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.
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.