Suresh Bollapragada Joins DarkMatter as Vice President of Systems Engineering

  • Suresh was formerly a Senior Director Engineering in Qualcomm's Chipset Division, where he helped develop security technologies on Snapdragon and Qualcomm modem chipsets
  • The senior executive comes with impressive electronic security expertise, extending to applied security, cryptography, and countermeasures

ABU DHABI and DUBAI, UAE, June 6, 2016 /CNW/ - DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, announces the appointment of Suresh Bollapragada to the role of Vice President of Systems Engineering, where he will be responsible for security of communication platforms, including mobile phones.

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Suresh has over 20 years of impressive experience in software and system engineering from a number of blue chip technology companies, with his expertise encompassing security technology and networking. He possesses extensive credentials in system software, networking, ARM (Reduced Instruction Set Computing - RISC) and Systems-on-Chips (SoC) architectures, as well as end-to-end (E2E) products.

Prior to joining DarkMatter, Suresh was Senior Director Engineering in Qualcomm's Chipset Division in San Diego, where he was responsible for security system architecture, SoC security roadmap, software development and commercial deployment of mobile devices running Android, Windows and modem products.

Before joining Qualcomm, Suresh was Senior Software Architect at Astute Networks in San Diego, where he was responsible for software/system architecture and development of protocol stacks for Pericles 10Gbps Intelligent Network Processor. Pericles is a parallel processor architecture with 10 embedded RISC cores and supports hardware for accelerating stateful protocols.

Suresh also enjoyed roles in software engineering at RC Networks and Hughes Network Systems, with a highlight of his career being his pioneering role in the launch of TrustZone, a hardware-based security application built into SoCs by semiconductor chip designers to provide secure end points and roots of trust.

Commenting on Suresh's appointment, Faisal Al Bannai, DarkMatter's Chief Executive Officer said, "Suresh has impressive electronic security expertise, which extends to applied security, cryptography, protocols, privacy, countermeasures, incident response, and software security. His long experience in software engineering and system architecture will make him an important member of our growing team, and a further achievement in DarkMatter's vision to have globally recognised cyber security technology leaders based in the UAE."

While at Qualcomm, Suresh built a 75+ person security engineering group to develop security technologies on Qualcomm Snapdragon and Qualcomm modem chipsets, which are included in in top-tier mobile devices including the iPhone, Samsung Galaxy series, Google Nexus, Android devices, Microsoft Windows Phones, Nokia and Blackberry devices.  

Suresh Bollapragada said, "The importance of end-to-end cyber security has never been more important, and having spent many years focusing on security within the mobile end-user device environment, it is an exciting prospect to bring this knowledge and experience to an organisation like DarkMatter, which has placed end-to-end cyber security at the centre of its operational outlook."

Suresh holds a Master of Computer Science degree from the University of California, San Diego and a Bachelor in Technology (Hons) Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur. He graduated from both institutions with honours.

Already a trusted partner to Governments and critical entities, DarkMatter is staffed by tier one international cyber experts who develop, manage and deploy the most innovative technologies. Solutions adhere to the company's Cyber Security Life-Cycle, which incorporates a four-stage approach involving planning, detection, protection and recovery, and reinforces its secure business solutions.

DarkMatter is leveraging this experience in the wider market as it looks to serve regional and international clients. The company provides a complete portfolio of cyber security solutions and services to organisations that have sophisticated security requirements, from governments and infrastructure operators to large corporations.

About DarkMatter

DarkMatter is a company that is transforming the cyber security landscape by providing a complete range of state-of-the-art services and solutions to governments and commercial clients. Its end-to-end expertise extends to:

Governance, Risk and Compliance

We work with public and private entities in all verticals to audit and assess their performance against regulatory standards, helping identify gaps and meet obligations.

Cyber Network Defence

Our elite team of cyber experts, engaged across all competencies and functions, tasked with identifying and responding to the most advanced threats, threat actors, and cyber attacks.

Managed Security Services

We offer a remote monitoring remediation and resolution service that puts the full capabilities and resources of the DarkMatter organisation at the service of our MSS teams. Whether you need a SOC built and operated from scratch or you need assistance in upgrading what you currently have in place, DarkMatter can provide assistance.

Secure Communications

DarkMatter's Secure Communications Suite protects fixed and mobile voice, video, chat, email, file sharing, data communication, as well as device management across various platforms and operating systems.

Infrastructure and System Integration

This area underpins our professional services offering for governments and corporations, providing applications, services and solutions that ensure our clients remain at the forefront of cyber security.

Smart Solutions

We offer a comprehensive security suite of services comprising elements of protection for both homes and businesses: The Connected and Secure Home & Office; Technical Surveillance and Countermeasures; Mobile Peace of Mind; and Trusted Hardware supply.

Staffed by global experts and headquartered in the UAE, DarkMatter provides peace of mind through consulting and project implementations that are scalable to clients of any size and that address any domain of cyber security threat or risk. As a trusted partner to governments and critical infrastructure entities, the firm also works with leading global companies operating in the field of electronic and cyber security.

Agile and innovative, DarkMatter takes a comprehensive approach to helping its clients navigate the complex and ever-evolving world of threat and risk mitigation strategies, tools, policies and systems.

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