Shankar Chebrolu is a Director at Red Hat, Inc., leading the efforts of information risk assessments to identify and manage risks within various business & IT services hosting personal and other sensitive data. Shankar curated and maintained Red Hat’s enterprise security standards and collaborated with various internal teams and vendors to help Red Hat maintain compliance against various industry standard security frameworks and global privacy laws. Shankar coordinated and delivered over 100+ security education sessions in Red Hat to enhance the overall security awareness at the enterprise level. Shankar initiated and has been working to mature the Threat Modeling practice at Red Hat. Shankar is also working on establishing information risk quantification program which helps to effectively communicate information risk in financial terms.
Shankar is the current President of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Triangle chapter board and serves on the advisory board for cloud infrastructure program at Wake Tech Community College, Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC. Shankar served as a Chapter Chair of IAPP KnowledgeNet Raleigh-Durham Chapter and is a founding member of Threat Modeling Connect community. Shankar also contributed as a distinguished subject matter expert on standard setting of several ISC2 certifications including CCSP, ISSAP, and HCISPP.
Shankar holds a doctoral degree (PhD) in Information Technology and his research and enterprise security work has been published in several peer-reviewed IT journals, books and magazines. He holds several security, privacy, architecture and risk management certifications including ISC2′ CISSP-ISSAP, IAPP’s Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP), CMU’s Chief Risk Officer (CRO), and Open Group’s TOGAF9 & FAIR. Shankar has presented at multiple professional conferences including ISC2 Security Congress, IEEE Intl Conference on Cloud, Privacy Risk Summit, and The Open Group.