Mukesh Bhakar, Cloud Security Developer in Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Mukesh Bhakar

Cloud Security Developer in Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Member since October 19, 2021
Mukesh is an information security professional with 11+ years of experience in cloud, network, and web application security—DevSecOps. He is passionate about offensive security and red teaming. His primary skill set is about the implementation of security architecture in AWS and Azure. He is also experienced in cloud penetration testing.
Mukesh is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • ValueLabs
    Cloud Security, Penetration Testing, AWS, Azure, Security Architecture...
  • Mundo Startel S.A.
    AWS Security, Cloud Security, Azure Security, Security Architecture, Security...
  • Ericsson
    Network Security, Security, OWASP Top 10, Threat Hunting, Computer Science...

Experience

  • Penetration Testing 8 years
  • OWASP Top 10 8 years
  • Security Best Pracices 8 years
  • Application Security 7 years
  • Cloud Security 5 years
  • Azure 5 years
  • AWS Security 5 years
  • DevSecOps 1 year

Location

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

AWS Security Architecture, Azure, Penetration Testing, Container Security, Network Security, OWASP Top 10, Application Security, Cloud Security, DevSecOps, Security Best Pracices

The most amazing...

...thing I've implemented is AWS and Azure security architecture for my customers, preventing many ransomware attacks.

Employment

  • Senior Cloud Security Architect

    2021 - PRESENT
    ValueLabs
    • Performed security and privacy assessments, which included vulnerability assessment and penetration testing in determining compliance and security posture in the cloud.
    • Implemented AWS Security Hub, AWS Organizations, GuardDuty, SSO, WAF, and AWS native security tools.
    • Conducted vulnerability assessment using Burp Suite Enterprise, Nmap, Nessus, OWASP ZAP, sqlmap, Scout Suite, and PACU.
    • Automated cloud security controls, data, and processes to provide better metrics and operational support.
    • Identified security threats and risks related to cloud infrastructure services and planned remediation activities.
    • Implemented Azure Sentinel, Azure Security Center, Azure WAF, and Application Gateway.
    Technologies: Cloud Security, Penetration Testing, AWS, Azure, Security Architecture, AWS CloudFormation, Security, AWS Organization, Security Hub, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS SSO, OWASP Top 10, Azure Sentinel, Threat Hunting, Computer Science, Network Security, IAM Security Controls, AWS Route 53, SecOps, Security Best Pracices, IT Service Management (ITSM)
  • Cloud Security Architect

    2018 - 2021
    Mundo Startel S.A.
    • Designed secure cloud architecture using best practices.
    • Audited and implemented compliance as per regulatory requirements.
    • Designed, implemented, and maintained cloud infrastructure security, identified technical gaps, and provided solutions.
    • Gained extensive experience in cloud-based DDoS protection services such as AWS Shield Advanced.
    Technologies: AWS Security, Cloud Security, Azure Security, Security Architecture, Security, AWS Organization, Security Hub, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS SSO, OWASP Top 10, Azure Sentinel, Threat Hunting, Computer Science, Network Security, IAM Security Controls, AWS Route 53, SecOps, Security Best Pracices, IT Service Management (ITSM)
  • Network Security Engineer

    2014 - 2018
    Ericsson
    • Developed processes and implemented tools and techniques to perform ongoing security assessments of the environment.
    • Analyzed security test results, drew conclusions from results, and developed targeted testing as deemed necessary.
    • Collaborated with external vendors to perform penetration tests on network devices, operating systems, databases, and applications as necessary.
    Technologies: Network Security, Security, OWASP Top 10, Threat Hunting, Computer Science, SecOps, Security Best Pracices, IT Service Management (ITSM)
  • Senior Engineer

    2013 - 2014
    Vodafone Idea
    • Performed manual, external, and internal penetration testing.
    • Collaborated with external vendors to perform penetration tests on network devices, operating systems, and databases.
    • Provided assistance to system users regarding information system security.
    • Performed routine vulnerability scans against specified systems, analyzed the results, and worked with business units to remediate systems.
    Technologies: Network Security, Security, OWASP Top 10, Threat Hunting, Computer Science, SecOps, Security Best Pracices

Experience

  • Implementation of AWS Security Architecture

    Implemented AWS security architecture for one of the USA's leading pharma companies to protect them from ongoing ransomware attacks. Performed penetration testing of AWS account to find out vulnerability and misconfiguration.

  • Protection Against Ransomware

    Implemented an airgap backup solution for one of the top clients to secure them from ransomware using cloud-native and open-source tools. Firstly I utilized existing backup solutions with proper security, monitoring, and encryption in place. After that, I implemented secondary backup solutions to ensure that we have available backups to restore in case of attacks.  

  • AWS Organization Multi-account Architecture Implementation

    Implemented AWS Organizations to use control towers according to AWS best practices. It was implemented to separate customer environments according to development, staging, and production with separate logging, security, and shared account structures.

Skills

  • Paradigms

    Penetration Testing, DevSecOps
  • Platforms

    Azure, AWS Lambda, AWS ALB, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes
  • Industry Expertise

    Network Security, Security
  • Other

    AWS Security Architecture, OWASP Top 10, Cloud Security, Security Best Pracices, Networking, Security Architecture, AWS, AWS Security, Azure Security, IT Service Management (ITSM), Kubernetes Security, AWS Organization, Security Hub, GaurdDuty, AWS SSO, IAM Security Controls, AWS Route 53, Azure Sentinel, Threat Hunting, SecOps, Container Security, Application Security, Computer Science, AWS Certified Solution Architect, AWS Control Tower, AWS WAF
  • Tools

    AWS CloudFormation
  • Languages

    Python 3

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering
    2005 - 2009
    University of Rajasthan, Jaipur - Jaipur, India

Certifications

  • Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS)
    NOVEMBER 2021 - NOVEMBER 2023
    The Linux Foundation
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate
    SEPTEMBER 2021 - SEPTEMBER 2022
    Microsoft
  • Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)
    AUGUST 2021 - PRESENT
    CSA
  • AWS Certified Security – Specialty
    FEBRUARY 2021 - FEBRUARY 2024
    Amazon Web Services
  • CKA: Certified Kubernetes Administrator
    JANUARY 2021 - JANUARY 2024
    The Linux Foundation
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
    JUNE 2020 - FEBRUARY 2024
    Amazon Web Services
  • ITIL
    DECEMBER 2018 - PRESENT
    Axelos

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