Babins Shrestha is a cyber security professional at VISA Inc. He works in a Counter Threat Unit at VISA as a Senior Information Security Analyst. He works in the area of computer and network security monitoring networks and emails for security breaches and gathering intelligence against threat actors.
Before he joined VISA Inc. as a full time employee, he worked as an “Information Security Analyst (Intern)” at Digital Crimes, VISA Inc. (Austin). As an intern, he used his machine learning skills to cluster Phish and rank the VISA’s Most Wanted (VMW) threat actors. Besides these, he investigated on VISA’s threat actors and analyzed mailbox for phishing, vishing, SMSing, spam, and malware as an intern. He also has four years of work experience in Web Application Development using technologies like JSF and Oracle at Verisk Information Technologies (VIT), previously known as D2Hawkeye Services where he worked as “Senior Software Engineer”. Prior to that, he worked as an intern at VIT too.
Babins Shrestha obtained PhD in Computer and Information Sciences from University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He worked with his superviser Dr. Nitesh Saxena as a Graduate Research Assistant in SPIES (Security and Privacy In Emerging computing and networking Systems) lab in UAB. As a PhD student, he worked on protecting users using the context (implicit, explicit or environmental). His work includes creating a new protocol for secure transactions using different sensors available in a phone, extracting different implicit and explicit gestures as an access control, and detecting collocation using different on board sensors available on smartphones as well as external sensors etc.,. He has three journal papers and nine conference papers published corresponding to his work. He holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from IOE, Pulchowk Campus, Nepal.