legal practice is a testament to his expertise in tech law and policy advisory, with a particular emphasis on cutting-edge tech-based startups and businesses. Aryan’s illustrious career has seen him consulting India’s top venture capital firm on blockchain gaming and playing a pivotal role in facilitating a panel discussion where the Reserve Bank of India’s deputy governor announced the commencement of India’s Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) journey. He consistently collaborates with tech companies and government stakeholders, tackling a wide array of issues and nurturing a deep-seated interest in the legal and economic aspects of emerging tech ecosystems. Currently at FloBiz, he dedicates his efforts to support a business model focused on providing solutions to India’s foremost economic drivers, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), embodying the spirit of “Building for Bharat.”

Beyond his professional endeavors, Aryan finds immense satisfaction in teaching, collaboration, and lifelong learning. He actively engages in collaborations with various national law universities in India and extends his expertise to assist numerous students in discovering their career interests and offering personal counseling. Aryan Babele’s multifaceted contributions, ranging from legal advisory to education and mentoring, make him a valuable asset to the GCA, where his insights and dedication undoubtedly contribute to the advancement of global cybersecurity practices.

Niraj Singh

Niraj Singh is a distinguished Committee Subject Matter Expert (CSME) at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA) with a remarkable background in offensive security engineering. With over 4 years of experience in the highly specialized domains of fin-tech, telecommunications, and insurance sectors, Niraj has built a solid reputation for his expertise. He has an impressive portfolio that includes conducting over 100 penetration tests, encompassing various areas such as web, network, cloud, mobile, and database security, on a global scale.

Niraj is renowned for his unwavering dedication and his ability to tackle complex challenges head-on. His technical acumen, coupled with strong leadership qualities and exceptional communication skills, has consistently led to the successful identification and resolution of substandard processes. Niraj is deeply committed to fostering teamwork and collaboration, and his contributions to the GCA exemplify his passion for advancing the field of cybersecurity. His track record of excellence and his commitment to addressing critical issues make him a valuable asset to the GCA and the broader cybersecurity community.

S Naresh Naik

S Naresh Naik, a dedicated Committee Subject Matter Expert (CSME) at the Global Cybersecurity Association (GCA), brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of privacy and data protection. With his full-time role as a Senior Consultant at Arete Incident Response since October 2021, he has been actively involved in crafting privacy policies and notices, conducting privacy awareness sessions for internal employees, and overseeing various critical aspects of data management. His responsibilities span from personal data inventory, data mapping, and data flows to classification, data retention, and data encryption. Additionally, he is proficient in internal and individual audits, as well as third-party audits, ensuring that data centers and office access adhere to stringent privacy standards.

Naresh Naik’s impressive background also includes experience in privacy risk assessments, risk management, and compliance with regulations such as GDPR, CCPA, PDPL, LGPD, HIPAA, PII, FERPA, and PHI. He is instrumental in implementing advanced security measures like 2FA/TFA, password management, data loss prevention, and high-level data encryption. Naik’s skills extend to conducting assessments, data processing, and addressing key risks, all while ensuring adherence to data protection agreements and policies. His proficiency in legal discovery, e-discovery consulting, and various data privacy tools further exemplifies his commitment to safeguarding sensitive information.

In addition to his role as a Senior Consultant, Naresh Naik has enriched his professional journey with previous experiences as a Legal Associate, Contracts Management Associate, and Document Review Trainee. His academic pursuits have been equally commendable, including a Master of Arts in English, a PG Diploma in Disk Imaging and E-Discovery, and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB). With a focus on privacy, data protection, and legal research, Naresh Naik is a valuable asset to the GCA and the broader cybersecurity community, dedicated to ensuring the highest standards of data privacy and security.