Ananda Krishna

Astra Security

Ananda Krishna

Ananda Krishna is the co-founder & CTO of Astra Security, a SaaS suite that secures businesses from cyber threats. Now a security architect & full-stack developer, Ananda wrote his first Remote administration tool (RAT) at the age of 14. Ananda is also an advisor to reputed banks, financial institutions & e-commerce portals in designing and deploying safe cyber architectures for their business. Prior to Astra, he has experience at TCS Research & LiveLabs (Singapore) working on Industrial IoT & Indoor localization.

He has been acknowledged by Indian Navy, Microsoft, United Airlines etc. for finding critical security vulnerabilities in their systems. Winner of the Best Security Product at Global Conference on Cyberspace 2017 (awarded by Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India) & French Tech Ticket, Paris (awarded by François Hollande, Former President of France).

After helping some top businesses around the globe secure their websites & apps, realized a gap in security solutions being used. Led to Astra, with an aim to make security super simple for business owners. Astra is a Techstars alumni from the Berlin cohort, which puts the company in the likes of DigitalOcean, Sendgrid, Uber etc.

At Astra he’s building an intelligent security ecosystem - web application firewall (WAF), malware detection & analysis, large scale SaaS applications, APIs & more.