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#Who Am I
Trying to authentically encapsulate your essence in an "about me" page is contemplative and arduous.
To say writing an "About Me" page is a difficult task is an understatement of the year.
This endeavor necessitates a substantial amount of time and energy and a degree of interoception and self-awareness deeply rooted in reality.
Trying to authentically encapsulate your essence in an "about me" page is contemplative and arduous. So, I will start with this quote:
Nothing can be and can not be one, and at the same time, I am. I’m Ishan Girdhar.
1. Professionally Speaking
I am Ishan Girdhar, an information security professional with over 12 years of experience, the last three of which I have served as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Funding Societies and Zai (formerly Assembly Payments).
As CISO, I created and carried out the overall information security vision, strategy, architecture, and programs to protect data while meeting regulatory standards, specifically MAS Technology Risk Management Guidelines, Outsourcing Risk Guidelines, and Cyber Hygiene Notice.
"My expertise lies in formulating an information & cyber security strategy that is customized and contextualized for the needs of the business, to minimize risk to an acceptable level and, more importantly, within an acceptable budget, that is laser-focused on only a single goal, i.e., enabling business growth."
I have assisted organizations in executing ISMS using their current technology stack and investments, allowing them to acquire ISO 27001 Certifications and build a strong network of partnerships.
In addition, I possess industry-leading certifications such as OCSP from Offensive Security, CISM, CDPSE from ISACA, CCSP from ISC2, and PMP from PMI.org
I have co-authored the “Kali Linux Intrusion and Exploitation Cookbook” on Amazon.
2. Personally Speaking
I am a person of creative and meaningful pursuits; I am passionate about inline skating, Information Security, and learning novel concepts, ideas, and diverse ways of thinking.
When it comes to reading, you’ll often find me learning about Neuroscience, Productivity, Psychology, Brain States, Flow, Meditation, Yoga & Ayurveda.
This digital space is a concoction of what I am learning and my thoughts about Information Security, Risk Management, Productivity, and Life. I use this blog to document the many adventures of my life as I experience them.
If you catch me outside of work, I’m an avid lover of learning to the point that I shamelessly call myself a Philomath. I am super enthusiastic about Inline Speed Skating and road cycling! Of all the skills I have acquired over my career, I am most proud of my recent interest in yoga, meditation, and biohacking.
I have tried to describe myself here, on this page, authentically. I would appreciate it if you could do the same. I promise you, it will be worth it.
3. Reaching Out
If you have any questions or thoughts, please let me know.
I relish hearing from fellow individuals traversing their unique paths. In the interim, I am grateful to coexist with you on this 🌏 planet and wish you well 🤗