Anand R. Prasad, Dr. & ir., Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, is Chief Security Architect at Rakuten Mobile Network, Japan, where he is responsible of 4G, 5G and network security.
Prior to Rakuten Ananad was Chief Advanced Technologist, Executive Specialist, at NEC Corporation, Japan, where he was involved in new business development, leads the telecommunications security activity and mobile communications standardization. Anand is the chairman of 3GPP SA3 (mobile communications security standardization group), a member of the governing body of Global ICT Standardisation Forum for India (GISFI), founder chairman of the Security & Privacy working group and a governing council member of Telecom Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI). He was chairman of the Green ICT working group of GISFI. Before joining NEC, Anand led the network security team in DoCoMo Euro-Labs, Munich, Germany, as a manager. He started his career at Uniden Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, as a researcher developing embedded solutions, such as medium access control (MAC) and automatic repeat request (ARQ) schemes for wireless local area network (WLAN) product, and as project leader of the software modem team. Subsequently, he was a systems architect (as distinguished member of technical staff) for IEEE 802.11 based WLANs (WaveLAN and ORiNOCO) in Lucent Technologies, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands, during which period he was also a voting member of IEEE 802.11. After Lucent, Anand joined Genista Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, as a technical director with focus on perceptual QoS. Anand has provided business and technical consultancy to start-ups, started an offshore development center based on his concept of cost effective outsourcing models and is involved in business development. Anand has applied for over 50 patents, has published 6 books and authored over 50 peer reviewed papers in international journals and conferences. His latest book is on “Security in Next Generation Mobile Networks: SAE/LTE and WiMAX”, published by River Publishers, August 2011. He is a series editor for standardization book series and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of ICT Standardisation published by River Publishers, an Associate Editor of IEEK (Institute of Electronics Engineers of Korea) Transactions on Smart Processing & Computing (SPC), advisor to Journal of Cyber Security and Mobility, and chair / committee member of several international activities. He is also Editor of a cyber security awareness blog "Opinion Pieces on Cyber Security" that is aimed at brining cyber security knowledge to everyone. He is a recipient of the 2014 ITU-AJ "Encouragement Award: ICT Accomplishment Field" and the 2012 (ISC)² Asia Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements (ISLA) Award as a Senior Information Security Professional. Anand is Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Fellow IETE and Senior Member IEEE and was a NEC Certified Professional (NCP).
I will bring the star for you "securely" IEEE Globcom, 2015 Here I give my opinion on what 5G is or meant to be. The definition goes beyond the usual data-rate increase. Following that I present some initial thoughts on security aspects. I also presented security assurance (auditing, testing, monitoring to forensics) and thoughts on security-as-a-service.
Cyber Security: Beyond 2050 Celebration of 100 PhD Graduates by R. Prasad and Seminar on Human Bond Communications & Beyond 2050; CTIF, 2015 This is the talk where I mentioned that Cyber 2050 will happen in 5 years thus 1 cyber year being 7 human year. Reason being the speed of technology enhancements brought by the ease of connectivity. This has led to bringing research faster to productization than ever before. Mobile Devices Security: Evolving Threat Profile of Mobile Networks RSA 2014 This talk gives a high level overview of security in 3GPP systems (3G and LTE or 4G) and discusses cyber security implications as well as mitigation. Securing the Next Generation: LTE Security MobiSec, 2010 In this talk I discuss LTE security. Details is available in my book published later.