Meet Our Team

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Knowledge, Experience and Passion Combined.

SecurityHQ combines some of the greatest, most technically able, and innovative minds of the cyber security industry. Our people are not only knowledgeable, respected and passionate about what they do, but are available day and night to provide you with the best possible service.

Feras Tappuni

CEO

Feras Tappuni is the CEO and founder of SecurityHQ and is responsible for overseeing all the technical and financial aspects of the company. With over 25 years’ experience, he has dedicated his life to cyber security and is driven by the desire to offer his clients the highest degree of protection against today’s cyber threats. Feras has delivered complex security and engineering projects to prestigious clients globally. From harnessing the right technology, processes and people, he ensures that SecurityHQ delivers a truly enterprise grade experience.

When you have a decision to make, you can do one of three things. Make the right decision. Make the wrong decision. Make no decision. The right decision is the right decision. The wrong decision, in most cases, you can fix. No decision, you can do nothing with.

Chris Cheyne

SOC Director & Chief Security Officer

Chris Cheyne is the SOC Director and CTO for SecurityHQ. Responsible for operating six global Security Operation Centres, Chris specialises in threat hunting and intelligence, endpoint detection and response, SOC monitoring, behavioural analytics, EUBA, SIEM and more. With over 12 years of experience in security operations and management services, his objective is to place the power of his SOC team into his clients’ hands, and to provide complete visibility of security events and threats within their environments. Chris has been pivotal in building SecurityHQ’s capabilities in Managed Security Services, and has experience in delivering SOC detection and response services for household names across multiple sectors, including Finance, Insurance, Healthcare, Retail, Aviation and Education. With an industry-leading team of  analysts behind him, he ensures that clients receive the highest degree of protection against today’s cyber threats.

‘By endurance we conquer’ - Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

Sanket Khanolkar

COO

Sanket plays an integral part in the management, operations and business development at SecurityHQ. He has a proven track record of building successful strategic alliances which have enabled SecurityHQ to increase its global footprint. As the COO, he is based in the Global Security Operations Centre in India and is responsible for building and maintaining a world-class Global SOC and expert team of Security Analysts. Today, the Global SOC in Pune is recognised as one of the best Security Operation Centres in India, for its cutting-edge services to clients across the Globe.

"The biggest Adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams." -Oprah Winfrey

Priyanka Agarwal

Head – CSM & Data Analytics

With a double masters in IT and Business, Priyanka is experienced with all levels of IT security, from client facing roles, to hands on technical abilities. She is responsible for securing client accounts, their IT infrastructure through SecurityHQ’s SIEM, and utilising the leading software products on the market today.

Through client feedback and solutions upgrading, and with a team of over 40 international staff, Priyanka continually works on improving the service offered by SecurityHQ. To ensure that clients receive the highest level of service that is available 24/7 from a globally integrated team.

"Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself"– Harvey Specter

Farhan Baig

Lead ICT Business Consultant

Farhan is a seasoned, proactive self-starter with a wide range of experience in cyber security, and infrastructure transformation. With more than 12 years’ experience in the IT sector, and 8 years of managerial experience, his operational expertise, strong stakeholder management skills, and leadership skills drive results.

Farhan specializes in problem-solving and analyzing complex issues to develop effective solutions. He manages complicated projects and develops and executes action plans for completing projects.

In addition, Farhan oversees the data analysis of incident and threat response. He manages budgets, including planning and forecasting, and continuously reviews, improves, and executes business policies and procedures. Resolving varied problems and conducting internal audits as needed.

“Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up” - Isabelle Lafleche

Claudia Banks

Head of Sales EMEA & APAC
As Head of Sales EMEA & APAC, Claudia is responsible for the Sales and Business Development at SecurityHQ. With 6+ years sales experience, she recently left Gartner, where she specialised in implementing sales strategies that drove profitable growth for a plethora of clients. She combines a passion for technology and creativity which has created long lasting relationships with her clients. Claudia’s main goal when working with a customer is to understand the challenges they face and to create the best solution to not only help the business but also the personal goals of her clients.
“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time." -Steve Jobs

Radmila Blazheska

CMO

As CMO, Radmila is responsible for SecurityHQ’s global marketing and communications strategy. This includes new commercial strategies, product launches, events, webinars and marketing campaigns, along with developing digital and print content streams, and leading internal re-branding projects.

Radmila is a Keynote Speaker and Branding Strategist with focus on Marketing Technology and Demand Generation. She is also a frequent conference speaker and media commentator.

With over 18 years’ experience leading marketing and sales teams, delivering multi-million-pound growth and profitability along the way, she is an accomplished senior marketer with proven success in both B2B and B2C environments.

Radmila holds an MSc in International Marketing from the University of London, is proficient in content development, subscription web-based services, advertising, and the media sector. And is agile across RPA, Cyber Security, software-based technology and market research industries.

"After all, tomorrow is another day!"– Scarlett O’Hara, Gone with the Wind.

Nilesh Burghate

Head – Product Management & Advisory, CISO

As Head- Global SOC, Nilesh leads SecurityHQ’s 24/7 Global Security Operations Centre. With over 16 years of extensive experience in cyber security implementation, consulting, governance, risk management and compliance, he is responsible for managing SecurityHQ’s highly skilled and experienced SOC team, so that the very best services in cyber innovation are delivered.

"Do or do not. There is no try."— Yoda

Mahesh Chindarkar

Head of IT Global Infrastructure

With over 25 years of IT industry experience, Mahesh Heads the Global IT Infrastructure Domain. He is responsible for the overall Information Technology vision, roadmap and execution for SecurityHQ. Mahesh brings rich IT experience from world leaders likes IBM, Parker Hannifin, Coforge etc, where he held multiple roles during his tenure. He has conducted many successful IT Transformation programs and initiatives across commercial enterprises and public sector clients. As an experienced IT professional, he has directly influenced IT culture in On-Premises, Cloud Computing and Enterprise Software across various High-Tech Clients across the Globe.

“To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion towards your Goal” - A.P.J Abdul Kalam

Aaron Hambleton

Director for Middle East & Africa

Aaron is based in Dubai and is the Director for Middle East & Africa. With 11+ years of industry experience, he has worked in a wide range of industry sectors, including Financial Services, Retail, Insurance, Government, and Telecommunications. Aaron is a GIAC Certified Defence Analyst (GCDA), and has extensive knowledge in incident response, threat hunting, vulnerability management, cyber security operations, threat intelligence, and cyber security consultancy.

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity” - Seneca

Doug Herbert

Head of Operational Support

As Head of Operational Support, Doug has over 20 years of management experience from multiple industries, primarily within the active-leisure industry. With extensive exposure to managing operations and strategic operations, Doug project manages dynamic situations which occur in the shadows of SecurityHQ, helping to remove barriers, stoppers, and hold-ups. Doug specialises in risk management, project planning, strategic planning, and cross-functional team leadership to ensure that the SecurityHQ team functions at its best.

