Neelov has over two decades of experience in the IT and Cyber Security industry and has been leading PMG’s cyber security Advisory, Audit and Consulting practice for over a decade now. Prior to building and running PMG, Neelov worked at senior executive levels in IT Program Management for IT majors such as IBM, Dell Services and Perot Systems. He currently actively audits for Certification Bodies/Registrars such as: BSI, DQS, SGS and PECB. He is also the Technical Reviewer of IT certifications for Registrar DQS
Neelov has executed over 800 security governance, risk management & compliance related consulting and/or audit assignments for Fortune 100 Companies including companies such as, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Accenture, Cap Gemini and others.
Neelov has extensive expertise in ISO 27001, ISO 27018, ISO 27701, ISO 20000-1, CSA STAR (Cloud Security Audit) and NIST 800-53 frameworks. He has executed several projects involving Data Privacy Impact Assessment (DPIA) and has created Data Model / Process Model to identify the impacted PII. He has executed numerous projects for GDPR/ CCPA Assessments. Neelov has also worked with several e-GRC tools such as: Archer, ServiceNow, Zen GRC, ISO-Metrics and others. Neelov holds the following certifications and credentials:
ISO 27001:2013 Lead Auditor (Information Security Management Systems), Cloud Security Alliance (CSA STAR), ISO 27701:2019 Lead Auditor (Privacy Information Management System), Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO-GDPR), ISO 27018 Lead Auditor (PII on Cloud), ISO 20000-1:2018 Lead Auditor (Information Technology Management System), PMP (Certified Project Management Professional) and ITIL Certified from EXIN.
Anirban has over two decades of experience within the IT industry. Anirban is a GRC & cyber security leader with extensive experience in IT Governance, Technology Risk Management, Information Security Practices & Procedures (including security implementation experience under ISO 27001, SOC2, GLBA, PCI-DSS and HIPAA compliant Contact-Centers) and Technology Service Operations within Service Organizations and Process-Outsourcing organizations. Anirban is experienced in managing teams of IT security professionals and developing robust Security and Risk Management Programs from ground up. He is an accomplished leader with US & International experience, in strategic operations, planning, project management, developing security architecture and policy, based on business needs, risk assessments and regulatory requirements. Prior to his joining hands with Neelov in taking PMG forward, Anirban built, ran and exited two international IT services companies as its Founder CEO.
Anirban has lead several information security governance, audit and advisory projects for global brands such as Verizon, Omron, Dassault Systems and others across numerous industry domains. His expertise range from security gap assessments to security architecture recommendations and data privacy. He has extensive experience with multiple frameworks and regulatory requirements, such as: ISO 27001, ISO 27701, ISO 27018, NIST 800-53, NIST 171 GLBA, HIPPA and several others.
Anirban holds the following Certifications, Credential and Educational Qualifications: CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional from ISC2), CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker from EC-Council), Certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor (from PECB), CMA (Certified Management Accountant from Institute of Management Accountant, India), MBA (Master of Business Administration from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL).