Dr. Anand R. Prasad is a global executive for information- and cyber-security who has delivered security solutions for 5G, 4G, network function virtualization, SOC, WiFi, mobile devices, enterprise and GRC processes from scratch for secure connectivity towards a safer society. Anand has globally propagated the concept of security as the business driver with security being holistic as well as inherent to a system while considering business and architectural implications.
Anand is Founder and CEO of wenovator LLC, a global provider of cybersecurity services and consulting with top-tier clients right across the telecommunications industry. He is also a Senior Security Advisor of NTT DOCOMO, providing advise on all aspects of cybersecurity for the company, Advisor to CTIF Global Capsule and Advisor to GuardRails. Prior to which Anand was Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Board Member / Executive Officer, of Rakuten Mobile, the world's leading MNO with the very first cloud-native 4G / 5G network implementation. As CISO of Rakuten Mobile Anand led all aspects of enterprise and mobile network security from design, deployment to operations. With over 20 years of experience, Anand has also held key roles in NEC, Genista, Lucent Technologies and Uniden. He is an innovator with over 50 patents, a recognized keynote speaker (RSA, GWS, MWC, ICT etc.) and a prolific writer with 6 books and over 50 peer reviewed publications.
Anand was the Chairman of 3GPP SA3 where, among others, he led the standardisation of 5G security. He was governing council member of TSDSI, is governing body member of GISFI, Fellow of IET, Fellow of IETE and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Anand is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of ICT Standardization and Founder as well as Co-Editor of the Cyber Security Magazine. He did his ir (MScEE) and PhD from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
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.