Ankit Khera

We sat down with Ankit to learn about BT’s presence in India, what excites him about working in Cyber Security and how colleagues were supported throughout the pandemic.

What is your role?

I’m working as a Cyber Security Manager in BT Security, acting as a Protector for internal BT and commercial operations.

How would you describe BT and the work it does to people in India who may not be as familiar with BT as we are in the UK?

BT has established itself as a top MNC (multinational corporation) in India with significant presence across multiple locations throughout India. BT is regarded as one of the leading MSS (Managed Security Service) provider across Networks, Security, Cyber Security and the Digital space.

Why is Cyber Security so important to our customers?

Cyber Security is important because it encompasses everything that relates to protecting our data from cyber attackers who want to steal this information and use it to cause harm. This can be sensitive data, including governmental and industry information, personally identifiable information (PII) and intellectual property.

With the rise of cyber-crimes, the growth of IoT (Internet of Things) devices, the cost of cyber risks… Cyber Security and keeping data safe is vital across our industry and more widely. 

What excites you about working as a Protector for BT in India?

It enables me to work on market leading products and with industry-leading vendors. BT has many exciting and innovative products, ranging from endpoints to SIEM (Security information and event management). Moreover, management in India has always been a shining example of supporting employees.

How has BT supported your development and career growth?

With the ever-changing threat landscape, BT has kept abreast with technology advancements. This in turn has enabled me and others in BT to gain exposure to a wide range of technologies.

Participating in learning and development opportunities has enabled me to learn about new, emerging frameworks and technologies, in addition to gaining professional certifications like PCNSE, CISA and CISM. 

How did BT support its customers and employees’ wellbeing during the pandemic?

For a long time, BT has demonstrated that they value their employees’ wellbeing, and during the pandemic, BT’s care for its employees was on another level. Be it oxygen supplies, medical aid, doctors’ helpline, sanitising offices and many other measures were taken for employees’ wellbeing from a health perspective. To ensure an effective working from home culture and environment, BT provided ergonomic furniture and IT assets which also enabled the business to run and grow seamlessly.

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