Chef and Fusion Food Connoisseur,
Conscientious hiker,

Cyber Defender.

Jay Ashtapuutre

Cyber Security Team Manager

Hailing from the picturesque city of Nashik, India, Jay’s journey to becoming a Cyber Security Team Manager at Ultima is as diverse as it is inspiring. Initially trained as a Chef, Jay ventured into the world of hospitality, mastering the art of culinary delights while working as “The Night Manager” in esteemed hotels.

However, driven by an insatiable curiosity and a desire to challenge himself further, Jay made a bold career transition into the realm of Information Technology. Starting as a SOC Analyst in 2017, he quickly proved his mettle, transitioning to roles of increasing responsibility, including Associate Information Security Manager at the Civil Aviation Authority, before finding his way to Ultima in 2021.

Beyond his professional achievements, he’s a man of many passions and fun facts. From his love for travel and hiking to his knack for whipping up fusion cuisine in the kitchen, Jay’s adventurous spirit knows no bounds. In his downtime, you might find him immersing himself in the world of Disney and Pixar as a mentee, or perhaps even taking the stage as a secret theatre actor.

Today, as a Cyber Security Manager, Jay brings a unique blend of culinary precision, hospitality finesse, and technical expertise to his role at Ultima. His story serves as a testament to Ultima’s commitment to nurturing talent and fostering growth, making him a valuable asset to our team of experts.

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Role and Skills

Our customers benefit from:

A highly experienced, tenacious and passionate Cyber Security Team Manager overseeing a global team of Cyber Consultants, Security Engineers and Cyber Operations Analysts. As a subject matter expert, Jay provides a hands on approach for any major cyber incidents.

Delivery of cloud security services to Critical National Infrastructure, Financial and Private Sector. Expertise in communicating with C-Suite, advising on Cyber Risks and Security Improvements, Experience in Security Operations, Incident response and Management, Investigations, GRC, Patching, Vulnerability Management, Security Application Management, to list a few.


Practical expertise in:

  • Darktrace
  • Sophos
  • Palo Alto
  • Panorama
  • Proofpoint
  • Mimecast
  • Microsoft Defender Suite
  • Azure and Cloud App Security
  • Sentinel
  • Intune

Teri is responsible for provisioning the expert resources who deliver Ultima’s customer transformation projects.

Her skill at matching Ultima expertise to customer needs plays a decisive role in achieving game-changing outcomes for our customers. Especially now that increasing demand for IT talent is leading more and more businesses to outsource.



  • Snow
  • AppcheckNG
  • Cisco Umbrella
  • McAfee
  • Checkpoint
  • Tenable
  • Qualys
  • Trend Micro
  • Ivanti.

"I'm the one who knocks":

Jay, inspired by Breaking Bad's Walter White, proactively secures clients' digital assets at Ultima, asserting control against threats.

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Our Resourcing Hero’s journey:

In the last year alone, Teri and her team have delivered:


days of outsourced resources to support customer projects


hours of Professional


responses to requests per day (on average) relating to project resourcing

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Ultima propositions:


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“My role directly impacts customers by ensuring the security of their environment. Swift incident response and mitigation safeguards from Cyber attacks helps in minimising impact. Our proactive measures such as Vulnerability Management, Patching and Governance help ensure that systems remain operational and resilient against cyber threats reducing risk of disruption that could affect customers.”


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