Researcher, Innovator, Author, Speaker, Adjunct Professor, Security Architect & Adviser, Leader, Entrepreneur, Founder, Executive. Information Security, Software Security, Cybersecurity, Privacy, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence.

  • Senior Director Application Security at IGT (formerly GTECH)
  • Initiator and Founder of the R&D projects: INPRESEC (Intelligent Predictive Security), Glog, Security Predictions
  • Rich experience in creating and managing start-ups, new businesses development
  • Leading management positions in international corporations
  • Expertise in information security, computer software and networks industry
  • Prolific academic career: Adjunct Professorship, authorship of books, scientific papers and journals’ articles
  • Scientific and security leader, researcher, advisor, architect
  • Inventor with a set of U.S. patents granted and several patent applications pending (USPTO, CIPO, EPO, WIPO)
  • Entrepreneur, leader, motivator, visionary
  • Senior Member ACM, Senior Member IEEE
  • Member of the EC-Council University Advisory Board
  • Member of the WhiteSource Software Customer Advisory Board
  • Member of Serbian AI Society Advisory Board

Current research and development focuses:

  • Glog is a solution that is able to give remediation advice based on context or, even more, to automatically fix the security vulnerabilities in software code. It uses machine learning and AI.

  • INPRESEC (Intelligent Predictive Security) – exploring the paradigm shift in Information Security and Privacy with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Novel approach to cyber security to predict the most likely cyber-attacks and to plan optimal proactive cyber-security defensive measures.

  • Security Predictions – exploring the ways to harness the “wisdom of crowds” and experiment if and how crowd-sourced security intelligence can be used to predict future security and privacy threats, attacks and events.

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High-tech entrepreneur and executive with a strong background in information security, computer systems and networks security, software and application security, software development methodologies and architectures.

Proven leadership and talent for creation, management and organization of successful teams. Initiated and has held leading positions in a number of industry projects, as well as in research and development projects. Experience in mergers, acquisitions, company integration and start-up companies.

Experienced leader, has worked on set of top positions at international companies with global coverage, including positions of CEO, CTO, CISO, COO, Senior Director Information Security, Senior Director Technology, Head of Research and Development, Software Development Manager, Director of ICT and similar. Possesses excellent theoretical knowledge and has been leading research and development in both academic and industrial sector which is well connected and aligned with professional work and best practices in companies, organizations and institutions.My Books - Dragan Pleskonjic

Adjunct professor. Published ten books and over seventy papers at technical and scientific conferences, seminars and journals internationally, including IEEE and ACM events and publications. Reviewer for scientific and technical journals, conferences and papers. Cited and quoted.

Often conference speaker.

Inventor of set of granted patents.

Mentor at Founder Institute and Startup Academia.

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Current professional focuses:

  • Intelligent Predictive Security: Artificial Intelligence + Machine Learning + Big Data + Predictive Analytics + Threat Intelligence for better Information Security
  • Software Security including: Software’s Vulnerability to Attack, The Challenge of Building Secure Software, Software Assurance, General Principles of Secure Software Development, Integrating Security into the Software Life Cycle, Software Security Tools
  • Information Security Management

I have been honored with the designation of IEEE Senior Member since 2017.

I received Senior Member Grade at IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). Senior Members August 2017 list is here. IEEE Senior Membership is an honor bestowed only to those who have made significant contributions to the profession.

Senior member is the highest grade for which IEEE members can apply.

To be eligible for application or nomination, candidates must:

– Be engineers, scientists, educators, technical executives, or originators in IEEE-designated fields

– Have experience reflecting professional maturity

– Have been in professional practice for at least ten years (with some credit for certain degrees)

– Show significant performance over a period of at least five of their years in professional practice

Thanks to all who supported me to get this grade at IEEE.

I have been honored with the designation of ACM Senior Member.

I received Senior Member Grade at ACM (Association for Computing Machinery). Senior Members 2010 list is here.

The Senior Members Grade recognizes those ACM members with at least 10 years of professional experience and 5 years of continuous Professional Membership who have demonstrated performance through technical leadership, and technical or professional contributions.

Thanks to all who supported me to get this grade at ACM.

Information Security Management – During period April – October 2011, I have gone through training, passed the exams and obtained certificates:

  • Certified ISMS Lead Auditor – ISO / IEC 27001 Information Security Management System
  • PCI ISA (Payment Card Industry Internal Security Assessor), PCI Security Standards Council.