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Mr. Pranith Shetty

Achiever's Success Story

A journey of a senior information security and risk taker, Mr. Pranith Shetty explains his life journey

Mr. Pranith Shetty is an accomplished professional with vast experience in the fields of Information Security, IT Risk Management, Cybersecurity, and Data Privacy. He holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems with a specialization in Information Security and a Bachelor’s degree in engineering.

Throughout his successful career spanning close to 15 years, he has held many key positions in renowned firms such as Morgan Stanley, Cisco, PwC, and International Paper. Pranith’s area of expertise lies in developing frameworks, processes, and assessments to ensure a healthy risk posture across departments.

His experience in the fields of Information Security, IT Risk Management, Cybersecurity, and Data Privacy has enabled him to design and implement robust frameworks that help organizations safeguard their assets. During his tenure at PwC and Morgan Stanley, he also played a vital role in designing and implementing risk assessment methodologies and security frameworks.

He successfully managed to identify and mitigate various security risks, protecting the organization’s data and systems from cyber threats. His leadership and creative thinking have been demonstrated in his current role at Cisco, where he leads the risk management program in the security business unit for a wide range of cloud and network security offers.

Apart from his professional experience, he has made significant contributions to the academic world. He has co-authored a paper on adaptive cyber risk intelligence using big data that won a challenge sponsored by Deloitte.

He has also helped a Ph.D. candidate with data review and analysis as a research assistant, authored a risk management framework during his current tenure at Cisco, and published 13 papers in the field of Information security, risk management, and data privacy. He currently has a repository of three more papers in the submission stage. He is also a peer reviewer and part of the editorial board of several journals.

He also has earned various international awards, including Business Awards, Cybersecurity Globee awards, and IAF (Indian Achievers Forum) in a few Cybersecurity categories. He has also been nominated for Cybersecurity Excellence and several other awards. 

Additionally, he has multiple certifications, including CISSP, CRISC, and CDPSE, OneTrust-related certifications on GRC and Data Privacy. He is a highly regarded member of information security, risk, and data privacy-related organizations like ISC2, ISACA, IEEE, et al.

His vision is to continue delivering innovative solutions and ground-breaking research in the fields of Information Security, IT Risk Management, Cybersecurity, and Data Privacy. He is committed to staying updated with the latest advancements and sharing his knowledge with like-minded professionals to further enhance the industry. With his track record of solving challenging problems and navigating through difficult situations, Pranith is a highly sought-after thought leader with academic and professional experience in almost all domains of Information security.

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