Sarath Geethakumar, Head of Security Arch & Engineering at The Home Depot is an active researcher and security enthusiast. Sarath focuses his research activities around mobile security and behavioral modeling. In addition to research, Sarath has also been a co-author for the book "Hacking Exposed Mobile" and an active member and contributor of OWASP web and mobile initiatives.
Before joining The Home Depot he served as the Senior Director of Mobile & Product Security at Visa Inc. and as an Information Security Specialist and Red Team member at American Express. Sarath’s background also includes roles such as security specialist, security consultant, lead architect and software developer. Sarath has also provided consulting expertise to various financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies as part of his consulting career. He has played a key role in shaping the mobile & security practices across various organizations and training security professionals on mobile security.