CEO Of Group Cyber ID Technology (GCID) and Building Communities Initiative (BCI), co-founder of Geekonomy and Geek Studio, and a Partner in NYX Lounge Cafe.
ABOUT COMPANYGroup Cyber ID Technology Pvt. Ltd., a private organization was established under section 8 of the Companies Act in 2018. They provide services right from digital forensic, cyber armour, auditing and assessment to quality management systems that meets or exceed internationally-recognized standards and best practices in Homeland Security services, Crime Scene Investigation, Fingerprinting, Questioned Documents Analysis, digital security, eDiscovery, and Cyber Defence.Group Cyber ID is the only company in India to be listed in the top 10 Cyber Security companies in Asia Pacific. They empower organizations to efficiently hunt threats with unique expertise and provide cyber security as well as digital forensic solutions. GCID helps in strategizing, defining, and aligning specific security features keeping in mind the imperative qualities of an organization.Mr. Santosh has his feet at Geekonomy too. They provide Branding services, Website services, Marketing services, and Application services, from marketing clients’ products to creating a timeless brand image. At Geekonomy, they believe that in today’s world, digital marketing is a way of life. Their mission extends beyond simply increasing marketing performance. They use provocative insights and learning to help brands challenge the “normal” and evolve their marketing to the next level. Geekonomy is now extending its services as Geek Studio in Dubai.
LEADING LIGHT & HIS ACHIEVEMENTSMr. K. S. Santosh Kumar completed his CEH, CHFI, ACE, CCNA, and MCP and is the CEO of Group Cyber ID Technology (GCID) and Building Communities Initiative (BCI), co-founder of Geekonomy and Geek Studio and a Partner in: NYX Lounge Cafe.He is involved in Cybercrime and Forensic Investigations and donned many hats over a 19-year career in a wide range of domains such as Digital Security Solutions, DATA Centre Solutions, Mobile Data Forensic, Network Forensics, Audio, Video Forensic, Server Forensic, and Data Centre Security. Worked with Fortune 500 clients and other global organizations that have provided expert guidance on the development and implementation of business processes, quality management systems, and best practices in Digital Security, e-Discovery, Cyber Defence, Homeland Security, and Anti-Terrorism services.
His laurels are featured in:Deccan Herald, (https://lnkd.in/deMh-qYc). Times of India, The NEW INDIAN EXPRESS, THE ECONOMIC TIMES for Bengaluru Police, DECCAN Chronicle for Bengaluru cops, Bangalore Mirror for Crime mapping and 15 Hoysalas, CIOL Bureau for Dell.
ABOUT CLIENTSGCID’s clientele base is majorly the government sector which includes the state police departments, the revenue departments such as GST, Income tax Investigation agencies like ED, NIA, ACB, and other corporates, Individuals, Universities, etc.Their clients are Government Sector: Bangalore City Police, Karnataka State Police, Kerala Police, Andhra Pradesh Police, NIMHANS, News9, VIT, Assam Police, Telangana state Police, National Investigation Agency, PMO, Traffic Police Bangalore city, Tamil Nadu Police, State, and Central GST Department, Income Tax Department, ED, NIA, Corporate companies, Private Individuals, Universities, Advocates.
COMPARISON WITH OTHERS‘Cybersecurity is not only limited to monitoring of the network but it means being equipped with a digital forensic set up as a part of all the enterprises.’ GCID is constantly focused on adding technological enhancements to its array of solutions and delivering them to multiple organizations across the world. The company plans to expand its reach to the markets of Israel and Dubai with a more established presence in other cities in India. Additionally, the GCID team comprises experts from all domains of Forensic Science and Law, which not only work alongside and aids Police officials but also provides court standard reports to ensure the conviction of criminals.
COMPANY GOALThe main goal is to rapidly grow within the country and the GCID experts are trained to provide surreptitious information in forensic investigations such as bribery, terrorism, indecent images, murder cases, rape cases, and drug-related cases. As mentioned before the company plans to expand its reach to the markets of Israel and Dubai with a more established presence in other cities in India.
CHALLENGES FACED DURING COVIDThere were a few challenges GCID faced like monitoring and maintaining team health etc. They had to reorganize and create new strategies to overcome these issues but with the help of team effort and support, they made the best out of the lockdown. The other challenges GCID faced were the limited resources available, including working with a reduced number of staff as social distancing practices were strictly followed.
TECHNOLOGIES & THEIR IMPACTMicro-moments are reinventing and changing modern business procedures, especially as technology manages customers’ unparalleled power to define the rules in acquiring products and services. There are two kinds of customers – those that will absolutely embrace the ability to better understand a product or service using technology tools, and those that want a much simpler and more direct purchase journey. Selecting the right technology, at the right point is critical for ensuring that customers are not necessarily overwhelmed by the tech ‘push’.
BIGGEST OBSTACLES & CUSTOMER’S EXPERIENCEGCID services are mostly related to digital forensics and cyber security domain; without the device or proper information, they can’t provide the final result. Sometimes they face issues like Insufficient response from customers, poor awareness about forensics, and brand trust being aligned around understanding and meeting customer expectations, setting up a consistent customer experience across all channels, gaining buy-in for investing more heavily in existing customer experience initiatives, and more. Too tied to a traditional, department-driven approach Customer data security and making sense of data from multiple sources are both considered to be significant challenges to delivering on customer experience.
REWARDING THING ABOUT THE INDUSTRYThe main goal of digital forensics is to extract data from electronic evidence, process it into actionable intelligence, and present the findings for prosecution. All processes utilize sound forensic techniques to ensure the findings are admissible in court. Which later helps the law enforcement agency to find the culprit and other loopholes in the Case. As a forensic scientist, GCID’s work plays an important role in solving crimes, keeping people safe, and aiding the justice system to arrive at a relevant conclusion about a crime.
DEALING WITH CYBER SECURITY THREATS
- Conduct a cybersecurity risk assessment at regular intervals.
- Establish network access controls and monitoring.
- Implement firewalls and antivirus software.
- Create a patch management schedule.
- Employees should be aware of cybersecurity principles. They must know the various types of cyberattacks and ways to tackle them.
- Regularly back up your data. According to many security professionals, it is ideal to have three copies of your data on two different media types and another copy in an off-site location (cloud storage). Hence, even in the course of a cyber attack, you can erase your system’s data and restore it with a recently performed backup.
- Update both your operating system and applications regularly. This is a primary prevention method for any cyber attack. This will remove vulnerabilities that hackers tend to exploit. Use trusted and legitimate Anti-virus protection software.
- Scrutinise the emails you receive for loopholes and significant errors.
- Set up In-House incident response teams to handle the cybercrime incident and secure the network breach efficiently, to avoid further damage.
- Regular training and awareness programs with respect to these cyber attacks, their consequences, and the individual liability of every employee.
- Have a standby forensic and legal team to investigate the cyber attacks that have already taken place and provided necessary legal assistance.
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