`If you do the same thing over and over again you cannot ever expect a different outcome.’ - Albert Einstein

Priyanka Lakhe

Learning & Development Manager

As Learning & Development Manager, Priyanka Lakhe is a passionate speaker with a result oriented approach on creating a robust platform of immense learning. She is IIM-C Certified in ‘Communication Strategies for Corporate Leaders’ and has over 10 years of L&D expertise across various industries, including IT, Sales, Engineering & Automobile. She is highly skilled in applying learning strategies, training need analysis, effective training delivery, change management, and measuring the learning impact to nurture employee talent and drive results for SecurityHQ. She leads the global E-learning vertical, to increase the adoption funnel and encourage proficient talent across SecurityHQ.

“Change is the end result of all true learning.”- Leo Buscaglia

Anton Makarychev

Head of Manage and Audit

Anton has over 15+ years of experience within the Information Security Industry in different roles, including Security Engineer, Security Analyst, Architect and Team Lead. This broad experience in different companies has helped him strengthen his skills in different fields of information security, including:

– Network security risk assessment, development and implementation (CCSM certified)
– Web and Infrastructure penetration testing, threat hunting (OSCP, CCPE-W certified)
– Information security audit and vulnerability analysis in diverse environments (including web and cloud-based) (OWASP, NSA guidelines and others)
– Information security systems administration (NGFW, EDR, XDR, PAM, NAC, SIEM and others)
– Team leading and project management skills

As a Head of Manage and Audit, Anton is responsible for Cybersecurity Device Management, Vulnerability Analysis and Penetration Testing. His day-to-day responsibilities also include conducting routine Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing, Application Security, Infrastructure Security, Cybersecurity Device management, Perform Risk Analysis from threats detected and to review and publish high quality reports to our customers as well as quality assurance and CDM/VAPT directions development.

“Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.” - Theodore Roosevelt

Jaibharath Subburathinam

Head of Platform Engineering

Technically sophisticated and business savvy, Jaibharath has both the education and hands on experience in planning, designing, implementing, and administrating ICT & cyber security infrastructure.

As a specialist, he is highly skilled in applying advanced technology and business solutions to meet a diversity of needs. And manages his global team in a multitude of areas. Including IT Infrastructure and Network Administration, capacity planning, risk assessment, operations intelligence, firewall and vulnerability management, end point security management, ISO, policies and much more.

"Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached." ― Swami Vivekananda

Gillian Tappuni

Head - Finance & Chief HR Office

Based in Dubai, Gillian is responsible for HR functions and the financial management of over 200+ employees located across the UK, UAE and India.

From the recruitment process, to onboarding, to managing payroll and travel, Gillian’s actions ensure the well-being of SecurityHQ employees around the world.

With the financial oversight of the company, her responsibilities include the management of all accounting staff, and liaising with global directors and CFO’s to maximise efficiency.

"Smile and the world smiles with you"

Manasi Vaidya

Head - Human Resources

With over 22 years of experience, Manasi heads the Global Human Resources function for Security HQ. Manasi in her role is responsible for the overall Human Resource and Recruitment function.
Manasi brings rich HR experience from world leaders like, Fujitsu Consulting India, Fujitsu Limited US, Intellect Design Arena, Coforge etc. She has managed Performance Management, Reward and Recognition, Rebadging, Company Acquisition, International Movements – Inbound and Outbound, Talent acquisition, Compensation, Employee Engagement, HR Systems, Training, and Induction.

‘The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection [...] is what gives a meaning to our life' - Logan Pearsall Smith

Deodatta Wandhekar

Head of Global SOC

As GSOC Manager, Deodatta’s experience encompasses network security device management, SOC incident management, SIEM consultation and Firewall Audits. He is a GCIH certified professional and specialise in risk, incident and technical content management, and is responsible for managing SecurityHQ’s Global SOC operations, and India SOC Team.

Cyber Threats are sophisticated and co-ordinated. To defy these, we need a strong team which capitalises on the experience of incident handling. Clients need to be prepared.  Deodatta brings out this proactive approach from his SOC team, to help protect clients from growing cyber threats.

"The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur." – Elon Musk

Mohammed Abin

Security Assessment Lead

Abin is based in Dubai and leads the security assessment team at SecurityHQ.
He started his career as a security consultant and was responsible for performing security assessments for major fintech organisations across GCC. He manages the global team of pen testers and ensures the quality of the SecurityHQ security assessments.

‘If I can see it and believe it, then I can achieve it.’ - Arnold Schwarzenegger

Aakash Agarwal

Senior Manager - Incident Handler Specialist

With 8+ Years of experience in the Cyber Security Domain, Aakash is responsible for incident handling, incident response and guiding organizations to follow the best security practices. He specializes in Endpoint Detection and Response, Network Firewalls, and Artificial intelligence tools, and plays an important role in mentoring and empowering people to achieve their goals within the organisation.

“You didn't come this far to only come this far.”- Matthew Reilly

Eleanor Barlow

Content Manager

Based in London, Eleanor is an experienced named author and ghost writer, who specialises in researching and reporting on the latest in cyber security intelligence, developing trends and security insights.

As a skilled Content Manager, she is responsible for SecurityHQ’s content strategy. This includes generating and coordinating content for the latest articles, press releases, whitepapers, case studies, website copy, social accounts, newsletters, threat intelligence and more.

Eleanor holds a first-class degree in English Literature, and an MA from the University of Bristol. She has strong experience writing in B2B environments, as well as for wider technology-based research projects.

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing”- Benjamin Franklin

Josh Bhere

Presales Security Solutions Engineer

Josh Bhere is a Presales Security Solution Engineer, based in the London office, and is a recent graduate from the University of Westminster, holding a BA in Network Security. His main passions within cyber security are exploits and vulnerabilities, ethical hacking, and blockchain development. He enjoys translating his technical understanding to non-technical people within the customer facing side of the SecurityHQ presales team.

"Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced" - Søren Kierkegaard

Swapnil Bhosale

Senior Manager – Forensics Specialist

As Security consultant, Swapnil has a vast amount of hands on experience with various SIEM tools, network, email security gateways and endpoint security devices. As a result, he is responsible for the analysis, investigation and response to security incidents, and specialises in developing use cases and contents in SIEM, and implementing policies on security devices. Policies that add a crucial extra layer of defence in the network.

"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Joseph Cawley

Business Development Representative

Based out of the US, Joseph is a Business Development Representative responsible for identifying ideal customers by initiating exploratory calls with prospects in the Americas Region. He graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Masters of Science in Cyber Security and Data Security, giving him a unique set of skills that are beneficial to the teams technical knowledge.

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful”-Joshua J. Marine

Vitaliy Chetvertakov

Head of Security Content Engineering

Vitaliy manages the automation of incident handling processes and creation of detection and correlation rules. His experience helps increase SecurityHQ SOC productivity and increase efficiency in incident handling and response, to provide the best service to our clients and help them automate their processes. The number and quality of attacks is constantly growing, and to remain effective and have time to defend against them, means that automation is vital.

Vanashree Chowdhary

Marketing & Communications Designer

As Marketing and Communications Designer, Vanashree is responsible for designing internal and external marketing and sales communications for SecurityHQ, including social media graphics, marketing emails, branded marketing collateral and infographics. She has previously designed banners and stands for various conferences SecurityHQ has exhibited at. She also curates Cyber security Awareness campaigns for clients and employees.

