April 29, 2022

Being Objectively critical with Muktesh Murthy

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Being Objectively critical with Muktesh Murthy
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Show Notes

In this episode, Muktesh Murthy, a practice head in the information security space, shares his story and touches upon

  • Doing his schooling in many places, as his father was in the Army 
  • His interest in accounts, commerce and economics and hospitality management
  • Starting his career in hotel management and then getting into a computer course, as he wanted to get into roles where he can directly influence the results
  • Doing some development work, then managing an account and later on becoming an information security professional
  • His motivation to acquire various certifications and desire to learn from everyone
  • How he expanded his knowledge around standards, as new specializations were introduced in the areas of information security, business continuity etc
  • His style of working where he prefers to sit with teams and help them create relevant documents, so that they are confident of doing it themselves in the future
  • How he balances the need to be objectively critical and at the same time, nurture positive relationships with people
  • The importance of getting and sharing the big picture with the entire team
  • How the SHE policy has been incorporated into every meeting
  • Outthinking the attackers
  • Career tips to become an infosec professional

An MBA, PMP and ITIL certified professional with over 29 years of overall experience of which over 26 years has been in the Information Technology field and 3 years in the Hospitality Industry. Presently working as Practice Head in Tech Mahindra, Bangalore.

The 26+ years in IT has seen rich and diverse experience in Information Security, Risk and Compliance, Process Consulting, Delivery Management, Program and Project Management, Operations Management, Vendor Management, Account Management and Quality management to name a few. Have extensive experience in domains like Insurance, Logistics, Manufacturing, Health Care, Education etc.

Presently the past president at the Project Management Institute (PMI) Bangalore Chapter from Jan 2022 to Dec 2021. Served as the President of PMI Bangalore from April 2020 to Dec 2021 and on the board since 2015.

His certifications include

* Project Management: PMP, Prince2Agile Practitioner, SAFe Agilist

* Service Management: ITIL Intermediate, ITIL Foundation, ISO 20000-1

* Compliance: PCI-DSS, COBIT, ISO 27001, ISO 22301, ISO 27701, ISO 9001

* MBA: IT and Marketing

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