AAA TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED, REVOLUTIONIZING THE REALM OF CYBER SECURITY SINCE 2000
Mr Anjay Agarwal
For more than two decades, AAA Technologies leads from the forefront as a premier independent auditing and consulting company specializing in the area of IS Audit, Information Security, IT Assurance & compliance, IT Governance, and Cyber Security.
Led by Chairman and Managing Director, Mr Anjay Agarwal, the firm personifies rendering accurate, reliable and innovative services thereby rendering quality services to the clients. The journey of AAA Technologies was incepted as early starters in October 2000 when computerization was picking up.
“At that time, we felt that there would be a need for checking computer controls instead of the traditional audit as organisations start relying on computers. Hence, we ventured into this area and are one of the pioneers,” Anjay Agarwal shared.
Contrary to speculations, AAA is not derived from the visionary’s name. Rather, it signifies benchmarking delivering the best services to clients. As the man himself puts it, “What can signify better than “AAA” rating. Our motto is to provide Accurate, Reliable and Innovative Services to our clients.”
Acceptance, initially, was a challenge as organisations were hesitant to change when they were purchasing products from well-reputed vendors. Over some time, they have released the need for AAA solutions.
The Man At Helm, Anjay Agarwal
Mr Anjay Agarwal, Chairman and Managing Director, is an eminent security maverick serving both the National and International security community for 20+ years. He holds prestigious 25 qualifications/certifications (including CGEIT(USA), CRISC(USA), CISA(USA), CIA(USA), CFE(USA), ABCI(UK), FCA, ACS, ACMA etc) in several domains and from various countries with specialization in Information Security.
The 55th person in the World to get COBIT Certified Assessor Designation, he has been associated in various capacities with Government and Professional bodies including Jury Member for the Maharashtra IT Awards conferred by the State of Maharashtra, ISACA (USA), ISACA, Mumbai Chapter, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Anjay is the first person from Asia to be Chairman of Governmental and Regulatory Agencies Board (GRA Board) of ISACA, International. He has been associated with ISACA, Mumbai Chapter since 2000-2001 in various capacities and was the President in the year 2006-2007.
He has been associated with ISACA, International since 2002 and has served on various committees/boards. He has been a member of the Academic Relations Committee of ISACA, International for the year 2004-2005, 2003-2004 and 2002-2003.
He was a 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 the Audit Committee for the year 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 and the Finance Committee for the year 2011-2012 of ISACA, International.
He has been Co-opted member of the Information Technology Committee of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the year 2003-2004 and Co-opted member of the Information Technology Committee of WIRC of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the Year 2002 and 2008. He has been a Jury Member for the Maharashtra IT Awards conferred by the State of Maharashtra for several years. Anjay has been involved in 10,000+ assignments in Information Security / Cyber Security to date.
The AAA USP
AAA’s unique selling proposition is inclusive of several factors. First, they believe, being the first one of their kind to be listed on the Stock Exchange in India. The experience of two decades specializing in Information Security, Cyber Security Auditing, and Consulting Services.
With a focus on their core business strength i.e. IS Audit, Information Security and IT Governance, cyber security, they are also empanelled by multiple regulatory bodies including CERT-In, CCA, etc. This is reinforced by the awards and recognitions by Government and prominent bodies and clients who bring rest assured sharing their confidential data.
They work closely with clients and provide solutions that are most cost-efficient thereby making security affordable while ensuring that recommendations meet business objectives and are practicable of being implemented.
Having rendered services across almost all the sectors, they have the experience to execute the project in the most effective manner and skills developed over more than a decade. Knowledge through continuing education is an accumulation of global contribution, auditing, assessment and consultancy services. AAA continues to offer 100% value addition and client satisfaction in all projects.
The AAA Family
The AAA team is an extended family working in a symphony of informal and formal structures. All family members are reachable to top management, discuss their issues which get sorted out by them and flexibility in leave and timing of organization.
At the same time, the formal structure is implemented in terms of efficiency and quality of work even if they have to work late. AAA looks after their needs and they look to achieve the company’s objectives.
The Achievements Timeline
“Unless you are motivated you cannot perform things better. It is difficult but at the same time it is necessary also,” the leader shared. With the same approach, they have received several laurels including:
2000- Incorporated with a futuristic vision
2005 – Empanelment with CERT-in
2006 – Audited Internet Banking for major PSB in India
2008- Major contract by Government of India
2009- Achieved ISO 9001 and 27001 Certification
2009- Empanelment with Controller of Certifying Authorities
2009- Received Maharashtra IT Awards from Maharashtra State Government
2010- Forming Information Security Policy for Regulatory Agency
2011- Major Contract in Oil and Petroleum PSU
2013 – Empanelment with largest PSB in India
2013- Major client for Toll System Security Audit
2013- Audited 200+ websites for State Government
2014- Audited one of the largest Municipal corporations in India
2014- Niche project for largest PSB in India
2016 – Audited Regulatory Agency in India
2017- Awarded 20 Most Promising Cyber Security Solution Provider 2017 by CIO Review
2017- Awarded 50 Best Indian Founded Companies 2017
2018- Empanelment with NICSI
2018- Empanelment by major Insurance Company in India
2018- Single order of 4+ Crores
2019 - Auditing one of largest upcoming Bank in India
2019 – Opened branch office in Delhi
2020 – Initial Public Offering (Sept’20)
2020 – Listing on NSE Emerge (Oct’20)
2020- Forbes India coves AAA Technologies
2021 – Special Audit of a Private Sector Bank from Regulatory Agency
2021 - Empanelment with various State Level Organisations
2021 – Awarded Pride of Bharat and Business Leader of the year
Awarded Company of the year 2017, 2018 and 2020 in IS Audit and Cyber Security by CEO Magazine
What Is Success?
“Success is a relative term. We do not work for success. We believe in doing good work and honestly and thereafter success follows. One should dream big but be satisfied with the outcome and that is a success,” Anjay answered.
AAA has enjoyed success during the pandemic affected 2020 and is planning to expand through several offices across India. Anjay advises aspiring entrepreneurs to be ethical, honest, transparent and have a long-term vision.