DarkMatter appoints VP of systems engineering
Suresh Bollapragada will be responsible for security of communication platforms
DarkMatter has announced the appointment of Suresh Bollapragada as vice president of systems engineering, where he will be accountable for security of communication platforms.
Bollapragada has 20 years' experience in software and system engineering from a number of blue chip companies, with expertise encompassing security technology, networking and credentials in system software, ARM (reduced instruction set computing- RISC) and systems-on-chips (SoC) architectures, as well as end-to-end products.
Prior to joining DarkMatter, Bollapragada was senior director engineering in Qualcomm's chipset division, 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.
Whilst at Qualcomm, Bollapragada 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.
Before Qualcomm, Bollapragada was senior software architect at Astute Networks, where he was responsible for software and 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 protocols.
Faisal Al Bannai, DarkMatter's chief executive officer said: "Bollapragada 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."
Bollapragada added, "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."