Altaf Halde to lead global cybersecurity business for Network Intelligence

By Yogesh Gupta Oct 31st 2017
Altaf Halde to lead global cybersecurity business for Network Intelligence

Former Kaspersky leader Altaf to drive global business for cybersecurity consulting firm Network Intelligence.

Altaf Halde is joining Network Intelligence as global business head from November 01, 2017. The cybersecurity consulting firm Network Intelligence has appointed Altaf Halde to drive its cybersecurity business globally.

The 400-employee company headquartered in Mumbai will be spearheaded by industry expert Altaf Halde in the role as Cyber Security Global Business Head. 

“My goal is to help build this into a global brand with my expertise to win new account, setup new alliances and enter new markets”

Altaf Halde

Network Intelligence

Halde in his previous role was managing director for South Asia at Kaspersky Lab for over six and half years. He has more than 20 years of experience in cybersecurity with responsibilities that have included enterprise account management, channel management, critical infrastructure and government relations.

Network Intelligence, incorporated in 2001, is a well-established provider of cybersecurity security and products working from offices in New York, Dubai and Mumbai. With a passionate focus on research and innovation, the company has built strong capability around the use of Big Data for Security Analytics, Red Team Assessments, Incident Response, and Security Automation.

Network Intelligence’s client list includes major global banks, energy companies, heavy industry, healthcare, and technology firms. 

 

“Altaf is a veteran in the cyber security space, and brings a wealth of experience and business development expertise to grow the Network Intelligence brand more rapidly in reputation and size.”

 

                                                 K. K. Mookhey, CEO, Network Intelligence

Speaking on this development and the appointment of Altaf to lead the global business, K.K. Mookhey, CEO of Network Intelligence said “As part of our strategy to become a strong global cyber security player, we are ramping up our sales & marketing teams. Altaf is a veteran in the cyber security space, and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the business development function. Under his leadership, we are sure that the Network Intelligence brand will grow even more rapidly in reputation and size.

Altaf Halde said, “I am delighted to join Network Intelligence. KK, an industry veteran and Network Intelligence have established a strong reputation in their existing markets as a committed and passionate services company. I have been impressed with the quality, skills, dedication of the team and the reputation it has with its customers."

Halde’s industry experience

·         Cyber security global business head, Network Intelligence

Nov 01, 2017 onwards

·         Managing Director - South Asia, Kaspersky Lab

Apr 2011 – Oct 2017

·         Country Director - India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh, Sophos PLC

Feb 2007 – Apr 2011

·         Country Director - South Asia, Pointsec Mobile Technologies

Aug 2005 – Jan 2007

·         General Manager, S R Infotech

Dec 2000 – Jul 2005

·         Business Development Manager, N&N Systems & Software

Nov 1995 – Dec 2000

·         Major Account Executive, Quantum System Software

Mar 1993 – Oct 1995

His experience in growing Kaspersky Lab’s business will be invaluable as we seek to grow not only our services business, but also our products – Firesec and Insight, says Mookhey.

My goal is to help build this into a global brand with my expertise to win new account, setup new alliances and enter new markets, says Altaf.

In his previous role Altaf was instrumental in growing the Kaspersky Lab’s product business faster than competition as per analyst reports. He was also responsible for launching and building the security services arm of Kaspersky Lab with offerings around Threat Intelligence, Cyber Security Trainings, Penetration Testing, SCADA Security Assessments, Incident Response and Digital Forensics. 

Prior to Kaspersky, Altaf headed the business for other cyber security MNCs such as Sophos PLC, Utimaco and Pointsec.

Altaf started his career in 1993 as major account executive for Quantum System Software

“The key is to create value for our clients in cyber security initiatives. Without the right strategic approach, clients will not be making the right investments for the most effective cyber security initiatives. I am here to help them do so,” said Altaf Halde, Cyber Security Global Business Head at Network Intelligence.

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