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Professor Muttukrishnan Rajarajan

Head of Research and Development
Professor Muttukrishnan Rajarajan, known to his colleagues and students as Prof Raj, is one of the brilliant minds and top achievers in cybersecurity in the UK. As Zhero’s Head of Research & Development, Raj is an indispensable member of our insanely knowledgeable team and ensures that cyber protection is at the forefront of everything we do. While Raj’s primary IT focus is research, he also believes in cybersecurity in action and emphasises the product as much as the process.
As a pioneer of research in cybersecurity, Raj has been the Professor of Security Engineering at City, University of London since 2012 as well as being the Director of the Institute for Cybersecurity. The Prof’s wide-ranging knowledge and experience include privacy-preserving data management, IoT privacy, network intrusion detection, cloud security, and identity management using blockchain. He has graduated more than 30 PhD students in cybersecurity.
Prof Raj is a member of several professional organisations:

  • National Crime Agency (e-crime Unit)
  • UK Cabinet Office’s initiative on Digital Government – Identity Assurance
  • Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology
Raj is an influential IT leader who has cyber hygiene and cybersecurity in his bones and blood. He is the go-to source for anybody wanting to know anything about cybersecurity, IoT privacy, network intrusion detection, and cloud security. The Prof lives by Albert Einstein’s words:
“Everybody is a Genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.”

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