With a B.Des in Design, Vanashree is adept at using various digital design and UI/UX software, including the adobe suite.

"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." - Maya Angelou

Renz Crammond

Cyber Security Manager

Renz Crammond is a Cyber Security Manager at SecurityHQ and is responsible for the delivery and management of various SOC services, including MDR, EDR, MEPP, Vulnerability Management, and Firewall Management, to clients across the UK, EU and US. Renz utilizes a variety of tools to identify vulnerabilities and implement solutions that protect against advanced persistent threats and other forms of cyber-attacks. His experience working with a wide range of organizations has given him the ability to understand their unique security needs and tailor recommendations accordingly.

‘You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.’ - Christopher Columbus

Lavannya S Daga

Senior Cyber Security Manager

As Service Delivery Manager, Lavannya is responsible for handling and translating customer requirements into working instructions for delivery, mitigation, and escalation.

With a wide range of experience in Service Management across the IT industry, Lavannya aids the continual improvements of services in a multitude of sectors, including banking, aviation, and mobile telecommunications, by building and maintaining customer relationships, and collaborating with stakeholders,  to ensure that quality services are delivered.

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within your strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the word" - Harriet Tubman

Ashwini Dhanvijay

Regional Sales Lead

Ashwini is responsible for the Business Development for SecurityHQ’s APAC region. She specialises in market research and sales strategy, and her responsibilities include engaging with clients and understanding their business needs, to maintain and build on relationships to meet organisational and business goals.

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” - Stephen Hawking

Samantha Hunt

Regional Sales Lead

Based in New York, Samantha is responsible for leading Business Development for SecurityHQ in the Americas. Samantha has a successful background of 7+ years in technology sales and sales management, most recently with Gartner. She has joined SecurityHQ to continue helping clients find solutions to challenges that are impacting their businesses, providing advisory support and prescriptive advice that build long-term, trust based relationships.

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." -Walt Disney

Nitin Kardile

Subject Matter Expert – (NDR)

With over 7+ years of experience in system, network administration, security incident detection, analysis, response and remediation, device management, and content management for different SIEM and NDR products, Nitin is responsible for security incident response and expertise in NDR products for SecurityHQ’s managed services.

“Coming together should be considered something positive for people and communities. When thoughts come together, that can be more positive than an individual thought.” ― Amitabh Bachchan

George Kitson

Associate Partner Manager

Based in London, George is responsible for managing and developing SecurityHQ’s long-lasting partnership channels in the UK. With a MA in International Security, his passion for exploring how the threat landscape impacts government and business challenges, has led him to the world of cyber security. George’s drive for nurturing and enabling business relationships has helped fortify the growing stream of clients seeking SecurityHQ’s valued managed security services.

"Success is the sum of small efforts - repeated day in and day out" - Robert Collier

Dipti Kuche

Senior Graphic Designer

With over 6 years’ experience as a visual designer, and a First-Class Masters Degree in Fine Art, Dipti is a proficient creative graphic designer, with innovative ideas and unique approaches to visuals. Her expertise covers designing native and responsive user interfaces for Mobile and Web Apps and graphic designing for newsletters, posters, brochure design iconography, infographics, and power point presentations to support and convey SecurityHQ’s brand identity.

‘Art is a line around your thoughts.’― Gustav Klimt

Vikas Lokhande

Senior Manager – Incident Responder Specialist

With a deep understanding and practical experience of both networks and security, Vikas specialises in managing and monitoring elements including use case creation and deployment in SIEM, endpoint protection devices, such as Carbon black and Bitdefender, Firewall (such as PaloAlto, checkpoint and fortigate, and Artificial Intelligence devices, such as Darktrace and Vectra. As a cog to many areas of the SecurityHQ team, he is a firm believer of group collaboration to aid in the development of SecurityHQ security, and to deliver the best possible service.

"To me, the glass is always half full, never half empty." -Eddie money

Sam Mannox

Cyber Security Manager

As one of SecurityHQ’s Cyber Security Managers, Sam has experience in protecting businesses and organisations from cyber threats. He has knowledge of industry-specific regulations and best practices, combined with modern security technologies. He specialises in identifying vulnerabilities and implementing solutions to mitigate risk and protect sensitive data. His ability to think strategically, as well as his attention to detail and problem-solving skills make him an effective Cyber Security Manager and Pen tester, to help companies navigate the ever-evolving landscape of cyber security.

“Cyber security is not an option, it's a necessity."- anonymous

Leonardo Maroso

Digital Marketing Manager

As Digital Marketing Manager, Leonardo is responsible for planning, executing and delivering all SecurityHQ’s digital marketing campaigns (PPC, display, social advertising, media buying), as well as overseeing the company CRM and email communications.

With an MBA and strong Marketing & Media experience across multiple industries, Leonardo is highly skilled in marketing automation, SEM/SEO, on-landing page strategy, audience segmentation, branding, marketing analytics and attribution.

"You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Syed Mujtaba

Business Development Manager

With a Bachelor’s in Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration, Mujtaba is responsible as business development manager at SecurityHQ. He started his career in cybersecurity with a leading distributor in the MEA region. Upholding a consultative approach to the end user and partners in the region, Mujtaba understands partner demands and proposes solutions & technologies accordingly.

“Knowledge speaks. Wisdom listens. Action wins.” - Grant Cardone

Dennis Munro

Business Development Representative

Dennis Munro is a Business Development Representative who drives new business through a multi-channel approach, focused on developing quality accounts, while informing prospective clients around the various ways he, and the SecurityHQ team, can provide support. He currently leads the outbound process in the UK, working closely with other members of the global sales team. He responds to inbound requests, qualifies them, and guides them towards the SecurityHQ sales process. Dennis also provides support to the MEA region, prospecting new business in a region that is experiencing rapid growth. To do this, he works closely with regional managers to develop a slick and informative sales strategy, helping to train new joiners.

Intuition is the key to everything, in painting, filmmaking, business - everything.’ – David Lynch

Reza Razmi

Senior Cyber Security Manager

As a Senior Cyber Security Manager, Reza has a strong background in information technology. He has a degree in Computer Science, and holds multiple security certifications, including Security+, CySA+ and CSAP. He possesses excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and is passionate about staying up to date with the latest developments in the cybersecurity field, to improve the security posture of the organizations he supports.

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” - Tony Robbins

Islam Rashad

Regional Presales Lead

Based in London, Islam Rashad has the responsibility of working as Regional Presales Lead, looking after SecurityHQ Presales Team and the SecurityHQ UK Local and Global channel partners and customers to ensure that SecurityHQ team is always capable of helping partners and customers in tackling the dynamically changing business/technical challenges of cyber security.

He has over 14 years’ experience of helping customers across different industry verticals and all sizes in managing their digital risk by having the required SOC solutions in place to gain best visibility for protecting their environment(s) against various types of threats and maintaining compliance. By delivering technical sales,  Security consultancy projects, XDR, SIEM, EDR, UEBA, NDR, IR and SOAR solutions design and implementations. He recently left the RSA Security Sales Engineering team, in which he specialised in Threat Detection and Response.

