Aristi Ninja: Maximizing Cyber Security with Out-of-the-Box Services and Solutions

Aristi Ninja is a Global Information Security company headquartered in Gurgaon, India. The company consists of a team of passionate and highly experienced practitioners in Information, Cyber Security & Risk management. With unmatched expertise and skills on multiple technologies, team is committed to strengthen digital security and achieve desired compliance level in line with client’s business and/or regulatory requirements.

Aristi Ninja’s Security warriors protect from new generation cyber threats. The company is known to deliver tailor-made, smart and next generation solutions and consulting services for the Digital Security needs of companies both in SMB and Enterprise segments.

The Warriors expertise in information security and cyber security domains including Application security, Information security governance, Cloud security, Endpoint security, Network security and Security Architecture & design. Company’s skills, approach and integrity has earned them goodwill and several leading organizations have shown faith in Aristi Ninja. Their clients appreciate working in safe environment crafted by the company which let them work worry-free and concentrate entirely on business activities.

One Stop-shop Solution for All Your Security Concerns

Aristi Ninja is a team of Practioners and subject matter experts with multitude years of experience. Company’s consultants (aka.Warriors) are senior professionals, having gained exposure to complex environments, while working for medium and large enterprises across the globe. The company comprehend the ever-changing threat landscape and provision customized solution aligned to business needs for their clientele.

In past year, while delivering security consulting and services assignments, Aristi Ninja has strengthened their product portfolio with strategic partnerships with cyber security product companies. The solutions and products range cover- Anti-Phishing & Awareness, DMARC, Cloud Access Security Broker, Endpoint security and Insider Threat management

Leader with Multifaceted and Extraordinary Experience

Sapan Talwar is Founder CEO of the company. He is a seasoned practitioner with 20+ years of industry experience in areas including Information Security Governance & Compliance, Cyber Resilience, Data privacy, Information Risk management and Security Architecture. He holds extensive experience in establishing Technology programs, Security Centre of Excellence, Risk management frameworks while leading and managing highly skilled teams at regional and global level.

In his prolonged career, Sapan has been associated with Global MNC’s including IBM, Hughes, Canon, Genpact, Aon, Aricent, Adobe in various individual, team and senior management roles, working towards establishing a secure ecosystem, while partnering with stakeholders to enable business growth and producing desired results.

He holds Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Telecom and Masters in Business Administration with specialization in Marketing. Also, he has earned industry recognized certifications including CRISC, CIPR, CCNA, PSE, MCSE, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and Six Sigma Black Belt.

Sapan has been speaking on Cyber and Information security topics in conferences since last 8+ years and is associated with various global forums as panelist and judging for security awards.

Awards and Accolades                                                

Aristi Ninja won ‘Cyber security Consultants of the year award in 2017, the first year of inception. Sapan has been recognized by various Security forums, rewarded for – Top 100 CISO award 2012, Next 100 CIO award 2012, Security Implementation of the Year 2014, Information Security Leader Award for 2015, Top 100 CISO 2015, InfoSec Maestro Award 2016, Magnificent 7 of the country 2017, Special Achievement Award 2017, IT Security Influencer and Community Contributor 2017.

Turning the Mindset from “Reactive” to “Proactive”

The journey so far has been a roller-coaster ride getting into the domain of cyber and Information security. The biggest challenge has been to convince stakeholders in Small & Medium business to adopt security framework. The culture and mindsets in India is more of “reactive” rather than being Proactive to adopt security measures in form of Tools, processes and people awareness aligned to prevailing cyber threats, which makes the industry as ‘sitting ducks’ for intruders willing to exploit the situation. While, the startup ecosystem has been growing in India since last few years, not many of these startup’s thought of Data security and meeting regulatory requirements (especially Fintech and InsureTech) during planning phase. For such startup’s, while there is intent to secure their business, budget constraints render them from moving forward.

Key Challenges Faced by Current Cyber Security Industry

Year 2018 has been tough year as businesses are grappling with difficulty in detection, prevention, containment and recovering from cyber-attacks. The current scenario can be largely attributed to lack of skilled staff and insufficient visibility into people and business processes becoming barriers. The other primary problem is the difficulty in integrating threat intelligence with other security technologies. These challenges have been causing malware and DNS-based data exfiltration in recent past. Last but not the least, the ‘Basics’ doesn’t seem to be put in place, even after huge impact, various cyber-attacks have caused in past. While patching and updating systems to close vulnerability, protection from insider threats and securing data on cloud have been on the agenda, huge efforts are required from execution perspective or we should expect more breaches and cyber-attacks coming our way as last quarter of calendar year approaches.

 Forthcoming Plans

With advent of new technologies, bringing innovation in various fields, the cyber security threat vectors will also evolve and attain even higher levels. While, Blockchain, Machine Learning, Artificial intelligence technologies are leading the change for creating tools around protecting the environment, moving from manual to automated approach, the hackers and hacktivists community are also utilizing the emerging technologies to sharpen their attacks.

Aristi Ninja believe in ‘change is the only constant’ and strive on evolving their strategy aligned to business needs of their clients, adding products and services to the portfolio. While the company intend to grow their portfolio in ‘Reactive security’ space getting in SOC, Incident management and Forensics services in future, however staying relevant and adopting products in ‘Proactive Security’ will be their focus.

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