CEO, Kalki Consulting, and Cyber Security Expert
Vikas Bhatia is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Kalki Consulting. Kalki provides SecurITy ™ for small to medium businesses and has offices in Manhattan, NY and London, UK. The firm focuses on small- and medium-sized businesses seeking to invest in their future and enhance their potential for success. They choose Kalki because we understand their situation and are able to cut through noise to deliver what they need in a way that empowers them.
Chief Information Security Officer
Vikas is a recognized Certified Chief Information Security Officer who has previously assisted many global clients to assess the regulatory and business operations landscape, identifying business impacting technology risks. He has over 16 years enterprise information technology experience with over15 years dedicated to information security operations, auditing, compliance and consulting engagements.
Before launching Kalki, he held senior consulting positions at Deloitte & Touche and CapGemini. He has previously served a number of state and local government, financial services, healthcare, and retail clients.
Throughout his career, he has earned numerous professional certifications, including Security Assurance for the Federal Reserve (SAFR), HiTRUST Certified Practitioner, Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and , EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker.
Vikas earned a BA in Economics from Kingston University in the UK and has been recognized as an Advanced Degree holder in Information Risk Management from Pennsylvania State University. Additionally, based on his expertise, Vikas was awarded permanent residence status in 2012 by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which deemed him a “person with exceptional ability in the national interest” in the area of Information Security.
Information and Cyber Security for Executives
Information, or cyber, security is a topic that is taking the world by storm. But it is often overlooked by non-technical members of the executive committee, such as CEO's, CFO's and COO's, of many firms and organizations. This presentation will discuss how to both communicate and educate executives so that they will have a stronger understanding on where vulnerabilities are located within their company. it will also discuss how to distribute and present security information in a manner in which non-IT professionals can understand.