Islam has endless appetite to learn, and advise customers on what can precisely fit into their technical and business requirements. He has more than 15 industry certifications in IT and Security domains. His years of experience in the field combined with his knowledge makes him well equipped in understanding customer requirements, and position solutions to provide the highest degree of visibility and control over digital risk.

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” - Michael Jordan

Ali Al-Rubaye

Senior Cyber Security Manager

Ali is one of SecurityHQ’s Service Delivery Managers (SDM) who ensures the effective delivery of cyber services to clients across the globe. Ali works with a team of 200+ experts to achieve successful daily operations and onboarding. With an MSc in Information and Communications Engineering from the University of Leicester, he thrives in a busy and pressurised environment, to meet ad-hoc and regular deadlines, and consistently upholds communication and organisation skills while multitasking and prioritising workloads, to consider issues from the customer’s perspective.

'I say what I mean and I do what I say.' - Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino, Heat)

Raj Sandhu

Pre-Sales Engineer

With a bachelors in Computer Science, Raj is responsible for Technical Pre-Sales at SecurityHQ in the Middle East region, based out in Dubai. He started his career as a Cybersecurity consultant at IBM, upholding a consultative selling approach and has 4 years’ experience in the Industry. He enjoys learning about new technologies, particularly within Cloud Security, and takes pride in qualifying and solutioning customer requirements.

‘Luck is where opportunity meets preparation.’ – Denzel Washington

Sameer Shaikh

Subject Matter Expert - Azure

With over 9 years of experience in differing areas of cyber security, Network Security, and Customer Management for industry leaders, Sameer specializes in integration, onboarding, managing, and monitoring use case creation and deployment in Microsoft Sentinel and Microsoft Defender products. He has extensive experience working effectively within a multidisciplinary team and ensures a coordinated approach to information security incident investigation.

“Fast success builds ego, slow success builds character. Just keep on pushing, keep on going, and be persistent with your goals.” -Anonymous

Kirsty Sowunmi

Pre-Sales Technician

Kirsty is SecurityHQ’s Pre-Sales Technical Engineer, based out of London. With a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science her interests include cryptography and access control. With experience in risk architecture and management, she now combines both her passion of Cybersecurity and interpersonal skills to construct solidified security solutions to meet business requirements as well as compliance standards. As a Pre-Sales Engineer her main objective is to ensure that clients are provided with a clear and comprehensive design solution to underpin and define their security needs.

'The road to success and the road to failure are almost always the same' - Colin R. Davis

Apurva Tikoo

Senior Cyber Security Manager

As a Service delivery Manager for APAC region, Apurva is responsible for the end-to-end delivery of services, handling client issues, escalations and queries. She is also responsible for internal communication between different teams and clients. As well as the analysis of data for all clients, and the management and handling of the reporting team, with regards to the delivery of reports into the production environment on a timely basis.

‘Winners are not those who never fail but those who never quit.’ - Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.

Daniel Toth

Security Evangelist

Daniel is an accomplished, results-driven Sales and IT Professional with over 12 years of experience in designing and implementing secure, robust solutions for small, mid-sized, and enterprise companies. He is a driven and motivated individual with strong leadership and entrepreneurial skills, with a proven ability to help SME based customers and channel partners utilize security software solutions to benefit business needs and meet regulatory compliance. Daniel has experience in delivering multiple SaaS services including EPP/EDR, VM, SIEM, MDR, & Firewall, which help him to understand customer requirements and deliver value-based solutions in diverse business environments.

“You commit yourself to such a level where there is no compromise. You give everything you have, everything, absolutely everything.” – Ayrton Senna

Johnny Witt

Chief Information Officer

Johnny has over 25 years’ worth of experience in Cyber Security and Development, and acts as the Principal Threat Advisor for SecurityHQ’s SOC and contributes to the SecurityHQ Labs team. He specialises in Research and Development for next generation IT Security products, and has an incredible depth of knowledge and experience with real-world threat actors, exploits and attack methods. He built the first OpenDNS (type) infrastructure, and has many years’ experience in detecting and responding to threats.

"Nothing is impossible. Impossible just takes a bit longer" - Dan Brown
Feras Tappuni
Feras Tappuni
Chris Cheyne
Chris Cheyne
Sanket Khanolkar
Sanket Khanolkar
Priyanka Agarwal
Priyanka Agarwal
Farhan Baig
Farhan Baig
Claudia Banks
Claudia Banks
Radmila Blazheska
Radmila Blazheska
Nilesh Burghate
Nilesh Burghate
Mahesh Chindarkar
Mahesh Chindarkar
Aaron Hambleton
Aaron Hambleton
Doug Herbert
Doug Herbert
Priyanka Lakhe
Priyanka Lakhe
Anton Makarychev
Anton Makarychev
Jaibharath Subburathinam
Jaibharath Subburathinam
Gillian Tappuni
Gillian Tappuni
Manasi Vaidya
Manasi Vaidya
Deodatta Wandhekar
Deodatta Wandhekar
Mohammed Abin
Mohammed Abin
Aakash Agarwal
Aakash Agarwal
Eleanor Barlow
Eleanor Barlow
Josh Bhere
Josh Bhere
Swapnil Bhosale
Swapnil Bhosale
Joseph Cawley
Joseph Cawley
Vitaliy Chetvertakov
Vitaliy Chetvertakov
Vanashree Chowdhary
Vanashree Chowdhary
Renz Crammond
Renz Crammond
Lavannya S Daga
Lavannya S Daga
Ashwini Dhanvijay
Ashwini Dhanvijay
Samantha Hunt
Samantha Hunt
Nitin Kardile
Nitin Kardile
George Kitson
George Kitson
Dipti Kuche
Dipti Kuche
Vikas Lokhande
Vikas Lokhande
Sam Mannox
Sam Mannox
Leonardo Maroso
Leonardo Maroso
Syed Mujtaba
Syed Mujtaba
Dennis Munro
Dennis Munro
Reza Razmi
Reza Razmi
Islam Rashad
Islam Rashad
Ali Al-Rubaye
Ali Al-Rubaye
Raj Sandhu
Raj Sandhu
Sameer Shaikh
Sameer Shaikh
Kirsty Sowunmi
Kirsty Sowunmi
Apurva Tikoo
Apurva Tikoo
Daniel Toth
Daniel Toth
Johnny Witt
Johnny Witt
Feras Tappuni
Feras Tappuni
CEO
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Feras Tappuni
CEO

Feras Tappuni is the CEO and founder of SecurityHQ and is responsible for overseeing all the technical and financial aspects of the company. With over 25 years’ experience, he has dedicated his life to cyber security and is driven by the desire to offer his clients the highest degree of protection against today’s cyber threats. Feras has delivered complex security and engineering projects to prestigious clients globally. From harnessing the right technology, processes and people, he ensures that SecurityHQ delivers a truly enterprise grade experience.

