Hi there, I'm Akash Girish Masand, a dedicated Cloud Security/DevSecOps Engineer fueled by a profound enthusiasm for everything related to the cloud and security. My primary goal is safeguarding individuals within the digital sphere.


AZ-104: Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate

January 2022

Microsoft Applied Skill: Secure Azure Services and Workloads with Microsoft Defender for Cloud regulatory compliance controls

October 2023

Microsoft Applied Skill: Secure storage for Azure Files and Azure Blob Storage

October 2023


Technology Security Engineer

Liberty Financial (Melbourne, Australia) April 2022 - May 2023

  • Single-handedly improved Cloud Security Posture from 18% to 60% by automating the assignment of recommendations and alerts using Azure Logic Apps, significantly strengthening the security environment.
  • Designed and implemented Azure WAF to service applications deployed in AKS with a feature to deploy WAF per application using configmaps
  • Improved visibility across resources in Azure, AWS and DevOps Environments by onboarding them to Microsoft Defender for Cloud and integrating with Microsoft Sentinel.
  • Cloud Platform Engineer

    WEX Payments June 2019 - April 2022

  • Architected and migrated the reporting layer to the cloud, leveraging Azure FileSync Service and Azure File Service.
  • Built an observability stack on Kubernetes by integrating open-source helm charts like Prometheus, Grafana, Jaeger, Loki, etc.
  • Completed the infrastructure migration to cloud in less than 3 years successfully.
  • DevOps Engineer

    Bulletproof Group Limited August 2018 - June 2019

  • Supported critical infrastructure changes and application deployments for major clients including Village Roadshow Limited, Public Transport Victoria, VicSuper, and Woolworths
  • Delivered security mitigations and monitoring through Proof of Concepts tailored to customer needs.
  • Assisted the DevOps team with vital infrastructure changes and application deployments
  • DevOps Engineer

    TechConnect IT Solutions Pty Ltd July 2017 - July 2018

  • Solely responsible for implementing projects on Microsoft Azure and Office 365 for customers like Microgaming and Ladbrokes.
  • Implemented Observability for customers using Log Analytics and Azure Automation accounts.
  • Built an automated load and performance testing environment using ARM Infrastructure as Code.