Our founders, Sameer & Shivangi, founded Arrka after spending more than a decade each in corporate jobs engaging with large organisations in their Cybersecurity & Risk journeys. The one thing they realised while doing this was that there was an acute scarcity of expertise in these domains. Consequently, this scarce set of experts naturally gravitated towards the large enterprises or the government – entities that could afford it. However, as the world became increasingly digital, associated cyber risks began emerging and impacting ALL organisations, not just the large ones.
When the entrepreneurial bug bit and they set up Arrka, the duo decided to make this their mission – to equip ALL organisations, irrespective of size, to deal with Cyber Risks. And they picked two areas of Cyber Risks to focus on: Data Privacy & Cyber Security.
To translate the above into reality, they set out three objectives for Arrka:
- Provide ACTIONABLE INTELLIGENCE
In a conversation with a friend, they articulated their thoughts as:
With the above mission clearly mapped out, the two rolled up their sleeves and got to work. Along the way, they were joined by other like-minded folks who shared the lofty dream. Working with various organisations of different sizes across multiple sectors, understanding their challenges and working with them to address them gave the team the insights they needed to chip away at their dream. Slowly, the initial contours of the design of the Arrka platform emerged. The real power of the platform, which is in the underlying content frameworks – that weave the myriad ‘capsules of knowledge’ into actionables and enable them to remain updated in the rapidly and continually changing environment – took a couple of years to be designed and built. After all, this was (and is!) unchartered territory with no examples or benchmarks for the team to consider.
In the process, responding to their clients’ requirements, Arrka Lab and Arrkademy also got established. Arrka Lab introduced the concept of Privacy Testing and started conducting and publishing the much sought-after Annual Privacy Study. In parallel, the lab kept(and keeps) developing Arrka’s core methodologies and frameworks as well – responding to client needs as and when they came up. Meanwhile, Arrkademy has gone on to become the definitive Privacy focused learning platform in India, contributing to building a pool of much-needed privacy experts that India so urgently needs.
Being pioneers in Data Privacy in their geography of initial focus – India – Arrka has also been contributing in many ways to the emerging Data Privacy landscape in India and is looked upon as the thought leader in its chosen area of expertise – Operationalizing Privacy in organisations.
Today, with a Privacy Management Platform that SIMPLIFIES, AUTOMATES and provides ACTIONABLE INTELLIGENCE on tap, complemented by Arrka Lab and Arrkademy, Arrka empowers organisations to confidently forge ahead with their Data Privacy Programs with minimal dependence on expensive expertise and budgetary outlays.
In a Nutshell, Arrka's Goals
We use the power of data and technology to make it easy for anyone to implement and manage their Data Privacy Programs.
We assimilate and digest all the complexities an organisation faces with Data Privacy, push them 'under the hood' and offer a simple-to-use solution"
We collate all applicable data & intelligence. Add on the expertise derived from experience. Harness it all via AI. Make it all available as Actionable Intelligence that is available on tap