DarkMatter Bolsters its Governance, Risk, and Compliance Credentials with Appointment of Harshul Joshi from Salesforce.com

Jan 17, 2016, 05:47 ET from DarkMatter

DUBAI and ABU DHABI, UAE, January 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --


  • Joshi was formerly General Manager of Salesforce.com's Government Cloud platform 
  • Executive is the Global Editor for ISO 27007, and a regular contributor to various ISO and country-level cyber security standards 

DarkMatter, a cyber security firm with global aspirations, announces the appointment of Harshul Joshi as its Senior Vice President, Cyber Governance, Risk and Compliance. The executive joins DarkMatter from San Francisco-headquartered cloud computing company, Salesforce.com, where he was General Manager of the company's Government Cloud platform, and its Global Head of Cyber Security Regulations and Standards.

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Joshi comes with over 17 years of experience in the fields of cloud-based technologies, regulatory compliance, governance, risk, and internal audit; which are all critical areas with respect to DarkMatter's ongoing advisory services to government and commercial entities.  

A dynamic practice leader, Joshi has a successful track record of working with various C-level executives; with state, national and multilateral bodies - including the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCI Security Standards Council; and with other entities operating in the security space.

Prior to joining Salesforce.com, Joshi led the Security practice for PwC (Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP) in the technology sector. He has also held various leadership roles with Sony Corporation of America, GTE Internetworking (currently Verizon) and KPMG LLP.  He is a member of several Boards of Advisors to companies in Silicon Valley, is the Global Editor for ISO 27007, and is a regular contributor to various ISO and country-level cyber security standards.

Commenting on Joshi's appointment, Faisal Al Bannai, Chief Executive Officer of DarkMatter said, "The role of governance, risk, and compliance on the modern cyber security landscape is paramount as it provides parameters and guidance to the industry's direction, and prioritises where investments ought to be made."

Al Bannai continued, "As a strategic partner to the UAE government, DarkMatter's ability to offer advisory to government and non-government entities alike on the current state and future direction of cyber security in the UAE is unprecedented, and Harshul's vast experience will be invaluable in this respect."

In his new role, Joshi is responsible for various cyber risk and regulatory activities in vital industries including the oil and gas, government, defence, and finance. He also leads the cyber security and regulatory components of DarkMatter's Smart City solutions.  

Commenting on his appointment, Joshi said, "The need for governance and compliance is more acute in rapidly developing geographies and sectors, and the Middle East region has a requirement in both areas. Having the ability to advise on policy and best-practice, and then being able to work on the implementation of such from a commercial perspective is a profound opportunity, which has all the hallmarks of becoming a highly successful undertaking, which I am looking forward to being a part of."

DarkMatter is staffed by tier one international cyber experts who develop, manage and deploy the most innovative technologies, adhering to the company's Cyber Security Life-Cycle, which incorporates a four-stage approach involving planning, detection, protection and recovery, and reinforces its secure business solutions.

DarkMatter is leveraging this experience in the wider market as it looks to serve regional and international clients. The company provides a complete portfolio of cyber security solutions and services to organisations that have sophisticated security requirements, from governments and infrastructure operators to large corporations.

About DarkMatter

DarkMatter is a company that is transforming the cyber security landscape by providing a complete range of state-of-the-art services and solutions to government and commercial clients. Its end-to-end expertise extends to:

Governance, Risk and Compliance

We work with public and private entities in all verticals to audit and assess their performance against regulatory standards, helping identify gaps and meet obligations.

Cyber Network Defence

Our elite team of cyber experts, engaged across all competencies and functions, tasked with identifying and responding to the most advanced threats, threat actors, and cyber attacks.

Managed Security Services

We offer a remote monitoring remediation and resolution service that puts the full capabilities and resources of the DarkMatter organisation at the service of our MSS teams. Whether you need a SOC built and operated from scratch or you need assistance in upgrading what you currently have in place, DarkMatter can provide assistance.

Secure Communications

DarkMatter's Secure Communications Suite protects fixed and mobile voice, video, chat, email, file sharing, data communication, as well as device management across various platforms and operating systems.

Infrastructure and System Integration

This area underpins our professional services offering for governments and corporations, providing applications, services and solutions that ensure our clients remain at the forefront of cyber security.

Smart Solutions

We offer a comprehensive security suite of services comprising elements of protection for both homes and businesses: The Connected and Secure Home & Office; Technical Surveillance and Countermeasures; Mobile Peace of Mind; and Trusted Hardware supply.

Staffed by global experts and headquartered in the UAE, DarkMatter provides peace of mind through consulting and project implementations that are scalable to clients of any size and that address any domain of cyber security threat or risk. As a trusted partner to the UAE government and critical infrastructure entities, the firm also works with leading global companies operating in the field of electronic and cyber security.

Agile and innovative, DarkMatter takes a comprehensive approach to helping its clients navigate the complex and ever-evolving world of threat and risk mitigation strategies, tools, policies and systems.



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Email: Kevin.Healy@darkmatter.ae

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