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pragya johari


Last update: 06.09.2022

Security researcher

Graduation: Master of Science in Cyber Security
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Languages: English (Full Professional) | Hindi (Native or Bilingual)


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  • Cyber-security engineer with over 4.5+ years of experience in managing information security in the financial services sector
  • Web Application Penetration Testing certified security analyst with skills in risk assessment, threat management, security risk identification and mitigation, and security infrastructure
  • Graduated Masters in Cybersecurity from Sardar Patel University of Police, Security & Criminal Justice, Jodhpur, India
  • Proven ability in the end to end management of projects for enhancing operational efficiency, IT security, and business profitability by implementing effective risk mitigation measures across areas of operation
  • A strong team leader with excellent analytical, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills

Project history

10/2018 - 10/2020
Cyber Security Consultant
Ernst & Young (Banks and financial services, >10.000 employees)

Key Deliverables:

  • Spearheaded team efforts in managing the Application Security and VAPT track in delivery of MSS (Managed Security Services) project with a leading Insurance firm in India
  • Conducted Web application, Network infrastructure, mobile application, Web Services, Thick Client VAPT to the client including OSINT activity and external scan activity for the client and recommended effective remedial measures
  • Organized Awareness Sessions and Training on Information Security Requirement for the client aimed at maintaining seamless operations
  • Ensured compliance with project management (meetings, reporting, remediation, and resolving developer queries, etc). Assessed configuration of various network devices and security products
  • Collaborated with the senior management in preparing and implementing project plans aimed at maintaining project profitability based on changing market dynamics and other related factors.
  • Ensured compliance to company standard procedure and implemented change management process leading to enhanced operational efficiency.

Significant Highlights:

  • Recipient of client appreciation for effectively managing the project, and for client appreciation for reporting critical findings in the VAPT process
  • Bagged Spotlight award for outstanding performance in EY, Kudos award for good performance at the client site

08/2017 - 09/2018
Information Security Consultant
AKS IT Services (Other, 250-500 employees)

Key Deliverables:

  • Conducted web application, network application, mobile application, web services audit to the client. Rendered  offsite and on-site implementation and consulting services for the applications
  • Prepared and presented Technical Risk Assessment Report for the senior management to enable effective decision-making
  • Functioned as a team leader in many projects and completed the projects and security tests based on the project contractual parameters
  • Worked on Security Audit of web applications, web services for major clients like National Informatics Centre (NIC), Defense Ministry, Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), etc.

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