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Anand Harikrishnan

Anand Harikrishnan

Anand, his wife and his little baby girl currently reside in Chennai, India. Off work, he is busy with his family and his little angel. Anand enjoys hiking, biking, and being with his family. He loves to read and expand his knowledge with the ever emerging threats in Information World.
Anand Harikrishnan, CEH
is an Information Security Consultant at Royal Bank of Scotland, primarily works with Threat and Vulnerability Management. He has many years of experience working in IT Security and has been involved with many facets of Intrusion Detection Systems, Vulnerability Assessments, and Security Operations. He holds a bachelor degree in the field of computer and engineering.

Anand is a Certified Ethical Hacker and member of various Security organizations.


Zarex G. dela Cruz

rex1Zarex G. dela Cruz, CISA, CISSP, EnCE leads the Americas Investigations, Forensics, and eDiscovery team at Oracle. Zarex aka ‘Rex’ has 15 years’ experience in information security, risk management, security operations, software development, incident response, and eDiscovery. He helped build Oracle’s first eDiscovery infrastructure and a cutting-edge Forensic Laboratory. Rex was one of the architects who designed and maintained Oracle’s Intrusion Detection & Prevention and Security Information/Events Management infrastructure. Rex is also a software developer, who does both compiled and interpreted languages; and had developed programs, utilities, and web portals for all the Fortune 100 companies where he has worked.

Rex holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Security, a degree in Software Application and Development, and a degree in Computer Engineering. He currently hold numerous credentials including Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Encase Certified Examiner (EnCE), Security+ and several others.

Rex enjoys reading books, watching movies, and doing his Do-It-Yourself Home Improvements. He likes running and cycling and has joined several shorter marathons. He also enjoys drawing and painting and tries his very best playing his guitar and singing along!


Viswanathan Rangaswamy

Viswanathan RangaswamyViswanathan Rangaswamy, CEH is a security manager with Tata Communications, a leading Telecommunications company in APAC. Viswa has a many years working with security operations and engineering. His experiences implementing and designing IDP solutions as well as Event Management technologies give him a wide and deep knowledge in Security today.

Viswa currently lives in Bangalore, India and holds a bachelor degree in the field of Computer science. He is a Certified Ethical Hacker, GIAC Penetration Tester, and CHFI.