Durgesh G

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BEng (Hons), MS|ISM, CEng,  M.Inst.ISP, MBCS, CISM, CRISC, CIPM, CCP (SIRA), COBIT 5, MCiSP

Email address: web.irma@bcs.org.uk

Durgesh Gaitonde

Well-regarded expert in the field of IT, Cyber Security & Information Risk management and Assurance with over 12 years of industry experience working with prestigious clients in various industry sectors including, but, not limited to Technology, Financial Institutions, Aviation, Construction, Engineering, Energy, Sports sectors providing specialist services in Security Risk and Assurance.

His skills and know-how incorporate information security strategy, governance, risk management, compliance, business continuity, application security, computer forensics, vulnerability assessments & penetration testing, vendor neutral security solution architecture, service delivery, project management. He is well-versed with international standards such as COBIT 5, ISO 27000 series. He has extensive experience developing strategies for IT risk and compliance engagement and acts as a subject matter expert to provide security advice to internal and external stakeholders.

Durgesh is also the on elite International panel for ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27/WG 1 as a UK Expert, the ISACA International’s CRISC Exam Item Development group and a critical reviewer for study resources & journal articles.

He also represents the National body with the BSI as committee member of IST/33 group for ISMS and BCS Information Risk Management and Assurance (IRMA) Specialist Group (SG).

Recently, he has been independently assessed for attested as a Chartered Engineer demonstrating leadership along with optimisation of existing & emerging technology by the Engineering Council, UK as well as been through the independent assessment and verification process for the UK governments approved standard of competence for cyber security and Information Assurance (IA) and qualified as a Security and Information Risk Advisor (SIRA) professional via the UK NCSC.

Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering followed by a Masters in Information Security Management, Durgesh is also a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and is an active member of various specialist groups like the CiSP, ISACA, BCS, etc., he has extensive experience developing strategies for IT security, governance, risk and compliance engagement and acts as a subject matter expert to provide security advice to internal and external stakeholders.