Achiever's Success Story
Dr. Aditya Mukherjee, VP, Synchrony Financial
As it is rightly said, “All is you need is a vision and plan to succeed”. Meet Mr. Aditya Mukherjee , who is an Information Security Veteran & Leader with over 14 years of experience in Leadership roles across Info. Sec. domains such as Defence & Law Enforcement, Financial Services, Health & Public Service, Products, Resources, Communications, Media & Technology. His core expertise includes Cyber Security Strategy, Strategic Risk & Cyber Resilience Assessment, Tactical Leadership & Development, GRC & Security Audit, Security Operations, Architecture & Engineering ,Threat Management, Security Investigation, and Forensics.
Aditya’s journey began as an entrepreneur with his startup Fraternity Technologies, which he founded while pursuing his graduation from Lucknow University. At Fraternity he had the opportunity to create the company from bootstrap focusing on working with some of the most prominent educational institutions throughout the nation. With the aim of educating the future generations about the advent of Cyber Security and equipping them with the required skills to carve their future in InfoSec as a career, he conducted over 150 technical workshops covering over twenty thousand participants. Subsequently he concentrated his attention in conducting training and working closely with Law Enforcement Agencies and Corporate Organization via assisting them in investigations, audits and scaling up their efforts with regards to Information Security.
Since then Aditya has been involved in various community initiatives and projects such as contributing and collaborating with bodies such as FS-ISAC,CIRT-IN, DSCI, and EC-Council among others. Aditya is also a Member of the National Technical Committee for National Cyber Defence Research Centre (NCDRC).
Aditya holds a PhD- (Honoris Causa) as Doctor of Excellence in the field of management, with various industry certifications such as SANS Security Strategic Planning, Policy and Leadership, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Advanced Incident Response, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics. He is also a Certified Chief Information Security Officer.
As a testament to his domain expertise and contributions, Aditya has been facilitated at various summit’s and conferences in the past including awards such as CISO of the Year, India’s Top IT Security Influences and Community Contributors, Cyber Spartan, Risk Management Thought Leader & Influencer, Defenders 100, etc. Aditya is also an author of books such as HAX, The Phoenix of Hacking, & Network Security Strategies by Packt Publishing. He is also associated with Packt Publishing and Peerlyst as a Technical Reviewer for books such as Mastering Machine Learning for Penetration Testing, Hands-On Cybersecurity for Finance, Hands-On Machine Learning for Cybersecurity and Intrusion Detection Guide..