SPECIALITS IN INFORMATION SECURITY AUDIT ASSURANCE ADVISORY
CERTIFIED INFORMATION SYSTEMS AUDITOR (ISACA, USA)
CERTIFIED INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGER (ISACA, USA)
CERTIFIED IN RISK AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS CONTOLS (ISACA, USA)
IRCA (UK) REGISTERED LEAD AUDITOR INFORMATION SECURITY
CERTIFIED LEAD AUDITOR - ISO 27001
CERTIFIED LEAD AUDITOR – ISO 27701
CERTIFIED LEAD AUDITOR – ISO 22301
CERTFIED LEAD ASSESSOR - HIPAA
Our Founder - Joe Bastian, a Corporate Leader, who started his career as a Software Engineer in PCS Ltd. Mumbai in 1999 and who went on to take up corporate roles with MNCs as CISO & Head of IT Departments in India and Abroad.
His leadership experience spans 30+ years in Technology Systems Management, Application Design & Development, SAP, IT Risk Management, Systems Audits, ISO Certification Audits, Compliance.
He spearheaded the digital transformation for Galfar AlMisnad Engineering & Contracting WLL, a large engineering & contracting MNC in Doha; He won the CIO Award in 2018 in Qatar for his work on Digital Transformation at Galfar AlMisnad Engineering.
In 2014, he set up a Global IT Support Center in Bangalore for MH Alshaya Retail in Kuwait (the World's largest Franchisee Retailer with 65000 staff, 4000 retail stores & $6.5 billion topline) and transformed it to a World Class support facility, providing Global IT Support to the global retail operations of Alshaya. He managed a team of 150+ IT Professionals as Head of IT Division.
He served Alshaya Retail in Kuwait for 7 years as their Head of Information Security, responsible for 19 countries they operate in, including Kuwait, Russia, UK, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, to name a few.
“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