Krishna Sastry Pendyala
Executive Director PwC| Advisory
Mr. Sastry is an industry expert and thought leader in the field of Cybersecurity. Till 2013, Mr Sastry served Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D) & Directorate of Forensic Science Services (DFSS), Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India for 22 years as Forensic Investigator/Scientist and handled a large number of Digital Crime Investigations & Cyber Security incidents of national and international importance.
Mr Sastry also worked as Principal Consultant & Head, Fraud Management & Digital Forensics, Enterprise Security & Risk Management group of Tata Consultancy Services for 3.5 years and was responsible for Strategy, Business development of Fraud Management & Digital Forensic services.He has examined more than 1400 cases involving electronic evidence and deposed evidence in various Courts of Law in his illustrious career so far.
He has authored/co-authored/ Reviewed a large number of books, Research papers and articles. He is also guest faculty at various national training academies such as National Police Academy (SVPNPA), National Judicial Academy (NJA), Reserve Bank of India, Insurance academy, Universities, professional bodies such as ISACA, DSCI etc., and invited speaker in various national/international conferences.
Through INTERPOL General Secretariat, Lyons & national central bureau (INTERPOL) India, as a subject matter expert, he trained Law Enforcement Authorities from more than 95 countries in Asia, Africa and Pacific regions in Electronic Fraud & Cyber Crime investigations, digital forensics etc. Mr Sastry is also an advisory member of IT security committees of Banking, Insurance and regulatory authorities.