When you have a decision to make, you can do one of three things. Make the right decision. Make the wrong decision. Make no decision. The right decision is the right decision. The wrong decision, in most cases, you can fix. No decision, you can do nothing with.
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Chris Cheyne
SOC Director & Chief Security Officer
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Chris Cheyne
SOC Director & Chief Security Officer

Chris Cheyne is the SOC Director and CTO for SecurityHQ. Responsible for operating six global Security Operation Centres, Chris specialises in threat hunting and intelligence, endpoint detection and response, SOC monitoring, behavioural analytics, EUBA, SIEM and more. With over 12 years of experience in security operations and management services, his objective is to place the power of his SOC team into his clients’ hands, and to provide complete visibility of security events and threats within their environments. Chris has been pivotal in building SecurityHQ’s capabilities in Managed Security Services, and has experience in delivering SOC detection and response services for household names across multiple sectors, including Finance, Insurance, Healthcare, Retail, Aviation and Education. With an industry-leading team of  analysts behind him, he ensures that clients receive the highest degree of protection against today’s cyber threats.

‘By endurance we conquer’ - Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
Sanket Khanolkar
Sanket Khanolkar
COO
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Sanket Khanolkar
COO

Sanket plays an integral part in the management, operations and business development at SecurityHQ. He has a proven track record of building successful strategic alliances which have enabled SecurityHQ to increase its global footprint. As the COO, he is based in the Global Security Operations Centre in India and is responsible for building and maintaining a world-class Global SOC and expert team of Security Analysts. Today, the Global SOC in Pune is recognised as one of the best Security Operation Centres in India, for its cutting-edge services to clients across the Globe.

"The biggest Adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams." -Oprah Winfrey
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Priyanka Agarwal
Head – CSM & Data Analytics
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Priyanka Agarwal
Head – CSM & Data Analytics

With a double masters in IT and Business, Priyanka is experienced with all levels of IT security, from client facing roles, to hands on technical abilities. She is responsible for securing client accounts, their IT infrastructure through SecurityHQ’s SIEM, and utilising the leading software products on the market today.

Through client feedback and solutions upgrading, and with a team of over 40 international staff, Priyanka continually works on improving the service offered by SecurityHQ. To ensure that clients receive the highest level of service that is available 24/7 from a globally integrated team.

"Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself"– Harvey Specter
Farhan Baig
Farhan Baig
Lead ICT Business Consultant
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Farhan Baig
Lead ICT Business Consultant

Farhan is a seasoned, proactive self-starter with a wide range of experience in cyber security, and infrastructure transformation. With more than 12 years’ experience in the IT sector, and 8 years of managerial experience, his operational expertise, strong stakeholder management skills, and leadership skills drive results.

Farhan specializes in problem-solving and analyzing complex issues to develop effective solutions. He manages complicated projects and develops and executes action plans for completing projects.

In addition, Farhan oversees the data analysis of incident and threat response. He manages budgets, including planning and forecasting, and continuously reviews, improves, and executes business policies and procedures. Resolving varied problems and conducting internal audits as needed.

“Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up” - Isabelle Lafleche
Claudia Banks
Claudia Banks
Head of Sales EMEA & APAC
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Claudia Banks
Head of Sales EMEA & APAC
As Head of Sales EMEA & APAC, Claudia is responsible for the Sales and Business Development at SecurityHQ. With 6+ years sales experience, she recently left Gartner, where she specialised in implementing sales strategies that drove profitable growth for a plethora of clients. She combines a passion for technology and creativity which has created long lasting relationships with her clients. Claudia’s main goal when working with a customer is to understand the challenges they face and to create the best solution to not only help the business but also the personal goals of her clients.
“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time." -Steve Jobs
Radmila Blazheska
Radmila Blazheska
CMO
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Radmila Blazheska
CMO

As CMO, Radmila is responsible for SecurityHQ’s global marketing and communications strategy. This includes new commercial strategies, product launches, events, webinars and marketing campaigns, along with developing digital and print content streams, and leading internal re-branding projects.

Radmila is a Keynote Speaker and Branding Strategist with focus on Marketing Technology and Demand Generation. She is also a frequent conference speaker and media commentator.

With over 18 years’ experience leading marketing and sales teams, delivering multi-million-pound growth and profitability along the way, she is an accomplished senior marketer with proven success in both B2B and B2C environments.

Radmila holds an MSc in International Marketing from the University of London, is proficient in content development, subscription web-based services, advertising, and the media sector. And is agile across RPA, Cyber Security, software-based technology and market research industries.

"After all, tomorrow is another day!"– Scarlett O’Hara, Gone with the Wind.
Nilesh Burghate
Nilesh Burghate
Head – Product Management & Advisory, CISO
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Nilesh Burghate
Head – Product Management & Advisory, CISO

As Head- Global SOC, Nilesh leads SecurityHQ’s 24/7 Global Security Operations Centre. With over 16 years of extensive experience in cyber security implementation, consulting, governance, risk management and compliance, he is responsible for managing SecurityHQ’s highly skilled and experienced SOC team, so that the very best services in cyber innovation are delivered.

"Do or do not. There is no try."— Yoda
Mahesh Chindarkar
Mahesh Chindarkar
Head of IT Global Infrastructure
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Mahesh Chindarkar
Head of IT Global Infrastructure

With over 25 years of IT industry experience, Mahesh Heads the Global IT Infrastructure Domain. He is responsible for the overall Information Technology vision, roadmap and execution for SecurityHQ. Mahesh brings rich IT experience from world leaders likes IBM, Parker Hannifin, Coforge etc, where he held multiple roles during his tenure. He has conducted many successful IT Transformation programs and initiatives across commercial enterprises and public sector clients. As an experienced IT professional, he has directly influenced IT culture in On-Premises, Cloud Computing and Enterprise Software across various High-Tech Clients across the Globe.

“To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion towards your Goal” - A.P.J Abdul Kalam
Aaron Hambleton
Aaron Hambleton
Director for Middle East & Africa
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Aaron Hambleton
Director for Middle East & Africa

Aaron is based in Dubai and is the Director for Middle East & Africa. With 11+ years of industry experience, he has worked in a wide range of industry sectors, including Financial Services, Retail, Insurance, Government, and Telecommunications. Aaron is a GIAC Certified Defence Analyst (GCDA), and has extensive knowledge in incident response, threat hunting, vulnerability management, cyber security operations, threat intelligence, and cyber security consultancy.

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity” - Seneca
Doug Herbert
Doug Herbert
Head of Operational Support
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Doug Herbert
Head of Operational Support

As Head of Operational Support, Doug has over 20 years of management experience from multiple industries, primarily within the active-leisure industry. With extensive exposure to managing operations and strategic operations, Doug project manages dynamic situations which occur in the shadows of SecurityHQ, helping to remove barriers, stoppers, and hold-ups. Doug specialises in risk management, project planning, strategic planning, and cross-functional team leadership to ensure that the SecurityHQ team functions at its best.

