Meet our Chevening India Cyber Security Fellows 2024-2025

This fellowship delivered at Cranfield University at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, provides fellows with an understanding of policy and legislative approaches in cyber security and its implications for national security, commercial opportunity, crime prevention, and the right to privacy.


Himanshu Kumar Das

Chief Information Security Officer, CRED

Himanshu is a distinguished leader with 11+ years of experience building elite cybersecurity teams. He excels in cloud security & financial services and is actively engaged in AWS Dev/Cloud Alliance and CISO Circles in APAC. He founded India's 1st CTF team, SegFault, and has presented at Blackhat, Grace Hopper, c0c0n.


Abhishek Kumar

Cyber Security Compliance Specialist, Google

Abhishek Kumar, Google's Cybersecurity Compliance Specialist, brings 14 years of expertise. He led forensic investigations at BNY Mellon and Uber, excelling in digital forensics. As a consultant at the National Investigation Agency, he played a key role in counterterror investigations.

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Monika Bhutunguru

Commandant, 6th Indian Reserve Battalion, Himachal Pradesh Police

A Maulana Azad Medical College graduate and a 2014 batch Indian Police Service Officer, Monika has served as Police Chief of Districts, Shimla and Chamba. She was awarded the Champion of Change 2018 Award by the Vice-President of India and aims to provide a sense of security to citizens.

Abhinav Khare

Deputy Inspector General of Police, Central Bureau of Investigation

Abhinav is a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the IIT Madras and an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, Karnataka Cadre. He is Head of Cyber Crime Investigation Division of CBI since 2020 and Nodal Officer of G8 24.7 Data Preservation Network in India.

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Supraja Prasad

Associate Director - Information Security & Compliance, Novartis Healthcare Private Limited

Supraja Prasad is a cybersecurity professional with 10+ years experience in security, compliance and governance. She has helped Pharma MNCs like Novartis, Eli Lily and Mylan Laboratories in building secure digital applications for patients and healthcare practitioners. She is also a National Champion in Table Tennis.

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Ram Ganesh

Founder & CEO, CyberEye

Ram is CEO of CyberEye, working in cyber intelligence and investigations for more than a decade for defense, internal security and law enforcement. He is an ethical hacker and previously worked with DRDO, TCS. He is Director Tech & Partnerships, Telangana State Police CoE for Cyber.

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Vivek Kumar Yadav

Director (Cybersecurity), Indian Navy, Ministry of Defence

Commander Vivek Kumar Yadav, an Indian Navy officer of the 2010 batch, leads in cybersecurity and innovation. B.Tech (ECE) and an M.Tech(CSE) from IIT Kanpur. He pioneered projects related to cryptography, design and development of secure systems, and blockchains. He is Director (Cybersecurity), MoD, GoI.

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Prakash Periyathambi

Inspector General of Police, Kerala State Human Rights Commission

Prakash is a distinguished leader and a senior police officer, having served in the Kerala Police for two decades and worked as the Nodal Officer for Police IT Division, Kerala Police Cyberdome & Counter Child Sexual Exploitation Centre(CCSE). He is a recipient of the President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 2023.

Chevening India Cyber Security Fellowship

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