Analyst Profile

Prateek Bhajanka

Prateek Bhajanka

Research Analyst

2 years at Gartner ,  5 years industry experience
Gurgaon, India


Roles and Responsibilities

Prateek Bhajanka is a Research Analyst for the IT Leaders (ITL) constituency, focusing on Security and Risk Management for Gartner Research. Mr. Bhajanka's areas of research include vulnerability management, secure configuration management, endpoint protection platforms/endpoint detection and response, malware & ransomware prevention, etc. His key tasks encompass creating high-quality, actionable and consumable written research and give clients insights and advice on various security problems they face. Mr. Bhajanks also helps organizations save money on new contracts and renewals on vulnerability management,endpoint protection platforms and endpoint detection and response.

Background

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Bhajanka worked as Cybersecurity Consultant with Deloitte India on consulting, advisory and assurance engagements. His primary work included vulnerability assessment and penetration testing, application security testing, security configuration assessments, ISO 27001 compliance, etc. Prior to Deloitte, he worked with Accenture in Application Support and Technology and Workforce Enablement. Mr. Bhajanka has led various initiatives in his previous organizations which led to significant cost savings and process improvements. He served clients from various domains like BFSI, education, hospitality, energy exchange, pharmaceutical, Indian public sector and IT/ITES. He is an information security stalwart with and M.B.A. with Information Security Management specialization.

Professional Background

Accenture Services, Software Engineer, 2 years
Deloitte Touche & Tohmatsu India, ERS Consultant, 1 year

Industry Awards/Accolades

Certified Ethical Hacker
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
ISO 27001:2013 Lead Auditor

Education

B.E., Electronics and Telecommunication, University of Pune, Pune
M.B.A., IT Business Management With Information Security Management Specialization, SCIT, Pune

Languages

English
Indian - Hindi