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Ravinder Arora
Ravinder Arora

Ravinder Arora

Senior Consultant Information Security

IRIS Software Pvt Ltd

My family background
have been brought-up in a very discipline atmosphere where values and principles have always been given priority. My father was a government servant in education dept. New Delhi. My mother was a Teacher. She has been a great source of motivation in my life. A part from this I have one brother and one sister and my wife, she is very loving and supporting in nature.
Brief description about me
I was born in a small town of Haryana, attended High School there. After my school, I tinkered with computers. It was my hobby, my passion, and my way of learning. Like most kids I enjoyed computer games. When my folks gave me a computer as a reward for making honor roll my sophomore year, I mastered DOS, Windows, and Word within six months By the time.

Now I am result-oriented Information Security Professional with a total of 10 long rich and insightful experience with a progressive career in IT & Information Security Management for both domestic and international environments.

1- Information Security Management Systems (ISO27001:2005),
2- Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Management (BS25999),
3- Information Security Risk Management,
5- Compliance & Assurance,
6- Logical & Physical Security Operations & Management
Degree that I recommend
Technical Security certifications like MCSA (Microsoft certified Security Administrator) and Security Audit certification like CISA (Chief Information Security Auditor) are really very important in your career. These certifications will grow you as technical and a result oriented professional in field on information security.
Important decision
I think choosing information security as my Carrer as well as working with different environments like BPO, Finance, IT organizations was some of my important decisions.
Initiative to develop a country
I think India is already on its way to becoming a developed country. However, certain things are still lacking. Lately the government of India has come up with several developmental plans like SEZ and no doubt it has helped boost the economy of the Country in some ways. Professional like us can defiantly play important because of our skills and knowledge of new technologies that can defiantly help to increase in international trade and increased export revenue.
Influenced by
My Father has most influenced myself in my life, one thing he always say that do not settle for less than the best. He is very determining person. Success and Failure are two sides of the life never deny failure if you fail give one more chance to make it success-earning is more important which help us to move up in life.
Couple of years from now
My life objective is to reach my personal and professional satisfaction. On a personal side, I want dedicate a lot of time to my family so when I will be able to turn back every minute and every day and recall thousands of moments and memories that we all had together. On a professional side My ambitions are not limited to the job grade or specific position, but I want to share my professional experience and expertise with other people and guide them in their job
Thoughts on Education system of our country
In order to improve the Education system in India, we will have to give much emphasis on quality over quantity. How many numbers of university do we have is insignificant compared to how many qualitative do we have.

It is quite saddening to note that universities of other Asian countries rank above our universities. We have miserably failed on the higher Educational front , as even countries like Japan, south Korea, China, Thailand are far ahead wards in higher Education.

The absence of quality education in India has resulted into a perpetual brain drain from our country, because, if one goes to Harvard school campuses, one would hear more Indian students speaking Hindi than they would hear in Delhi University
We will have to say good bye to the hitherto practice of opening the universities with exactly the same degree of facilities which have already taken a toll in creating a good infra-structure of education in India. Resources have been spread too thinly. Fund should be made suf
Qualities needed to become a successful leader
Leaders always focus on the needs of the company and the situation. Leaders focus on results, on what must be achieved by themselves, by others, and by the company. Great leaders focus on strengths, in them and in others. They focus on the strengths of the organization, on the things that the company does best in satisfying demanding customers in a competitive marketplace and they have a clear, exciting idea of where they are going and what they are trying to accomplish and are excellent at strategic planning
My strongest skill
I think I am very self-motivated, determined and honest person. I really love what I do and I try to surround myself with people who share similar passions.

My time management skills are excellent and I'm organized, efficient, and take pride in excelling at my work.
Ensuring success
I spend more time to know about new technologies, read IT magazines and try to do new security certifications.
My achievements
My experience and enhanced skills, which I developed after coming this industry is my achievement. Due to that now I feel more confident and eligible to do the work in professional manner and while working with Genpact I got “Silver Award” for my overall contribution in information security domain.
My role model
My role model is Swami Vivekananda.
He is not a man. He is the energy, people are motivated by him. He said many quotations but My most favorite quotation is "Strength is Life, Weakness is Death". It’s real.
If we feared about anything, we are nobody. So always be fearless
More about myself
I would like to congratulate Silicon India for overall work they are doing and latest information they are providing to their users / readers.
Important lesson learned
Many years ago I learned an important lesson from my first Manager and really became my most important mentor. He told me his secret to success was to 'Look at each day as a new opportunity to be your very best. Set high goals, be honest, never say no, and work with people who share your passion for doing their best.' I've always remembered that advice and try to live it every day. I am very self-motivated, determined and honest. I really love what I do and I try to surround myself with people who share similar passions.
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