Prasanna Venkatesh



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I am an Information Security Professional with 18 years of experience in IT & Security Field ranging from hot startups to Fortune 500 companies


Director - Information Security

Fintech Startup

Head of Infosec, PCI DSS, Compliance to Fintech Security requirements

Feb 2020 - Present

Lead IT Security

GigSky India Pvt Ltd

Responsible of IT Security Operations spanning people, process and technology

Jun 2015 - Jan 2020

Specialist - Security & Quality Assurance


Was responsible for Extensive Security Audits for an organisation that provided Shared Government Services

October 2014 - May 2015

Co-founder/Principal Consultant

Packet Verify Technologies Pvt Ltd

Was a trusted source for all aspects of information security to clients.

December 2010 - July 2014

Global IT Risk Management

Unisys Global Solutions Pvt Ltd

Was part of a Global IT Risk Management team entrusted with the responsibilities of keeping our organization's business assets safe from external and internal threats.

May 2007 - November 2010

Senior Engineer - IT Operations

Sling Media Pvt Ltd

Was responsible for Confidentiality, Availability and Integrity of Sling Media's Research and Development center in India

Jun 2005 - May 2007

Senior Technical Lead

iSeva Systems Pvt Ltd

Interfaced between Product Engineering and Offshore Security Support team for one of world's leading security solutions provider

June 2002 - June 2005


BMS College of Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering
August 1997 - October 2001


  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
  • Diploma in Cyber Law
  • Network Security from Proficience, Indian Institute of Science
  • Microsoft Certified Professional


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