Mahesh CG

Consultant – IT Security | Data Privacy Enthusiast | CISA | CEH v11 | CCNA |


As a Data Privacy Enthusiast and CISA-certified professional, I am dedicated to aligning business goals with industry best practices such as ISO 27001, GDPR, NIST & PCI DSS for securing information systems. My passion lies in implementing regulatory & compliance framework requirements for businesses. Additionally, I possess exceptional training skills in security procedures, ensuring that all team members are fully equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to maintain a secure network. My proficiency as a Certified Penetration Tester and Ethical Hacker (CPT/EH) by EC-Council further complements my technical expertise. With excellent time management and problem-solving skills, I consistently strive to achieve results-driven outcomes that meet the highest security standards.

Work History

Consultant – IT Security | Keypoint Solutions W.L.L – Manama, Bahrain | July 2023 to Present

  • Conducted comprehensive gap assessments for Data Management practices within organizations, ensuring strict adherence to KSA’s NDMO Data Management and Personal Data Protection Standards.
  • Authored and formulated policies, procedures, strategies, plans, and key performance indicators (KPIs) for robust Data Governance.
  • Ensured meticulous alignment of organizations with Bahrain’s PDPL and KSA regulations, guaranteeing full compliance.
  • Assisted organizations in selecting the appropriate tools necessary for the effective implementation of Data Management practices.
  • Collaborated closely with cross-functional teams to provide expert guidance on security measures during the design, development, and deployment of new technologies and systems.
  • Stayed current with the evolving threat landscape and industry trends, ensuring clients’ security measures remained up-to-date and effective.
  • Prepared reports and documentation outlining gap assessment findings, and recommended action plans for clients.
  • Contributed to the development of business continuity and disaster recovery plans, ensuring clients’ ability to respond to and recover from security incidents.

Assistant Project Manager – Cybersecurity Services | ProVise Management Consulting – Dubai, UAE | Apr 2023 to May 2023

  • Maintained tactical control of project timelines to keep teams on task and achieve schedule targets.
  • Partnered with project team members to identify and quickly address problems.
  • Delivered high level of service to clients to both maintain and extend relationship for future business opportunities.
  • Supported senior managers and department leaders by completing projects and problem resolution under schedule demands.
  • Developed risk assessment reports to identify threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Analyzed security policies for usefulness and value to suggest security policy improvements.

Information Security Officer | Rise And Shine Group Of Companies | Dec 2022 to Apr 2023

  • Reviewed violations of computer security procedures and developed mitigation plans.
  • Performed risk analyses to identify appropriate security countermeasures.
  • Recommend improvements in security systems and procedures.
  • Conducted security audits to identify vulnerabilities.
  • Encrypted data and erected firewalls to protect confidential information.
  • Managed team of employees, overseeing hiring, training, and professional growth of employees.
  • Worked within applicable standards, policies, and regulatory guidelines to promote a safe working environment.
  • Monitored computer virus reports determining when to update virus protection systems.
  • Engineered, maintained, and repaired security systems and programmable logic controls.
  • Developed plans to safeguard computer files against modification, destruction, or disclosure.
  • Performed risk analyses to identify appropriate security countermeasures.
  • Learned new skills and applied them to daily tasks to improve efficiency and productivity.

Group IT Manager | Rise And Shine Group Of Companies | Dec 2022 to Apr 2023

IT Manager | Rise And Shine Fire Protection LLC – UAE | Aug 2021 to Dec 2022

  • Managed network and system performance, conducting troubleshooting, security patching, and maintenance.
  • Coordinated IT operations activities to deliver a smooth flow of daily business needs.
  • Assisted in the development of long-term strategies to grow the department and resources.
  • Wrote policy, procedure, and manuals governing internal IT use.
  • Partnered with project team members to identify and quickly address problems.
  • Interacted and negotiated with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure products and services.
  • Coordinated technical training and personal development classes for staff members.
  • Communicated with the executive team and CEO to maximize development efficiencies and resolve technology issues.
  • Developed, analyzed, and modified budgets to allocate current resources and estimate future IT requirements.
  • Administered web server and supported SharePoint and MS Teams server-based applications.
  • Provided network support services for devices such as switches, firewalls routers, and other hardware.

Digital Marketing Executive | Rise And Shine Fire Protection LLC – UAE | Dec 2019 to Dec 2022

  • Created solution-based execution plans to achieve business goals based on Google Analytics and internal reporting data.
  • Directed traffic growth strategies, SEO, content distribution, email marketing, and trackbacks.
  • Utilized Google Analytics to set up, monitor, and analyze content success and identify opportunities for content improvement.
  • Created and distributed monthly SEO reports to notify site traffic, goals, and KPIs.
  • Oversaw marketing expenditures and coordinated department workflow to meet deadlines under budget.
  • Leveraged MailChimp to implement email campaigns and monitor performance.
  • Increased brand awareness through the creation and management of social media channels, boosting social media engagement by 80%.
  • Monitored and analyzed market and competitor metrics to inform digital marketing strategies.
  • Optimized website exposure by analyzing search engine patterns to direct online placement of keywords or other content.
  • Oversaw preparation of marketing copy, images, videos, emails, and other collateral.
  • Generated 10% in sales through effective networking and marketing strategies to grow new business and increase productivity.

ERP Executive | Rise And Shine Fire Protection LLC – UAE | Dec 2018 to July 2021

  • Analyzed network security and current infrastructure to assess areas in need of improvement and develop solutions.
  • Played a key role in ongoing network design, reevaluation, and optimization to keep pace with company growth.
  • Worked closely with management teams to plan, develop and execute technical strategies aligned with the company’s vision.
  • Led and assisted technical upgrade projects by working and coordinating with management and developers for integrations.
  • Identified computer hardware and network system issues, performing troubleshooting techniques for remediation.
  • Reviewed and assessed architecture design, implementation, testing, and deployment needs to identify project requirements and costs.
  • Completed paperwork, recognized discrepancies, and promptly addressed them for resolution.
  • Monitored company inventory to keep stock levels and databases updated.
  • Learned new skills and applied them to daily tasks to improve efficiency and productivity.

Note: was a part of many appraisals and incentives from the company

Junior Software Engineer | Glovish Technologies – India | June 2018 to Nov 2018

  • Collaborated with the team to analyze system solutions based on client requirements.
  • Manipulated and implemented object-oriented programming models.
  • Documented software development methodologies in technical manuals to be used by IT personnel in future projects.
  • Discussed project progress with customers, collected feedback on different stages, and directly addressed concerns.
  • Developed clear specifications for project plans using customer requirements.
  • Delivered completed products within the project deadline.
  • Documented customer requirements and project plans.
  • Developed applications by applying experience in VB.Net and Java programming languages.
  • Collaborated with senior software staff to produce new software solutions.
  • Used SQL Agent to schedule and monitor SQL jobs.


Masters of Computer Applications, MCA
–Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Bachelor of Computer Applications, BCA
–Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Pre – University – (PCMCs) – Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Computer Science
–Karnataka PUC Board, Bangalore, Karnataka, India


Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Cisco Certified Network Associate
Certified Ethical Hacker v11
–EC – Council
Network Security Associate NSE-1, NSE-2
Google Analytics for Beginners and Advanced Google Analytics
–Google Analytics Academy
Fundamentals of Digital Marketing
–Google Digital Garage
MTA 98 – 364 Database Fundamentals
MTA 98 – 365 MTA Windows Server 2016 Administration Fundamentals Preparation Course

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