Vinay Patel

IANS Faculty

Vinay is a veteran cybersecurity & risk executive that has helped enterprises build intelligence-led security programs and evolve from a defensive to offensive cybersecurity posture. He previously served as the SVP/CISO for Finastra, a global FinTech company. Prior to this, he was a Managing Director / CISO for Citigroup's Enterprise O&T division. He is currently the Chief Trust & Security Officer for Zendesk.
  • Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Management and Leadership
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Cloud Computing
  • Security Operations
  • Network Security

Achievements & Contributions

  • Chair of the Cloud Security Alliance Global Enterprise Advisory Board
  • Serves as an advisor to security startups and venture capital firms
  • Presenter at security conferences such as RSA, Black Hat, and CSO50

Certifications & Credentials

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering - University of Florida
  • MBA in Management of Technology - NJIT
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
  • Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)
  • AWS Certified Security - Specialty
  • AWS Solutions Architect
  • Azure Solutions Architect
  • Azure Cybersecurity Architect
  • Azure DevOps Engineer
  • Azure Security Engineer

Hobbies & Fun Facts

Vinay loves spending time with his wife and 3 kids and honing his skills at woodworking.