The fact that the world is rapidly embracing IT and adopting the internet as a way of life and considering that the word ‘e’ is beginning to dominate virtually every aspect of our existence, it is imperative that we secure the global information assets that are at great risk from security threats and related cyber crimes. With specific reference to India,
Information Technology has become the new mantra that everyone has started chanting. This has spread further with the unrivalled success of India’s software industry. This passionate infection has not only made the software sector one of the high value addition and net forex earners but has also created a history of sorts in the international arena with budding IT entrepreneurs from India. World over, and not just in India,
The software industry is undoubtedly at the top of every ones agenda, be it Governments, Businessmen, citizens, economists, civil servants or politicians. So what could be the mystery behind India’s success in providing efficient software IT security solutions. The answer lies in the unrelenting efforts and the passion with which budding Indian IT entrepreneurs have stormed on to the international stage with path breaking IT solutions. Featured below is one such workaholic techoprenuer.
Zaki Qureshey –Nickname (Caliph-Net) an independent computer security and digital intelligence consultant specializing in Curbing Cyber Crimes & Cyber Terrorism and is the Founder and Chairman of E2 Labs- a Hyderabad based IT security provider, which has been credited with starting the first school of ethical hacking in Asia. A fountain of talent, Mr. Zaki Qureshey is a post graduate with numerous international certifications to his credit that include CCSA, CCNA, MCSE, NCQE, CNS and CFE (U.S) to name a few. He also underwent the SANS GIAC/ GCSW training during his initial years in the field of IT. An avid cyber Security expert with significant experience in information systems and information security.
He has done extensive research on Network Security concentrating on social engineering to detect hackers and he is an authority on network security. His illustrious career spanning over a decade has been enriched with key assignments at prominent national and international organizations that include Computer information Technology and Union Carbide to name a few. In the last few years, Qureshey has traveled extensively and has been on a virtual whistle-stop tour conducting workshops and Guest lecturing at prominent institutions across India and Abroad such as Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, Administrative Staff College of India, State and Central Government Departments, Law Enforcement Agencies, N.P.A, Universities and Multinational IT companies and Several Countries Internationally. He regularly prepares thought provoking training material for national and international workshops designed for IT behemoths, Business leaders, Government organizations and budding IT entrepreneurs in the Asia- Pacific region.
The school of ethical hacking that he helped set up is a first-of-its kind school in Asia that has gained immense popularity for its path breaking efforts in the field of information security and has been making headlines in national and international journals such as the RED - HERRING US, WASHINGTON DC, ASIA WALL STREET JOURNAL, BUREAU OF NATIONAL AFFAIRS, THE ECONOMIC TIMES AND THE TIMES OF INDIA. The appreciation that has been pouring in from all quarters across the globe are epitomized by more then 670+ articles in International media that have featured E2-Labs and its school of ethical hacking. Mr.Qureshey’s vision is to convert this school of ethical hacking into a world-class university that provides cutting edge knowledge and expertise in information security.
Qureshey has been a strong advocate of information Security as the key to a more secure world during these testing times when Business, Governments and organizations across the world have been facing huge IT threats that have at times threatened to destroy countries and commerce. He has helped establish a progressive IT enterprise that is in sync with the Demands of the 21st century and has been a harbinger of IT Security ever since its inception .He has been spearheading a Campaign for greater awareness on information security through Extensive workshops/seminars across the world and is credited with transforming IT security into a more visible and imperative need. His deeds and achievements will encourage new Entrepreneurs to follow suit and his bold vision of catapulting his company to the league of global IT powers apart from his Cherished dream of transforming Hyderabad into the next cyber Security capital of Asia is truly commendable.