Block Armour is a cybersecurity startup focused on harnessing the potential of emerging technologies such as blockchain to counter growing cybersecurity challenges in bold new ways.
Cybersecurity solutions built on traditional technologies are struggling to keep pace and cybersecurity incidents continue to grow with escalating impact and costs that are often measured in the millions. Serious data breaches, major attacks and new vulnerabilities continue to plague enterprises across industry sectors. The Internet of Things adds a whole new dimension. The challenges are getting bigger, bolder and more complex, while the cost to secure assets continues to escalate.
Meanwhile, Blockchain technology has swiftly emerged in the past few years alongside the popularity of Bitcoin. Since its launch in 2009 as the underlying technology powering the Bitcoin payment system, blockchain development has seen a growing number of applications.
A cryptographic ledger comprising a digital log of transactions shared across a public or private network – the blockchain has been labelled as one of the most disruptive innovations since the advent of the internet. Open, secure and decentralized, the technology can help effectively address multiple InfoSec challenges. Blockchain has all the key ingredients to build a cybersecurity product.
Block Armour is a Mumbai, India based startup focused on harnessing the potential of blockchain technology to counter growing cybersecurity challenges in bold new ways.
The team has a rich mix of complementary thought leadership, cybersecurity expertise and global business acumen, which forms the cornerstone of the startup’s philosophy.
With more than 16 years of experience in the area of Cybersecurity, IT Governance, Risk & Compliance and IT Infrastructure, Narayan is an innovative thought leader responsible for strategizing, implementing and maturing Risk Management & Cybersecurity. With more than 16 years of experience in the area of Cyber Security, IT Governance, Risk & Compliance and IT Infrastructure, Narayan is an innovative thought leader responsible for strategizing, implementing and maturing Risk Management & CyberSecurity.
He was previously the CISO and Head – IT Risk & Compliance with India’s National Stock Exchange (NSE) – Technology. During his tenure at NSE, he built robust & successful organization-wide security programs, including “Governance, Risk and Compliance” and a Security Operations Center (SOC).He has been a visionary and driving force in building NSE’s IT Risk Management strat egic plan, roadmap, methodology, policies, organizational model, staffing, governance, and reporting from the ground up. He is a member of several cybersecurity forums such as World Federation of Exchanges, National Securities Depository Ltd. etc. Narayan is also an esteemed member of the ISMG Editorial Advisory Board.
With a background in Management Consulting, Floyd has over 16 years of international professional experience in setting up and growing international business practices as well as advising senior clients' executives on decisive topics. Blending a rich combination of intrapreneurship, management consulting and business development, Floyd's experience spans a variety of industry sectors and technology platforms with proven results in leading international cross-functional teams, operating within management matrices and collaborating with an ecosystem of partners that span the globe.
Floyd spent over eleven years with Capgemini in multiple roles setting up and orchestrating new global practices, most recently focused on helping clients harness the power of cloud computing for competitive advantage.
An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management - Bangalore, Floyd also holds a Master's Degree in Information Systems and has completed executive programs in social entrepreneurship and venture capital. He is also the co-founder of the Investrata Foundation.
A nexus of strong technical acumen, innovation and passion, Abhijit is a pioneer in cybersecurity with more than 10 years of professional experience. He is an expert in Threat Management, Incident Management, Incident Response and Cybersecurity Defense Strategies.
He was previously Head of Security Operations Centre (SOC) for National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) – Technology and has played a key role in strategizing, establishing, operating and maturing the SOC for more than 7 years. He is technology geek who has handled the portfolio of Designing, Deploying and Managing multiple security products such as Firewalls, IPS, HIPS, Anomaly Detection System, Proxies, URL Content Filtering, Mail Gateway, Two Factor Authentication, AAA, SIEM, DLP, DRM, DAM, PIM and many others.
Abhijit has a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from Mumbai University and he is a SANS GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH).
A former Analyst in Information Risk and IT Infrastructure with 'CEB, now Gartner', Aiswarya has over 4 years experience in the Management Consulting Industry. Since then, she has moved into Marketing and PR for B2B companies, with a special focus on cybersecurity.
In addition to a short stint with Accenture, her previous work experience includes being a Content Strategist with an Online Marketing and Social Media company, as well as handling freelance social media and blogging projects. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Information and Communication Technology from Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar.
A Marketing and Advertising professional for over 17 years, Anupriya brings a rich and varied work experience to the Block Armour team. She worked with India’s leading Advertising agencies, JWT and FCB Ulka at Mumbai, for close to 7 years. By virtue of the travel that comes along with being an Armed Forces wife, she then had the opportunity to join Stark Communications, a South India based Advertising firm in its nascent stage, and help it grow its footprint in Kochi. After a year long stint in Retail with Pantaloon India, she joined Zipcash, one of India’s first mobile payment start-ups, as Head of their Activations and Promotions cell. Zipcash currently powers Ola Money.
Anupriya is currently the Director Marketing at Anuvi chemicals Ltd. On weekends, when not pursuing her childhood passion for Kathak, she teaches Advertising and Promotions to working professionals, under the aegis of the TISS management program.
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