He is a recognized industry voice in the field of cyber security as well as an acknowledged technology and security visionary who possesses exhaustive experience in IT systems and information security both at strategic as well as operational levels. He comes with a passion for cybersecurity, IT, and people leadership that few can match. He believes in inspiring business excellence and delights in aligning business objectives and delivering remarkable results.
“For over 3 decades, I have lived and breathed every technology,” says Dr. Burzin Bharucha.
Over the span of his illustrious career, Dr. Bharucha has held diverse roles in large global MNCs as well as the government. Among the notable senior leadership roles that he has held over the years, he has been the Director, Program Management, ITGRC and Cybersecurity, Al Rajhi Bank, Vice-President (Information Security & Risk) at VFS Global, Chief of Information Systems and Advisor Security for the Govt. of Bahrain, Principal Consultant at Microsoft, VP (IT & Telecom) for APAC Region at HSBC Bank, CISO of Orchid IT Systems, and Head – Information Technology and Systems at MidDay Multimedia.
Besides being a certified EC-Council Premier Master Instructor, Dr. Bharucha has established himself as a trusted IT-GRC Advisor for customers and employers and helps them in implementing secure technology solutions based on business needs. Armed with a dual Ph.D. in security risk management and computer network engineering from Paramount California University, San Francisco, Dr. Bharucha has extensive experience in risk compliance and information security consulting and governance. He has implemented business continuity and disaster recovery strategy as well as standards such as ISMS, HIPPA, SOX, SAS, and PCI in global organizations. He is a certified CISA, CISSP, Cisco Security+, Cloud U Expert, e-Hacking and Cyber Forensics Expert, ISO 27001 and 9001 Lead Auditor, Lean Six Sigma, CoBit, ITIL Service Management, Enterprise Architecture TOGAF/TAFIM and PMP.
Dr. Bharucha has also been a distinguished adjunct professor at the University of Maryland College of Europe, teaching cybersecurity to the 5th Fleet of The US Navy and Armed Forces. He has also conducted graduate and undergraduate level courses in cybersecurity including internet & cyberspace security, network, human aspects and psychology of cybersecurity, cybercrime investigation, defensive cybersecurity strategies, cyber-attack detection and response and digital forensics.
Over the years, Dr. Bharucha has emerged as a consistent performer and has rightly gained a reputation for implementing strategic business-driven IT cybersecurity solutions through technology innovations. Being a progressive business driver, his results are not only measured by numbers but by sheer dedication and commitment offered to his teams. He comes armed with a blend of technical expertise, business intelligence, and strategic acumen to forge unbreakable relation with his business partners and management teams. Having worked in both private, public sectors, banks, state-run local government bureaus, and publishing house, he can boast of an all-rounder evangelist experience in information technology, security and IT governance.
Dr. Bharucha has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including the best eMaturity Excellence Award, 2012, from the eGovernment Authority, Bahrain. He has received the United Nations Award for Innovation in 2014 for his design of secure RFID that ensured security and confidentiality of PII on varied platforms. He has been a Speaker at various local and international cyber and information security conferences.