`If you do the same thing over and over again you cannot ever expect a different outcome.’ - Albert Einstein
Priyanka Lakhe
Priyanka Lakhe
Learning & Development Manager
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Priyanka Lakhe
Learning & Development Manager

As Learning & Development Manager, Priyanka Lakhe is a passionate speaker with a result oriented approach on creating a robust platform of immense learning. She is IIM-C Certified in ‘Communication Strategies for Corporate Leaders’ and has over 10 years of L&D expertise across various industries, including IT, Sales, Engineering & Automobile. She is highly skilled in applying learning strategies, training need analysis, effective training delivery, change management, and measuring the learning impact to nurture employee talent and drive results for SecurityHQ. She leads the global E-learning vertical, to increase the adoption funnel and encourage proficient talent across SecurityHQ.

“Change is the end result of all true learning.”- Leo Buscaglia
Anton Makarychev
Anton Makarychev
Head of Manage and Audit
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Anton Makarychev
Head of Manage and Audit

Anton has over 15+ years of experience within the Information Security Industry in different roles, including Security Engineer, Security Analyst, Architect and Team Lead. This broad experience in different companies has helped him strengthen his skills in different fields of information security, including:

– Network security risk assessment, development and implementation (CCSM certified)
– Web and Infrastructure penetration testing, threat hunting (OSCP, CCPE-W certified)
– Information security audit and vulnerability analysis in diverse environments (including web and cloud-based) (OWASP, NSA guidelines and others)
– Information security systems administration (NGFW, EDR, XDR, PAM, NAC, SIEM and others)
– Team leading and project management skills

As a Head of Manage and Audit, Anton is responsible for Cybersecurity Device Management, Vulnerability Analysis and Penetration Testing. His day-to-day responsibilities also include conducting routine Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing, Application Security, Infrastructure Security, Cybersecurity Device management, Perform Risk Analysis from threats detected and to review and publish high quality reports to our customers as well as quality assurance and CDM/VAPT directions development.

“Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.” - Theodore Roosevelt
Jaibharath Subburathinam
Jaibharath Subburathinam
Head of Platform Engineering
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Jaibharath Subburathinam
Head of Platform Engineering

Technically sophisticated and business savvy, Jaibharath has both the education and hands on experience in planning, designing, implementing, and administrating ICT & cyber security infrastructure.

As a specialist, he is highly skilled in applying advanced technology and business solutions to meet a diversity of needs. And manages his global team in a multitude of areas. Including IT Infrastructure and Network Administration, capacity planning, risk assessment, operations intelligence, firewall and vulnerability management, end point security management, ISO, policies and much more.

"Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached." ― Swami Vivekananda
Gillian Tappuni
Gillian Tappuni
Head - Finance & Chief HR Office
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Gillian Tappuni
Head - Finance & Chief HR Office

Based in Dubai, Gillian is responsible for HR functions and the financial management of over 200+ employees located across the UK, UAE and India.

From the recruitment process, to onboarding, to managing payroll and travel, Gillian’s actions ensure the well-being of SecurityHQ employees around the world.

With the financial oversight of the company, her responsibilities include the management of all accounting staff, and liaising with global directors and CFO’s to maximise efficiency.

"Smile and the world smiles with you"
Manasi Vaidya
Manasi Vaidya
Head - Human Resources
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Manasi Vaidya
Head - Human Resources

With over 22 years of experience, Manasi heads the Global Human Resources function for Security HQ. Manasi in her role is responsible for the overall Human Resource and Recruitment function.
Manasi brings rich HR experience from world leaders like, Fujitsu Consulting India, Fujitsu Limited US, Intellect Design Arena, Coforge etc. She has managed Performance Management, Reward and Recognition, Rebadging, Company Acquisition, International Movements – Inbound and Outbound, Talent acquisition, Compensation, Employee Engagement, HR Systems, Training, and Induction.

‘The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection [...] is what gives a meaning to our life' - Logan Pearsall Smith
Deodatta Wandhekar
Deodatta Wandhekar
Head of Global SOC
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Deodatta Wandhekar
Head of Global SOC

As GSOC Manager, Deodatta’s experience encompasses network security device management, SOC incident management, SIEM consultation and Firewall Audits. He is a GCIH certified professional and specialise in risk, incident and technical content management, and is responsible for managing SecurityHQ’s Global SOC operations, and India SOC Team.

Cyber Threats are sophisticated and co-ordinated. To defy these, we need a strong team which capitalises on the experience of incident handling. Clients need to be prepared.  Deodatta brings out this proactive approach from his SOC team, to help protect clients from growing cyber threats.

"The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur." – Elon Musk
Mohammed Abin
Mohammed Abin
Security Assessment Lead
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Mohammed Abin
Security Assessment Lead

Abin is based in Dubai and leads the security assessment team at SecurityHQ.
He started his career as a security consultant and was responsible for performing security assessments for major fintech organisations across GCC. He manages the global team of pen testers and ensures the quality of the SecurityHQ security assessments.

‘If I can see it and believe it, then I can achieve it.’ - Arnold Schwarzenegger
Aakash Agarwal
Aakash Agarwal
Senior Manager - Incident Handler Specialist
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Aakash Agarwal
Senior Manager - Incident Handler Specialist

With 8+ Years of experience in the Cyber Security Domain, Aakash is responsible for incident handling, incident response and guiding organizations to follow the best security practices. He specializes in Endpoint Detection and Response, Network Firewalls, and Artificial intelligence tools, and plays an important role in mentoring and empowering people to achieve their goals within the organisation.

“You didn't come this far to only come this far.”- Matthew Reilly
Eleanor Barlow
Eleanor Barlow
Content Manager
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Eleanor Barlow
Content Manager

Based in London, Eleanor is an experienced named author and ghost writer, who specialises in researching and reporting on the latest in cyber security intelligence, developing trends and security insights.

As a skilled Content Manager, she is responsible for SecurityHQ’s content strategy. This includes generating and coordinating content for the latest articles, press releases, whitepapers, case studies, website copy, social accounts, newsletters, threat intelligence and more.

Eleanor holds a first-class degree in English Literature, and an MA from the University of Bristol. She has strong experience writing in B2B environments, as well as for wider technology-based research projects.

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing”- Benjamin Franklin
Josh Bhere
Josh Bhere
Presales Security Solutions Engineer
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Josh Bhere
Presales Security Solutions Engineer

Josh Bhere is a Presales Security Solution Engineer, based in the London office, and is a recent graduate from the University of Westminster, holding a BA in Network Security. His main passions within cyber security are exploits and vulnerabilities, ethical hacking, and blockchain development. He enjoys translating his technical understanding to non-technical people within the customer facing side of the SecurityHQ presales team.

"Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced" - Søren Kierkegaard
Swapnil Bhosale
Swapnil Bhosale
Senior Manager – Forensics Specialist
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Swapnil Bhosale
Senior Manager – Forensics Specialist

As Security consultant, Swapnil has a vast amount of hands on experience with various SIEM tools, network, email security gateways and endpoint security devices. As a result, he is responsible for the analysis, investigation and response to security incidents, and specialises in developing use cases and contents in SIEM, and implementing policies on security devices. Policies that add a crucial extra layer of defence in the network.

