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Anand Venkatanarayanan

Anand Venkatanarayanan

@anandvenkatanarayanan

I am a security and privacy researcher. I have two decades of experience in the corporate sector and has worked in AT&T, Intel and NetApp across multiple domains such as Telecom protocols, Network engineering, Device drivers for Graphics Chips, Linux device drivers for filesystems and Storage management products.

I also dabble in financial modelling and can read balance sheets and P&L statements with the same ease as software code and was CFO of hasgeek from August 2018 to March 2021 and is now a non-executive director of hasgeek and is the consulting editor of #PrivacyMode and rootconf brands.

I have also written extensively about cyber security issues in several publications including Medianama, Bloomberg Quint, The Quint, The Ken, The Business standard, Hindustan Times, Times of India, The Wire and Asia Times and was the first one to break the story of the hack of Kudunkulam nuclear reactor in the public domain by the North Koreans using the D-track malware.

I was called as an expert witness before the Supreme Court of India in the Aadhaar case and has also deposed before the Kenyan High court on their Digital Identity project called Huduma Namba.

One Vote Annual Conference

How to Fix an Indian Election

Imagine that you are a political operative and you are given the task to ensure that a particular candidate wins the election with the following constraints: 1. You can’t hijack EVMs or hack them. 2. You can’t adopt Violence to stop people from voting. more
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  • 09 Jan 2022
30 minutes

Kotlin will displace Java in the Android ecosystem.

Appendix I: Survey Questionnaire

The following questionnaire that was circulated for this research. The questionnaire consisted of multiple choice and descriptive questions. Average response time was close to four minutes. more
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  • 09 Sep 2021

Kotlin will displace Java in the Android ecosystem.

Learning resources for Kotlin for Android

Developers use various means and channels to learn about Kotlin. These learning resources are fairly distributed. The key findings in this regard are: more
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  • 09 Sep 2021

Kotlin will displace Java in the Android ecosystem.

Key findings of the survey

Based on the historical context of Kotlin’s growth in the Android ecosystem, the survey’s findings reinforce that many users of Kotlin also have a Java background. more
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  • 09 Sep 2021

Kotlin will displace Java in the Android ecosystem.

Research methodology and sampling

The survey was conducted online using Survey Monkey. Respondents answered descriptive and multiple choice questions. more
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  • 09 Sep 2021

Privacy practices in the Indian technology ecosystem

Future areas of research and action

This research examines how organizations segmented across sizes and domains will be able to respond to the upcoming Personal Data Protection Act. However, it does not address the other side of the relationship – the users of the products and services of these organizations – and their perception of these organizations. more
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  • 09 Apr 2021

Privacy practices in the Indian technology ecosystem

Framing and review

Both qualitative and quantitative methods were employed to conduct this research. more
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  • 09 Apr 2021

The Fifth Elephant 2018

Compromising a $6B big data project through poor data quality: the Aadhaar case study

The Aadhaar project holds at least 3 PB of data and possibly more. It’s promise of providing a unique multi-modal biometric backed Identity to everyone in India has hinged on the quality of biometric templates obtained during enrollment and also the veracity and trustworthiness of the identity documents. The scale needed for the project can only be achieved through enrollment centers that are spr… more
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  • 02 Jul 2018
Full talk Beginner

Rootconf 2019

How do you keep your secrets and how much does it cost?

Overview We all keep secrets and also know that there are inherent costs in doing so. In the social realm, the cost is betrayal and we try to offset it by entrusting our secrets to only those whom we trust. Trust is however built on top of personal relationships. Further the choice of the secret keeper is also based on the nature of the secret. Some secrets are worthless after a certain time inte… more
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  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 06 Jun 2019
Birds Of Feather (BOF) session Advanced Discussion Birds Of Feather (BOF) Session Advanced

Privacy practices in the Indian technology ecosystem

Analysis of survey responses

The survey asked questions to test hypotheses. They are presented here along with a breakdown of responses by organization size and segment, and the respondent’s role therein. Questions are numbered by the order in which they appeared in the survey. more
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  • 25 Apr 2021

Privacy practices in the Indian technology ecosystem

Respondent organizations and designations

182 respondents completed the survey. They were asked for their organization and designation as optional plain text fields. more
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  • 18 Apr 2021