SPECIALISTS IN INFORMATION SECURITY & PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION
Our Head of Information Security Practice, Joe, is an accomplished Information Technology Professional, specialized in Information Security, Privacy Protection, IT Audit & Risk Management. He comes with 30+ years of expertise with MNCs in India and abroad in capacities like Head of Information Security & Head of IT.
He has been at strategic roles, driving Information Security, IT Risk & Governance, and digital transformation, across various corporates he has been involved with.
He helped various organizations in India and abroad implement Information Security, establish robust cybersecurity frameworks, establish teams, and got them certified on International Standards like ISO 27001, PCI DSS, GDPR etc.
Some of the large organizations he worked at senior roles include ‘MH Alshaya Retail WLL’ Kuwait as Head of Information Security and Head of IT (India), Galfar AlMisnad Engineering in Qatar as their Head of IT, NeST Information Technologies in Kochi as SBU Head responsible for India & Middle East.
Master from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore University.ISACA USA Certifications : CISA, CISM, CRISCISO Certifications: Registered Auditor – ISO 27001, ISO 27701, ISO 20000, ISO 22301HIPPA HITECH AccessorCertified Payment Card Industry Security Implementer (CPISI)XLRI, Jamshedpur – Executive Management Training
Director of ISACA Cochin Chapter
Managing Committee Member of Computer Society of India, Cochin
He is an Alumnus of BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore
Member & Director of Rotary Club of Kalamassery, Cochin
He is recipent of the CIO award 2018 in Doha, Qatar for his work on Digital Transformation at Galfar AlMisnad Engineering, Doha, Qatar.
Winner of UAE Emirates Award for highest score in CISM exam in Middle East, conducted by ISACA USA, 2007
“Joe Bastian is a highly qualified, talented and hardworking professional. His passion for Information Security Management is amazing. Having seen how Joe was driving ISO 27001 certification process in such a short span of time for the Alshaya Retail, an uphill task many felt initially, I have great respect and admiration for him. It is great pleasure working with such a committed and focused professional.”... Narayanan KR, Ex. Director, Alshaya Kuwait
“Joe is an experienced and mature manager. He combines detailed IT and IT-security knowledge with sensitivity and tenacity. Operates at the highest level of management, and is supportive to the COO, CIO and CFO. He ensures the company is operating at a professional level with regard to the IT-security requirements".... Bart Koops, Managing Director at Eagleville Group B.V
“I have worked with Joe on several security projects, most prominent being the implementation of ISO 27001 in Alshaya Retail. Information Security is Joe's passion and his enthusiasm rubs on everyone he interacts with. His detail-oriented approach and knowledge of various industry standards make him an excellent auditor.”....Kaisar Amin, Enterprise Architect, London
“Joe demonstrated proven knowledge in security process development and audit during his tenure at Agility. His contribution in mitigating the security gaps for the ISO controls, greatly helped in acquiring the ISO27001 certification”. ...Ghassan Farra, Ex. CIO, PWC Logistics, Kuwait
"Joe is a proactive and tireless contributor who would make a great addition to the organization. While were conducting ISMS audit, he was the main point of contact. Joe impressed all of us by handling such kind of challenging assignment very easily. Joe is dedicated & completes all his commitments on time and never failed to add a creative touch when appropriate".... Neeraj Goel, Internal Audit Professional at KNPC, Kuwait
"You count on Joe to get the job done right from the very beginning and also make it look quite easy. He is a cool professional who insists in getting complex projects defined and completed in the stipulated time. His passion for getting ISO 27001 requirements implemented within IT at Alshaya in a very short time has earned him a lot of respect from all his colleagues".... Anshuman Tripathy, IIM Amulmus, Associate Professor in Strategy