I am Pranav R Lal, the security writer. I am based in India. I can write most non-fiction ranging from brochures, to policies, reports, business letters.
Academically, I am a masters in business administration (MBA). Most of my career has been in the area of information security.
In terms of information security certifications, I am a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. My experience in the information security industry has been varied. I have conducted forensic investigations, ISO 27001 audits, designed information security processes such as those for log reviews, user access management etc. I am familiar with Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing both for networks and for applications. I have lead ISO 27001 implementations across various industries ranging from fast moving consumer goods to financial services.
In adition, I have worked in human resources with a focus on policy drafting and in the areas of performance management and time sheet tracking.
I am a self-taught computer programmer and used to write PL SQL procedures and java server pages for a living. I still program as a hobby primarily in Visual Basic .net, WinWrap Basic (the variant of basic used by Dragon Naturally Speaking) and Visual Basic for Applications. I have worked with Visual C++, C, C++ and Pascal.