Krishna RajaGopal


Pricincipal Consultant of Akati Consulting

Krishna is a well renowned expert in the IT industry focusing on Security, Forensics and Training. Krishna’s passion for Information Technology has kept him active in the field for two decades. He particularly focuses in Defence in Depth framework strategy formulation for corporates that encompasses areas such as Penetration Testing, Computer Forensics, SIEM, and DLP.

Krishna has contributed extensively in helping numerous Governments and Global Banks to adapt to the Information Technology era. He has provided consultation and advice for banks including a prominent bank in Aruba when they were about to enter into the Online Banking scenario. The standards and procedures he has set for them are being used by all banks in Aruba today.

Krishna was instrumental in designing, planning and organizing the training needs of the Malaysian Civil Service on the Generic Office Environment (GOE−Electronic Government) Project and the Business Process Re-Engineering (BPR) Project of the Malaysian government. He has been certified by EC – Council specializing in Project Management and Customer Relationship Management. He also holds Certified E−Business Associate (CEA), Certified E−Business Professional (CEP) accreditation, Certified E−Business Consultant (CEC) accreditation, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) accreditation, and the Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) accreditations, and EC-Council’s Encryption Specialist (ECES), EC-Council’s Certified Security Analyst (ECSA).

Krishna holds more than 50 different professional certifications and is recognized internationally as one of the best in the industry for IT Forensics / Computer Security. His professional certification includes ISO27001:2013 Lead Auditor,, Prince2 Certified Practitioner, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and numerous others. To date, he holds the record of being the youngest MCSE in the country and also holds the record for scoring a perfect 1000 marks on the final exam − Networking Essentials.

Besides the certifications from Microsoft, he has also certifications from Adobe, Cisco, Apple, Checkpoint, and Sun in various areas of IT. All of the above has equipped him with substantial knowledge and expertise to excel in the training field where his experience ranges from training corporate executives for Microsoft Certification, Programming Languages, Networking systems, application programs, web designing to E-commerce certification. Krishna has extensive hands-on technical experience, possessing a vast range of industry specific certifications that demonstrate high technical proficiency and in-depth knowledge.

He has progressively extended his interest to encompass a wide array of organizational, economic and legal aspects of IT. His extremely broad industry experience and business acumen is instrumental in providing professional consulting services to the public and private corporations, government departments at all levels of organizational structure. Industry leaders, universities and government departments often seek Krishna’s expertise to deliver presentations on information security, infrastructure protection and electronic privacy. Krishna has assisted and trained several Police forces around the globe on security measures and is accredited as a specialist in the successful investigation and prosecution of hackers, fraudsters and those involved in cybercrime. His competencies as a computer forensic consultant include analyzing computer documents, e-mails and data files and so on.

Krishna was once consulted by the law enforcement of a certain North American nation, for the creation of a customised mobile forensic station investigation methodology, designed solely for investigating cyber criminals. Currently, Krishna is being requested to share his expertise to aid the Police Force in a South East Asian nation to set up a forensic investigation unit and lab. Krishna conducts trainings and provides consultation globally. Thus far, he has travelled across five continents to share his expertise and provide his services.

He has also appeared in numerous television interviews and press releases regarding Computer Forensics, IT Security and other related issues. The latest being a series of interviews at BFM 89.9 in Malaysia, TV3, NET2 in Ghana and in Mongolia. Since 2012, Krishna has been invited by the USA Pacific Command to conduct trainings. Krishna has earned a reputation as a distinguished and popular speaker, through the presentations he has delivered at many events around the globe, including a series of conferences held in Mexico where over 1000 participants arrived every night for his sessions on Ethical Hacking and Computer Forensics.

In recent years, Krishna led his team to successfully conduct over 350 different Penetration Tests across the globe for clients in the Banking, Government, Law Enforcement, Military, Telecommunication and various other sectors – all with a 100% success rate! Moreover, Krishna is responsible for developing, maintaining and publishing Information Security standards, policies, procedures and guidelines for AKATI Consulting’s key clients.

He has also been appointed as an expert witness to assist various law enforcement bodies across the globe including the Interpol.

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