"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Joseph Cawley
Joseph Cawley
Business Development Representative
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Joseph Cawley
Business Development Representative

Based out of the US, Joseph is a Business Development Representative responsible for identifying ideal customers by initiating exploratory calls with prospects in the Americas Region. He graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Masters of Science in Cyber Security and Data Security, giving him a unique set of skills that are beneficial to the teams technical knowledge.

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful”-Joshua J. Marine
Vitaliy Chetvertakov
Vitaliy Chetvertakov
Head of Security Content Engineering
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Vitaliy Chetvertakov
Head of Security Content Engineering

Vitaliy manages the automation of incident handling processes and creation of detection and correlation rules. His experience helps increase SecurityHQ SOC productivity and increase efficiency in incident handling and response, to provide the best service to our clients and help them automate their processes. The number and quality of attacks is constantly growing, and to remain effective and have time to defend against them, means that automation is vital.

Vanashree Chowdhary
Vanashree Chowdhary
Marketing & Communications Designer
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Vanashree Chowdhary
Marketing & Communications Designer

As Marketing and Communications Designer, Vanashree is responsible for designing internal and external marketing and sales communications for SecurityHQ, including social media graphics, marketing emails, branded marketing collateral and infographics. She has previously designed banners and stands for various conferences SecurityHQ has exhibited at. She also curates Cyber security Awareness campaigns for clients and employees.

With a B.Des in Design, Vanashree is adept at using various digital design and UI/UX software, including the adobe suite.

"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." - Maya Angelou
Renz Crammond
Renz Crammond
Cyber Security Manager
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Renz Crammond
Cyber Security Manager

Renz Crammond is a Cyber Security Manager at SecurityHQ and is responsible for the delivery and management of various SOC services, including MDR, EDR, MEPP, Vulnerability Management, and Firewall Management, to clients across the UK, EU and US. Renz utilizes a variety of tools to identify vulnerabilities and implement solutions that protect against advanced persistent threats and other forms of cyber-attacks. His experience working with a wide range of organizations has given him the ability to understand their unique security needs and tailor recommendations accordingly.

‘You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.’ - Christopher Columbus
Lavannya S Daga
Lavannya S Daga
Senior Cyber Security Manager
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Lavannya S Daga
Senior Cyber Security Manager

As Service Delivery Manager, Lavannya is responsible for handling and translating customer requirements into working instructions for delivery, mitigation, and escalation.

With a wide range of experience in Service Management across the IT industry, Lavannya aids the continual improvements of services in a multitude of sectors, including banking, aviation, and mobile telecommunications, by building and maintaining customer relationships, and collaborating with stakeholders,  to ensure that quality services are delivered.

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within your strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the word" - Harriet Tubman
Ashwini Dhanvijay
Ashwini Dhanvijay
Regional Sales Lead
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Ashwini Dhanvijay
Regional Sales Lead

Ashwini is responsible for the Business Development for SecurityHQ’s APAC region. She specialises in market research and sales strategy, and her responsibilities include engaging with clients and understanding their business needs, to maintain and build on relationships to meet organisational and business goals.

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” - Stephen Hawking
Samantha Hunt
Samantha Hunt
Regional Sales Lead
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Samantha Hunt
Regional Sales Lead

Based in New York, Samantha is responsible for leading Business Development for SecurityHQ in the Americas. Samantha has a successful background of 7+ years in technology sales and sales management, most recently with Gartner. She has joined SecurityHQ to continue helping clients find solutions to challenges that are impacting their businesses, providing advisory support and prescriptive advice that build long-term, trust based relationships.

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." -Walt Disney
Nitin Kardile
Nitin Kardile
Subject Matter Expert – (NDR)
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Nitin Kardile
Subject Matter Expert – (NDR)

With over 7+ years of experience in system, network administration, security incident detection, analysis, response and remediation, device management, and content management for different SIEM and NDR products, Nitin is responsible for security incident response and expertise in NDR products for SecurityHQ’s managed services.

“Coming together should be considered something positive for people and communities. When thoughts come together, that can be more positive than an individual thought.” ― Amitabh Bachchan
George Kitson
George Kitson
Associate Partner Manager
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George Kitson
Associate Partner Manager

Based in London, George is responsible for managing and developing SecurityHQ’s long-lasting partnership channels in the UK. With a MA in International Security, his passion for exploring how the threat landscape impacts government and business challenges, has led him to the world of cyber security. George’s drive for nurturing and enabling business relationships has helped fortify the growing stream of clients seeking SecurityHQ’s valued managed security services.

"Success is the sum of small efforts - repeated day in and day out" - Robert Collier
Dipti Kuche
Dipti Kuche
Senior Graphic Designer
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Dipti Kuche
Senior Graphic Designer

With over 6 years’ experience as a visual designer, and a First-Class Masters Degree in Fine Art, Dipti is a proficient creative graphic designer, with innovative ideas and unique approaches to visuals. Her expertise covers designing native and responsive user interfaces for Mobile and Web Apps and graphic designing for newsletters, posters, brochure design iconography, infographics, and power point presentations to support and convey SecurityHQ’s brand identity.

‘Art is a line around your thoughts.’― Gustav Klimt
Vikas Lokhande
Vikas Lokhande
Senior Manager – Incident Responder Specialist
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Vikas Lokhande
Senior Manager – Incident Responder Specialist

With a deep understanding and practical experience of both networks and security, Vikas specialises in managing and monitoring elements including use case creation and deployment in SIEM, endpoint protection devices, such as Carbon black and Bitdefender, Firewall (such as PaloAlto, checkpoint and fortigate, and Artificial Intelligence devices, such as Darktrace and Vectra. As a cog to many areas of the SecurityHQ team, he is a firm believer of group collaboration to aid in the development of SecurityHQ security, and to deliver the best possible service.

"To me, the glass is always half full, never half empty." -Eddie money
Sam Mannox
Sam Mannox
Cyber Security Manager
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Sam Mannox
Cyber Security Manager

As one of SecurityHQ’s Cyber Security Managers, Sam has experience in protecting businesses and organisations from cyber threats. He has knowledge of industry-specific regulations and best practices, combined with modern security technologies. He specialises in identifying vulnerabilities and implementing solutions to mitigate risk and protect sensitive data. His ability to think strategically, as well as his attention to detail and problem-solving skills make him an effective Cyber Security Manager and Pen tester, to help companies navigate the ever-evolving landscape of cyber security.

“Cyber security is not an option, it's a necessity."- anonymous
Leonardo Maroso
Leonardo Maroso
Digital Marketing Manager
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Leonardo Maroso
Digital Marketing Manager

As Digital Marketing Manager, Leonardo is responsible for planning, executing and delivering all SecurityHQ’s digital marketing campaigns (PPC, display, social advertising, media buying), as well as overseeing the company CRM and email communications.

With an MBA and strong Marketing & Media experience across multiple industries, Leonardo is highly skilled in marketing automation, SEM/SEO, on-landing page strategy, audience segmentation, branding, marketing analytics and attribution.

