Dr.Muthukumaran Balasubramanian, BSI certified ISO27001LA, NRBPT certified ISO9001:2000LA, Eccouncilcertified CEH, started his career in 1988 with teaching at Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering(SVCE) and moved into network and security verticals as Chief Consultant with Gemini CommunicationLtd (GCL). As a CTO, he is currently establishing industrial best practices in security and network domainsand setting up consultancy practices in the areas of ISMS, SNOC, and IT infrastructure management areas. With a sound understanding on management and IT controls, he has carried out Information security (IS) design, documentation Audits, network and security audits including vulnerability assessments for various customers.
Prominent projects & consulting assignments include Gigabit Passive Optical Network for townships, consulting on large data base biometric de-duplication, consulting in layered security design \ design validation, security gap studies & ISMS audits for organizations like, Rane, Merrill Technologies, A.P.Mahesh Bank, consulting on black box data ware house audits & system audit for banks, 360 degree security stack audit & consulting. He is on the advisory board of ITNEXT’s search for NEXT 100 CIOs. He was a visiting professor at SMOT School of Business, Great Lakes Institute of Management & BannariInstitute of Technology. He has been offering courses in Information Systems, Information Securitypractices & Information Systems audit. He was one of the principal architects in establishing the campus LAN and gateway solutions for SVCE as early as 1998 including system administration, services management, forensics & incident analysis, security policy planning and practices. He was associated with Hexaware, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Review Net, Syntel India Ltd, HCL etc in different profiles.
He is an invited speaker and SME for Tamil Nadu Police, cyber investigations and delivers guest lectureson cyber crime and cyber forensics. He is an active member and the Joint Secretary of Cyber Society of India, a Fellow of United Writers Association of India and Life member of other technical societies With scholastic achievements in M.Sc, MCA, and ME (CS), PhD, he has published a good number of research papers and has authored technical books and chapters for premier publishers like John Wiley,Pearson India, Tata McGraw Hill, and Vijay Nicole. He is currently working on titles “ManagementInformation Systems”, “Information Security and Management”, and Business Channel dynamics andChannel management” for Oxford India.