Gary Bahadur is a Managing Director at Ankura Consulting Group in the New York, NY office. Mr. Bahadur has over 20 years of experience in the information security and technology industry. He has led business development, corporate strategy development, client management, information systems development, and consultant management, participated in public speaking engagements, and conducted security consulting engagements for Fortune 1000 companies against NIST, ISO, COBIT, SOX, HIPAA and other standards.
Mr. Bahadur was recently a Senior director at FTI Consulting where he led the Cybersecurity risk management practice. He delivered risk and compliance engagements for global clients, developed assessment processes and was a frequent speaker on information security topics. He was also a Senior Vice President of Bank of America, where he redesigned the global threat management lifecycle strategy and risk forecasting strategy and was a catalyst for delivering risk mitigation strategies and solutions at the bank. He developed initiatives and programs to detect and mitigate threats occurring on a daily basis against the Bank of America operational footprint around the world and developed a new risk assessment framework to reduce overall InfoSec risk at Bank of America.
Mr. Bahadur was the cofounder and CIO of Foundstone, Inc., a $20M security vulnerability risk management firm. He led business development, corporate strategy development, client management, information systems development, and consultant management. He sold this company to McAfee (Intel) in 2004.
He has previously been the CEO of KRAA Security, a risk and compliance consulting company that was focused on information security and technology strategy development. He provided the information security and IT expertise that companies in multiple industry verticals required as they forged a new direction and roadmap around their cybersecurity concerns. Key services included strategy development, education and training, architecture analysis, vulnerability assessments, security lifecycle development, and policy and procedures development.
Mr. Bahadur was Manager at Ernst & Young, where he managed a variety of security audits and special service engagements with clients in the financial services, manufacturing, retailing and pharmaceuticals sectors. He developed over 15 security practices, practice aids, compliance frameworks and work programs and designed network security infrastructures and security interrogation processes. He helped develop and taught the “Extreme Hacking” course.
Mr. Bahadur is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a prolific writer, publishing three books and a number of magazine articles on InfoSec topics. Mr. Bahadur’s recent information security conference speaking engagements have included: CIMA Information Security Executive Summit – “Supply Chain Risk Management”; Social Media Strategies Summit – “Social Media Legal Risks”; AML Fraud Conference, Florida – “Data Loss Prevention”; Institute of Internal Auditors – “Security Trends”; and Hacker Halted Conference – “Supplier Risk Assessments”.
Mr. Bahadur holds a BS in Finance and Information Systems from New York University Stern School of Business. Mr. Bahadur is a Certified Lead ISO Auditor and certified Chief Information Security Officer by EC-Council.