"You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Syed Mujtaba
Syed Mujtaba
Business Development Manager
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Syed Mujtaba
Business Development Manager

With a Bachelor’s in Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration, Mujtaba is responsible as business development manager at SecurityHQ. He started his career in cybersecurity with a leading distributor in the MEA region. Upholding a consultative approach to the end user and partners in the region, Mujtaba understands partner demands and proposes solutions & technologies accordingly.

“Knowledge speaks. Wisdom listens. Action wins.” - Grant Cardone
Dennis Munro
Dennis Munro
Business Development Representative
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Dennis Munro
Business Development Representative

Dennis Munro is a Business Development Representative who drives new business through a multi-channel approach, focused on developing quality accounts, while informing prospective clients around the various ways he, and the SecurityHQ team, can provide support. He currently leads the outbound process in the UK, working closely with other members of the global sales team. He responds to inbound requests, qualifies them, and guides them towards the SecurityHQ sales process. Dennis also provides support to the MEA region, prospecting new business in a region that is experiencing rapid growth. To do this, he works closely with regional managers to develop a slick and informative sales strategy, helping to train new joiners.

Intuition is the key to everything, in painting, filmmaking, business - everything.’ – David Lynch
Reza Razmi
Reza Razmi
Senior Cyber Security Manager
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Reza Razmi
Senior Cyber Security Manager

As a Senior Cyber Security Manager, Reza has a strong background in information technology. He has a degree in Computer Science, and holds multiple security certifications, including Security+, CySA+ and CSAP. He possesses excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and is passionate about staying up to date with the latest developments in the cybersecurity field, to improve the security posture of the organizations he supports.

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” - Tony Robbins
Islam Rashad
Islam Rashad
Regional Presales Lead
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Islam Rashad
Regional Presales Lead

Based in London, Islam Rashad has the responsibility of working as Regional Presales Lead, looking after SecurityHQ Presales Team and the SecurityHQ UK Local and Global channel partners and customers to ensure that SecurityHQ team is always capable of helping partners and customers in tackling the dynamically changing business/technical challenges of cyber security.

He has over 14 years’ experience of helping customers across different industry verticals and all sizes in managing their digital risk by having the required SOC solutions in place to gain best visibility for protecting their environment(s) against various types of threats and maintaining compliance. By delivering technical sales,  Security consultancy projects, XDR, SIEM, EDR, UEBA, NDR, IR and SOAR solutions design and implementations. He recently left the RSA Security Sales Engineering team, in which he specialised in Threat Detection and Response.

Islam has endless appetite to learn, and advise customers on what can precisely fit into their technical and business requirements. He has more than 15 industry certifications in IT and Security domains. His years of experience in the field combined with his knowledge makes him well equipped in understanding customer requirements, and position solutions to provide the highest degree of visibility and control over digital risk.

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” - Michael Jordan
Ali Al-Rubaye
Ali Al-Rubaye
Senior Cyber Security Manager
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Ali Al-Rubaye
Senior Cyber Security Manager

Ali is one of SecurityHQ’s Service Delivery Managers (SDM) who ensures the effective delivery of cyber services to clients across the globe. Ali works with a team of 200+ experts to achieve successful daily operations and onboarding. With an MSc in Information and Communications Engineering from the University of Leicester, he thrives in a busy and pressurised environment, to meet ad-hoc and regular deadlines, and consistently upholds communication and organisation skills while multitasking and prioritising workloads, to consider issues from the customer’s perspective.

'I say what I mean and I do what I say.' - Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino, Heat)
Raj Sandhu
Raj Sandhu
Pre-Sales Engineer
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Raj Sandhu
Pre-Sales Engineer

With a bachelors in Computer Science, Raj is responsible for Technical Pre-Sales at SecurityHQ in the Middle East region, based out in Dubai. He started his career as a Cybersecurity consultant at IBM, upholding a consultative selling approach and has 4 years’ experience in the Industry. He enjoys learning about new technologies, particularly within Cloud Security, and takes pride in qualifying and solutioning customer requirements.

‘Luck is where opportunity meets preparation.’ – Denzel Washington
Sameer Shaikh
Sameer Shaikh
Subject Matter Expert - Azure
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Sameer Shaikh
Subject Matter Expert - Azure

With over 9 years of experience in differing areas of cyber security, Network Security, and Customer Management for industry leaders, Sameer specializes in integration, onboarding, managing, and monitoring use case creation and deployment in Microsoft Sentinel and Microsoft Defender products. He has extensive experience working effectively within a multidisciplinary team and ensures a coordinated approach to information security incident investigation.

“Fast success builds ego, slow success builds character. Just keep on pushing, keep on going, and be persistent with your goals.” -Anonymous
Kirsty Sowunmi
Kirsty Sowunmi
Pre-Sales Technician
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Kirsty Sowunmi
Pre-Sales Technician

Kirsty is SecurityHQ’s Pre-Sales Technical Engineer, based out of London. With a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science her interests include cryptography and access control. With experience in risk architecture and management, she now combines both her passion of Cybersecurity and interpersonal skills to construct solidified security solutions to meet business requirements as well as compliance standards. As a Pre-Sales Engineer her main objective is to ensure that clients are provided with a clear and comprehensive design solution to underpin and define their security needs.

'The road to success and the road to failure are almost always the same' - Colin R. Davis
Apurva Tikoo
Apurva Tikoo
Senior Cyber Security Manager
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Apurva Tikoo
Senior Cyber Security Manager

As a Service delivery Manager for APAC region, Apurva is responsible for the end-to-end delivery of services, handling client issues, escalations and queries. She is also responsible for internal communication between different teams and clients. As well as the analysis of data for all clients, and the management and handling of the reporting team, with regards to the delivery of reports into the production environment on a timely basis.

‘Winners are not those who never fail but those who never quit.’ - Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.
Daniel Toth
Daniel Toth
Security Evangelist
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Daniel Toth
Security Evangelist

Daniel is an accomplished, results-driven Sales and IT Professional with over 12 years of experience in designing and implementing secure, robust solutions for small, mid-sized, and enterprise companies. He is a driven and motivated individual with strong leadership and entrepreneurial skills, with a proven ability to help SME based customers and channel partners utilize security software solutions to benefit business needs and meet regulatory compliance. Daniel has experience in delivering multiple SaaS services including EPP/EDR, VM, SIEM, MDR, & Firewall, which help him to understand customer requirements and deliver value-based solutions in diverse business environments.

“You commit yourself to such a level where there is no compromise. You give everything you have, everything, absolutely everything.” – Ayrton Senna
Johnny Witt
Johnny Witt
Chief Information Officer
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Johnny Witt
Chief Information Officer

Johnny has over 25 years’ worth of experience in Cyber Security and Development, and acts as the Principal Threat Advisor for SecurityHQ’s SOC and contributes to the SecurityHQ Labs team. He specialises in Research and Development for next generation IT Security products, and has an incredible depth of knowledge and experience with real-world threat actors, exploits and attack methods. He built the first OpenDNS (type) infrastructure, and has many years’ experience in detecting and responding to threats.

"Nothing is impossible. Impossible just takes a bit longer" - Dan Brown