About DefensaNet

At DefensaNet, we are dedicated to empowering a safer digital world where information sharing is both secure and effortless. With a clear vision, solid mission, and core values that guide our operations, we specialize in providing top-tier cybersecurity solutions tailored to meet the challenges of today's fast-paced, interconnected environments.

Our Mission

Proactively building a resilient and trustworthy ecosystem.

Our Vision

Creating a future where information sharing is safe and carefree.

Our Values

  • Proactive
  • Accountable
  • Vigilant
  • Integral
  • Agile
  • Assertive
  • Generous


A luminary in the cybersecurity domain, Sanket Nirmal co-founded DefensaNet with the vision of delivering robust and comprehensive cybersecurity solutions. With a career spanning over 18 years in the industry, Sanket's expertise lies in turning complex security challenges into scalable and sustainable solutions. His leadership has not only propelled the company to new heights but has also shaped the cybersecurity landscape.

Sanket Nirmal

(Co-Founder and CEO)

CISA: Certified Information Systems Auditor

CISA: Certified Information Systems Auditor

DCDPO©️: Data Protection Officer

ISO 27001 LA: ISO 27001 Lead Auditor

COBIT 5: Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology 5

CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker)

Vinayak Waghmode brings to DefensaNet a wealth of experience and a keen insight into cybersecurity. His hands-on approach and dedication to excellence have been pivotal in crafting the strategic direction of the company. Vinayak's expertise and leadership are not just pillars that support the firm but also beacons that guide the team to innovate and excel.

Vinayak Waghmode

(Co-Founder and CBO)

CISA: Certified Information Systems Auditor

ISO 27001 LA: ISO 27001 Lead Auditor

CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker

CHFI: Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator

CHFI: Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator

CND: Certified Network Defender


Meet With Our Talented Team

Niket Etambe


Niket Etambe, with over three decades of experience in the IT and cybersecurity realm, serves as the Director of Cybersecurity Operations at DefensaNet. His comprehensive background, encompassing both technical prowess and strategic oversight, ensures that our cybersecurity operations are executed with precision and aligned with industry-leading standards.

Akhilesh Ghosh

Chief Vulnerability Officer

Akhilesh is the strategic mind behind our Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) services and our Product Cyber360. His deep technical expertise and innovative thinking ensure that DefensaNet's VAPT services are not only cutting-edge but also aligned with the best practices and emerging trends in cybersecurity.

Nikhilesh Chapalge

Chief Business Development Officer

At the intersection of cybersecurity and business development, you'll find Nikhilesh, our Head of Sales. He's known for his strategic foresight and his exceptional ability to connect clients with solutions that address their complex cybersecurity challenges.

Shreya Gupta

Marketing and Client Relations

Shreya leads our marketing efforts and customer success initiatives with a perfect balance of creativity and customer-centric strategy. Her expertise is crucial in building DefensaNet's brand as a leader in cybersecurity and ensuring that our clients receive unparalleled service and support.