ABOUT Me

ABOUT

    Successfully completed my MSc in IT Security in 2024, following a productive industry placement year in September 2023. 

    Software Quality and Security Assurance professional with 16+ years of experience, with expertise in Quality management and GRC. 

  • Skilled in leading teams, developing processes, and ensuring adherence to industry standards.
  • Proficient in risk assessment and mitigation across various projects and organisations.
  • Effectively oversaw external certification compliance for AS9100, TL9000, CMMI V2.0, and ISO 9001:2015 audits.
  • Strong in people management, fostering collaboration within project teams to achieve client objectives.
  • Pursued interest in cybersecurity through hands-on experience gained from personal home lab projects. 

JOY OF CONTINUOUS LEARNING 

The joy of learning fuels my passion, inspiring me to delve deeper into my interests and continually expand my knowledge.

My learning Timeline
"When the student is Ready the Teacher will appear"

KNOWLEDGE SHARING  

Welcome to gouti1454.com! this blog is dedicated to sharing my experiences and research across various subjects. Observing that many face common challenges and seek solutions, I established this platform to store and share my insights.

Driven by a profound love for technology, I explore software applications, gadgets, and the expansive world of Android. Emphasizing cybersecurity, I strive to ensure individuals remain secure in the digital landscape.

PERSONAL HOBBIES

FITNESS: I've been dedicated to bodybuilding for the past 16 years, maintaining a consistent and disciplined approach.

DANCE: To complement my fitness routine, I've spent 7 years learning various Latin dance styles.

PHOTOGRAPHY: I'm passionate about capturing life's natural beauty through photography.

ADVENTURE: I enjoy exploring new places on my motorcycle (since 2008) and venturing into the Himalayas by SUV. I'm also an avid hiker, drawn to the beauty of dense vegetation and plant life.

HOME LAB : HANDS-ON

| Dashboard | Security-Audit | Risk | ISO 27001 & 27002 | AS9100 | Cyber Forensics: PC | Cyber Forensics: Mobile | Linux-Kali-Pi server | Ethical Hacking | Webpage Design | Python |Troubleshoot PC | Pentest |

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PROCESS EXCELLENCE & GOVERNANCE:

  • Led multi-standard certification achievement: 
    • Spearheaded project teams through external certification processes for CMMI 2.0 multimodal, ISO 9001:2015, TL9000, AS9100, ISO 27001, and Agile models, ensuring compliance and process maturity.
  • Developed and implemented performance health indicators: 
    • Created and published key performance indicators (KPIs) tracked at various levels (VP, Service Delivery, Delivery Unit, Customer), providing valuable insights for decision-making.
  • Empowered project teams: 
    • Aided Service Delivery, Delivery, and Project Managers in achieving and maintaining process compliance and improvement through training, guidance, and mentorship.

POLICY CREATION AND DOCUMENTATION: 

  • Developed and improved the Software-Hardware Implementation Forum process, documenting and releasing it in the portal. 

GAP ANALYSIS:  

  • Conducted due diligence on the security policies and procedures of suppliers in procurement to identify and mitigate any potential risks.
  • Analysed procurement suppliers to identify gaps in their information security controls against the ISO 27001:2013 standard.

Vulnerability Assessment: 

  • Analysed software and hardware requests to assess the likelihood and impact of potential security vulnerabilities.
  • Reviewed vulnerability assessment and SOC reports from procurement suppliers to ensure their compliance with the organisation's security standards.

RISK MANAGEMENT & COMPLIANCE:

  • Established robust risk management: 
    • Implemented project and account-level risk tracking, effectively communicating findings, non-compliance issues, progress reports, and remediation plans to stakeholders.
  • Conducted ITGC audits: 
    • Audited IT General Controls (access controls, data change management, disaster recovery) across accounts, ensuring adherence to compliance standards and client objectives.

  • Managed RAG status reporting: 
    • Utilised RAG (Red, Amber, Green) status to monitor key performance indicators (data collection, customer satisfaction, tool compliance, TL9K data) for data-driven decision-making.

PROCESS IMPROVEMENT & PROJECT MANAGEMENT:

  • Built and deployed process performance models: 
    • Developed and published regression and logistic models, leveraging data analytics to identify trends and inform proactive process improvements.
  • Conducted comprehensive gap analyses, aligning company and customer processes for seamless integration and operational efficiency.
  • Guided project lifecycles: 
    • Facilitated Project Managers through the entire SDLC (kickoff, monitoring, measuring, improvement, closure), utilising templates, checklists, and inspections to ensure quality and adherence to best practices.
  • Supported quality audits: 
    • Assisted project quality analysts in Data Verification & Validation (DVV) and Configuration Management (CM) audits.

PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT & MENTORSHIP:

  • Reviewed and facilitated project artefacts: 
    • Reviewed and facilitated project artefacts like Project Management Plans (PMPs), Project Management Workbooks (PMWBs), Requirement Traceability Matrices, Agile Workbooks, Skill Matrices, and PPMWBs, guaranteeing project alignment and success.
  • Mentored and coached team members: 
    • Mentored and coached both direct and indirect team members, tailoring content based on individual needs and goals.
  • Supervised team activities: 
    • Supervised team activities, provided feedback, and ensured alignment with KPIs.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

Achieved 100% success rate in governance and compliance certifications through successful implementation and completion of:

  • CMMI 2.0 (2020), CMMI V1.3 (2017), TL9000 (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022), ISO 9001:2015 (2017).
  • AS9100 surveillance audits (2015, 2016), Supplier GOLD standards (5S, RRCA, VSM) (2016).
  • Launched training programs and led process improvement activities, resulting in successful AS9100 (2011,2012,2013) and CMMI v1.3 Dev (2013) assessments. 
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