Bhavin is a cyber security evangelist with over 20 years of combined IT and Information Security work experience. Bhavin has a BFSI work experience of more than 14 years and was a deputy to the CISO in the Information Security Group of ICICI Bank. Bhavin was responsible for all key areas of information and cyber security including governance, strategy, incident & vulnerability management and security awareness. Prior to joining ICICI Bank, he was senior consultant at the Business Continuity and Risk Management practice of Wipro Consulting.
He has played a key role in conceptualising, architecting, implementing and monitoring of various information and cyber security controls including DMARC anti-phishing framework, anti-APT solutions, security analytics and threat intelligence systems, active defense and honey pot systems, data leakage prevention systems, data rights management mechanisms, vulnerability assessment & penetration testing etc.
Bhavin has also contributed as a speaker in several information and cyber security conferences. He has spoken about several emerging cyber security threats and mitigations. He was also a speaker in the ReBIT (Reserve Bank Information Technology Pvt. Ltd.) organised webinar for all banks on the topic of DMARC.
ProDMARC is brainchild of technology leaders and experts in DMARC analytics and is the first ever Indian based DMARC analytic platform. It is built on a mission to achieve a secure and spoofing free email channels across all of internet space.
ProDMARC is recognized and adopted by several large financial organizations and is assisting them in protecting their brand and customer from advanced email phishing attacks.
ProgIST’s offering - Consulting
ProgIST, through its functional and technical domain experts would ensure an end-to-end successful implementation of DMARC.
The DMARC experts would help the organisation to project manage the entire implementation including planning, DMARC configuration, monitoring and periodic review of the results.
ProDMARC provides the below insight and intelligence which will help you secure your email domain.
Tools for assisting SPF, DKIM and DMARC implementation.
Visibility of the sources of outbound mails viz. own,authorised third parties, SPAMers or Fraudsters
Volumes and trends of the outbound mails including that of phishing campaigns
Confirmation for reliability of the outbound mails in terms of SPF, DKIM & DMARC conformance
Key insights required for finalising the migration of DMARC from monitoring to block mode
Sample forensic data for the phishing fraud being attempted
ProDMARC analytics platform has been setup by ProgIST Solutions – A new age Cyber Security Firm which has been founded by Bhavin Bhansali and Chaithanya Rao.
Chaithanya is a cyber security veteran with a strong hands-on experience of more than 10 years. He was employed with ICICI Bank in the Information Security Group for 8 years. Subsequently, he joined Wipro Technologies and in his stint of 2 years, he has worked on several projects of enterprise security architecture and implementation. He has strong information security hands-on experience in all key tenets of information security including security governance, projects, vulnerability and ethical hacking, incident response and security awareness.
ProDMARC is a proud member of the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA).
The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) is an international, cross-sector effort dedicated to eradicating cyber risk and improving our connected world. GCA was founded as a 501(c)(3) by a partnership of law enforcement and research organizations focused on combating systemic cyber risk in real, measurable ways. The founders of GCA are New York County District Attorney, The City of London Police Commissioner and Center for Internet Security (CIS).
As you grow your business you attract fraudsters who tend to use your brand value for their benefit. One of the major channels they use to abuse your brand name is email. Email based phishing attacks have reached its peak in recent years and will have adverse effect in the Internet space in the years to come.
The best and most effective solution to protect your brand from advanced email based phishing attack is by incorporating DMARC to protect your email domains.
DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance) is an email validation protocol which is built upon two globally accepted email authentication protocols namely SPF and DKIM.
Every day, more and more organisations are joining the DMARC consortium and it is rapidly being adopted across all industries including Banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), Payment/E-Commerce, Telecom, Manufacturing etc.
SPF (Sender Policy Framework) is an email validation protocol which identifies email spoofing by allowing the receiving mail server to check if the sender is authorized by the email domain administrator to send emails for the specific email domain.
DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) is an email validation protocol that validates sending domain names associated to email messages through cryptographic authentication by means of public and private key pair.
ProgIST Solutions is recognised as an innovative startup by the Government of India