Creating the Finest Auditing and Consulting Solutions Globally
The industry for audits and consulting has seen rapid shifts in terms of environment, execution, and transformation. This professional service vertical is growing and has amplified its revenues in recent years.
And the market boom and surge in revenues haven’t abruptly appeared out of a Pandora’s Box out of the blue, companies like AAA Technologies Pvt. Ltd has made it happen. AAA Technologies is a premier independent auditing and consulting company specializing in the area of IS Audit, Information Security, IT Assurance & compliance, IT Governance and Cyber Security for 18+ years.
Formed in October 2000, the company in those days when computerization was still picking up its pace decide to venture into this field and hold the position of being one of the pioneers of the millennial year. The name comes from the motto that boasts highly of their accurate, reliable and innovative services that signify the ‘AAA’ rating and nothing does better justice to it apart from them rendering the finest services to the clients.
Anjay Agarwal, Chairman & Managing Director, AAA Technologies Pvt. Ltd,
Mr. Agarwal is a proactive professional in the Information Security field and has been serving the community for more than 15 years. He holds prestigious qualifications/certifications like CGEIT (USA), CRISC (USA), CISA (USA), CIA (USA), CFE (USA), ABCI (UK), BCMS Certified Lead Implementer, BS7799 Certified Lead Implementer, ISO 27001 Certified Lead Implementer, ISO 27001 Certified Lead Auditor, FCA, ACS, and Grad. CWA, PGDFERM, ISA, DIRM, LL.B (Gen), B.Com
He has been Co-opted member in Information Technology Committee of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the year 2003-2004 and Co-opted member in Information Technology Committee of WIRC of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the year 2002 and 2008.
He was Member of Governmental and Regulatory Agencies Board (GRA Board) of ISACA, International for the year 2006-2007, 2005-2006 & 2004- 2005 and was the Chairman of Governmental and Regulatory Agencies Board (GRA Board) of ISACA, International for the year 2008-2009 and 2007-2008. He was Chairman of GRA Sub Committee Area 1 of ISACA, International for the year 2010-2011 and 2009-2010 and member of Professional Influence / Advocacy Committee for the year 2010-2011. He has also been a member of Audit Committee for the year 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 and Finance Committee for the year 2011-2012 of ISACA, International.
Business Connect: How do you feel you are different from your competitors?
Anjay: The leadership has honed expertise over a period of time who have contributed to the security standards, best practices, standard security operating procedures, etc. help in being appropriate IT infra doctors for the business. The leadership team is involved in the new technologies yet to come and so understand how the business will be using the same and associated risk and probably newer threats. Thus, the learning curve is too small which is a cutting edge over other players in the market space. The company has rendered such services for 18+ years and 100% of clients are satisfied and have got the value from our services. Myself, have been associated with ISACA, USA almost for a decade and serving various committees / Board of ISACA, the USA including Chairman of Government and Regulatory Agencies Board. I was past president of ISACA, Mumbai Chapter.
Business Connect: Did everything come easy, or you have your story of struggle?
Anjay: The journey was not as easy as it looks like. It’s like after an exam, we feel that the exam was very easy but before the exam we have to work very hard. We have been working very hard over the years to be here today
Business Connect: What kind of clients do you serve, any special mentions?
Anjay: Our number of clientele may be 2000+. Due to confidentiality, it is not possible to disclose the name. But we are rendering our services primarily to Government (both Central and State), Regulatory Authorities, Public Sector Undertakings and Banks
Business Connect: How do you keep pace with the changing market trends?
Anjay: To be up to date with the latest technology and threats in cyberspace, we make sure we are always ahead of time and are executing the best quality services to our clients
Business Connect: In terms of your market, what do you feel the future holds for entrepreneurs?
Anjay: The future is very bright at least for the next two decades in cybersecurity. The entrepreneurs need to have Long Term Vision, Be Ethical, stay constantly updated and render quality service to clients.
Business Connect: How necessary do you feel is it to keep your employees content, how do you ensure it?
Anjay: They are not our employee but family members. We believe that the company is a family. There is both informal and formal structure. All family members are reachable to top management, discuss their personal issues which get sorted out by them and flexibility in leave and timing of organization. Formal structure in the sense that the work has to be completed in time and with the best quality even if they have to work late. The company looks after their needs and they look to achieve the company’s objectives.
Business Connect: Who is your role model in the business/entrepreneurial world and what have you learned from the person?
Anjay: There are a number of people who are inspiring, I have been learning not only from their success but also for their failure. It is also important to learn the reasons for the success or failure
Business Connect: Apart from work, what else do you like to spend your time doing?
Anjay: Normally there isn’t a lot of time left with me after the preoccupations of the work. But, whenever time permits, I like to spend my time reading and keeping myself updated, watch TV, take a good amount of rest which otherwise isn’t possible because of hectic schedules, to ensure my body gets ample rest to regain the energy to work.
Business Connect: How do you see the initiatives of present government with respect to your industry? Have they helped you in any sense?
Anjay: There is a lot of opportunity and awareness of cyber security in India now. Thanks to the Digital India movement, Government Regulations, and Ransom wares. With greater awareness, Organizations are looking to safeguard themselves against Cyber Threats. With Digital India movement and greater awareness and compliance towards security, there has been an exponential demand in Cyber Security.
Business Connect: What are the achievements and milestones of the company?
Anjay: We have achieved several milestones which may be a task elaborate. We keep on achieving milestones, then setting another milestone and achieving it and so on. Our ultimate aim is to secure the cyber assets of the country.
Business Connect: What does the future hold for the company?
Anjay: To stay into this field, we need to be ahead of time especially in technology. Our Professionals keep contributing both at National and International Level in Cyber Security, enrich their skills over a period of time and continuously stay updated. With that said, maintain high integrity and ethics, the company would grow leaps and bounds. The cybersecurity field would increase exponentially at least for the next 2 decades and of course, we would be one of the beneficiaries.
The competitive edge and the finely carved reputation of AAA Technologies in the market as an auditing and consulting company has been founded on the long term relationships sustained over the years with clients, and their aptitude to craft a niche and groundbreaking solutions while being fair, reasonable and receptive in their services.
“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”