Anand Prasad - GSMA Mobile 360 Series

Anand Prasad

Anand Prasad



Rakuten Mobile Network


Dr. Anand R. Prasad is the global executive for information and cyber security who has delivered security for 5G, 4G, network function virtualization, WiFi and mobile devices for secure connectivity towards a safer society. Anand has globally propagated the concept of security as the business driver with security being holistic as well as inherent to a system while considering business and architectural implications.


Anand is Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Rakuten Mobile Network responsible of 4G, 5G and network security. Prior to joining Rakuten, Anand has over 20 years of experience in the mobile and wireless networking industry with key roles in NEC Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, Genista Corporation, Lucent Technologies and Uniden Corporation. Anand is an innovator with over 50 patents, a recognized keynote speaker (RSA, Global Wireless Summit (GWS), MWC, ICT etc.) and a prolific writer with 6 books & over 50 peer reviewed publications.


Anand was the Chairman of 3GPP SA3 -the mobile communications security and privacy group- and governing council member of TSDSI. He is governing body member of GISFI, Fellow of IET, Fellow of IETE and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).