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Hack2Secure: Delivering Services to Integrate Security across Development Lifecycle – Secure SDLC

The Silicon Review
June, 2017


“Our Industry Standard oriented, Domain focused Programs assist Organizations to adopt, align and integrate Security at every phase of their SDL.” 

Headquartered in Bangalore, Hack2Secure India Pvt Ltd excels in “Information Security” Domain and offers customized IT Security programs, including Training, Services and Solutions. Today, Hack2Secure is betting big on its Information Security programs by assisting them to create their own identity in the intensely competitive IT Security market. 

Over the last five years, the demand for Security in the IT industry especially in the software development domain has grown significantly and is expected to continue in future too, but the industry still said to lack the right talent which leads to a big ‘skilled’ resource crunch. Keeping this in mind, with an unflinching commitment to bring improvement in IT Security sector including solution of security issues, compliance adherence and Security awareness, Hack2Secure has positioned itself strongly among the market.

The industry security standard and practice focused workshops and a certification program reduces the gap between organizations and skilled labor. Along with adoptable services and consultation, the company assists organization to adopt and implement Standard processes, secure their data and maintain their reputation in the market as a leader. Hack2Secure currently is one of the few organizations globally which is equipped with capabilities, resources and programs to develop, implement and evaluate Security across industry domains.

Initially faced challenge from their competitors who are well established in the market since decades, Hack2Secure came long way. The company faced tough competition with renowned IT Security Certification bodies like GIAC, ISC2, CompTIA, EC-Council along with number of reputed players is Information Security Service and Consultation. Making a mark for itself in this vague IT Domain, the company is doing wonders with its presence. Establishing their services in International market by providing unique vendor independent, industry standard based practical oriented structure of their program; the experts at Hack2Secure are the industry leaders in their respective domain, ensuring business objectives to give the best to their clients.

Story behind their Inception

Colin Powell had once said, “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.” With his dedicated efforts and perseverance, Nitin Kotwal founded his dream company Hack2Secure in the year 2013 with a vision of building professional Information Security programs which can be tailored as per Business Needs. This focused approach assists them to stand out in “Information Security” domain by adopting Industry Security standards and key practices.

The year 2016-17 acted as the key milestone for the company, when Hack2Secure laid foundation of its “Security-as-a-Service” program, leading to end-to-end IT Security service provisions viz. Training, Certification, Consultation and respective Services across the IT domains.

Hack2Secure launched its first globally delivered and proctored (by PearsonVUE) professional Information Security Certification program “Secure Web Application Development Lifecycle Practitioner (SWADLP)” in March 2017.

Making a Difference through Secure SDLC

In just few years of its start, Hack2Secure has proved with time that how it is different from its competitors. The company makes a difference in the domain with its globally launched professional Security Certification program on Secure SDLC, which focuses on process requirements and implementation aligned with Industry Security Standards, frameworks and practices. Also, the company is in-queue to begin their Certificate program on Web Application Security Testing along with few more looped for later half of 2017.

The Safe & Secure Offerings

Hack2Secure offers IT Security Professional Services to provide ways to stay ahead of security threats through adaptive and proactive security methods. Currently focussing primarily on Software Security, the company provision end-to-end security programs in this vertical.

Over the years, Hack2Secure has developed services around SDLC phases to make certain that security is integrated at each step in Software Development processes. Currently available secure SDLC Certification program (SWADLP) along with relevant workshop assist professionals to adopt Secure SDLC as a process and assess their skills around that. Professional Services like Consultation assist organizations to implement Security SDLC as a measurable framework. Other Services aligned with Secure SDLC includes Security Testing, Risk Assessment, Analysis etc.

The Client Dimension

Over the years, Hack2Secure has been successfully credited for delivering its Information Security services to more than 15+ organizations globally. Well that’s not all, the company holds track record of successfully delivering training programs to more than 15k candidates globally, and their Secure SDLC Certification (SWADLP) is adopted by professionals from 12+ countries within few months of its launch.

The reach of Hack2Secure’s services is not limited to any particular industry sector, as the company helps organizations across the domains to make certain promises and adopt Security Controls, Software and Processes necessary to ensure Secure Data processing, communication and Storage.

The Future Roadmap

With a strong believe in their work, Hack2Secure aims to attain top position in their respective domain in next few years with their plan to focus more on getting new clients to provide them with exclusive services build to make certain Security across SDLC like Trainings, Assessments, Risk Management, Consultation etc. Soon, they will be launching their next Certificate programs on Web Application Testing in July 2017, and other Certification programs on domains like Secure Design, Mobile, Cloud and Cyber Security, later this year. Further, Hack2Secure’ inside growth sketch includes the sales and research team strengthening and creating a better talent pool for effective content delivery and implementation.

Already serving the International market, the company plans to spread its wings higher with their strategic plan to stay focused on their expertise and execute it brilliantly, meet client’s requirements and to keep up with the goals and standards set.

Laurels Attributed

  • Featured in “The CEO Magazine” as one of the “Top 25 Fastest Growing Cyber Security Companies in INDIA.”
  • Featured in “The Silicon Review” Magazine as one of the “30 Best Tech Companies in India 2017”.

Meet the Security Expert

Nitin Kotwal, Founder & CEO- A visionary and a true entrepreneur at heart, Nitin is an Information Security Architect, Consultant, Tester, Trainer and Author with multiple years of experience across Security Domains with Companies like VMware and Cisco. Apart from being a successful entrepreneur, he is also the author of number of publicly available Technical e-books and multiple Internal Publications across organizations. His high level proficiency in Design & Analysis of Threat Models, Application Security, Risk Management and Security Assessments skills ensures delivery of effective strategies, focused solutions and responsible work towards process improvement in an organization.

“We believe in quality of work and offerings.”

“Our research team is continuously working on the new tools, technologies and methodologies to cope up with the new trends and market demand.”


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