Pranav Sharma

Pranav Sharma

Work experience

Work experience
Jan 2014 - Dec 2014

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Northeastern University, College of Computer and Information Science
Graduate Teaching Assistant.-Teaching Assistant Software Security Practices course. Source code review, grading weekly assignments and proctoring exams. Conducted weekly TA sessions to help students with assignments.
Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

System Administration Intern

Grantham, Mayo, van Otterloo & Co.
  • Provided Microsoft and VMWare administration and user support using vSphere, vSphere Orchestrator and MS System Center Configuration Manager (MS SCOM).
  • Built custom dashboards for monitoring and service level tracking for Active Directory and MS Exchange systems.
  • Deployed Windows host-based firewall on remote laptops through group policy objects. Provided administration of MS DirectAccess technology to provide secure remote access.
  • Contributed in remediation of penetration testing results, by securely configuring production servers.
Aug 2013 - Dec 2013

Identity Access Management Intern

State Street Corportation
  • Provided requirement gathering, role definition and access governance for IT teams, project management for phased rollout of the User Provisioning System.
  • Ensured dissemination and approval of access information from IT managers and proper communication with the external vendor for exchanging access data sheets.
  • Contributed in development of audit compliance reports, test cases, access governance workflows and user manual for the UPS. 
May 2013 - Jul 2013

Security Compliance Intern

Harvard University
  • Configured secure VPN Access between Virtual machines on an OpenStack cloud using Vyatta Networking OS.
  • Deployed Active Directory at IQSS public labs with a domain trust with Harvard’s AD domain.
  • Upgraded Nessus Vulnerability scanner, tested its automation scripts and generated vulnerability reports for lab systems.
  • Created a business case for the use of IBM QRadar SIEM and Checkpoint firewalls.
  • Security research for implementing security controls – PKI infrastructure, two-factor authentication, NetApp storage




Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Sep 2012 - Dec 2014

MS Information Assurance

Northeastern University

GPA: 3.89


Foundations in Information Assurance, Computer Systems Security, Network Security Practices, Software Security Practices, Forensics, Cyber Law, Security Risk Management and Capstone Project.

Class Papers

The Evolution of the role of a CSO/CISO into an executive role, Risk Management for Advanced Persistent Threats, Auditing Access Management Infrastructure and Policies for Campus Card Services.



Computer Systems Security

LDAP, Active Directory, Access Control, Apache secure configuration, SELinux, Cryptography

Web Application Security

Web application security principles, requirements, threats and defenses

System Administration

VMware, Windows and Linux system administration.

Network Security

Network security devices and technologies, architecture, secure protocols, attacks and defenses.