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Manideep Konakandla

Carnegie Mellon University
Is an Author, Security Researcher, Speaker and a J.N Tata Scholar. He is current Security Researcher + Masters student in Information Security @Carnegie Mellon University, USA and is currently researching on "Security of containers with focus on Docker". He has authored a book at an age of 21 which made him one of the youngest authors in India to write a book on Hacking. He was also featured in India's largest circulated English and Telugu newspapers including Deccan Chronicle, The Hindu, Hans India, Vaartha, AndhraJyoti, Saakshi, Andhrabhoomi, Visaalandra etc. and was also interviewed by HMTV news channel for his achievements in Security. He holds more than a dozen certifications - ISO 27001:2013 ISMS Lead Auditor, CCNA, CEH, ECSA, JNCIP-SEC, CHFI, JNCIS-SEC , ITIL v3, etc. Manideep has also reported critical vulnerabilities on more than 100 websites and applications including Yahoo Messenger, Jease CMS,
universities providing Masters in Information and Cyber Security - CMU, Purdue, USC, NEU, SUNY Brook, Stanford etc. and also has 2 dozen CVE-IDs under his name. He also has cracked Sodexo MNC meal passes barcode algorithm and
presented it at NULL security conference. He was appreciated by Deccan Chronicle newspaper for this milestone. His team recently won third prize at Microsoft's "Build the Shield" competition. 

Manideep was also a speaker at more than 50 seminars and workshops on 'Ethical Hacking & Cyber Forensics' and 'Cyber Crime Eradication' including at IIT Guwahati, ISTE (Indian Society for Technical Education), CSI (Computer
Society of India), Tata Consultancy Services. He has trained more than 15,000 people in Information Security domain including corporate security teams, cyber cops and students. 

He worked as a Team Lead for Core Security & Data Analytics module at Tata Consultancy Services for 3 years before joining Carnegie Mellon. He received appreciations from Global Head-IT Security for his extraordinary performance in enhancing organization's security posture. He also worked along with CIO and CSO for few investigations and cyber security exercises. Apart from his profession, he also works as a freelancer and is also associated as a professional member with prestigious organizations such as OWASP, APSA, CSI, ACM etc.