Peter Thermos

President & CTO

Peter has over 20 years of experience in Information Security and Assurance providing consulting to leading commercial and conducting research for government organizations. In his current position with Palindrome Technologies​ he spearheads the technological direction and vision of the company. He has been working as a subject matter expert for customers in various industry sectors (e.g., Telecommunication, Energy, Financial), in securing emerging technologies including Internet Multimedia Applications (i.e., VoIP, Unified Communications), carrier-grade networks (i.e., LTE/IMS/FMC), and user equipment (e.g., 4G handsets, STB’s).

Peter is the primary author of the book “Securing VoIP Networks” by Addison-Wesley and has been a speaker at various conferences (i.e. IEEE, ICIW, VoN, SANS, Blackhat, MIS InfoSec, ISSE) and has published several research papers in academic and industry journals (i.e., IEEE, ACM, IEC) and articles in trade magazines such as Information Security, ZDNET, Forbes, TechTarget and Wired. Peter holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from Columbia University, NY and he is a member of IETF, IEEE, ACM and ISSA.

Sony Cherukara

VP Consulting & Software Solutions

Sony Cherukara has over 20 years of experience in Information Security Assurance and software development. From developing innovative network modeling solutions for Telecom Operators to assessing security risks in software design and architecture, his broad experience is valuable to customers in various industries and sectors. He is a Subject Matter Expert in the security of 4G LTE network and devices, OSS implementations and enterprise applications.

Sony leads application development services. His interests include Zero-day vulnerability discovery, flexible cryptographic frameworks and machine learning for threat prediction in IoT implementations. Sony holds degrees in Computer Science from Rutgers and Seton Hall universities.

Mike Stauffer

Director, Security Testing & Compliance

Michael has over 20 years of experience in Information Security and Assurance providing consulting to commercial organizations and government agencies. Michael has held Voice Network SME positions at Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Avaya. In his current position with Palindrome Technologies​ he provides security assurance and compliance services to Telcos and OEMs. His primary interests and expertise is in converged technology, Telco networks (i.e., LTE/IMS/FMC), and Security Protocols.

Michael is an acknowledged contributor to NIST Special Publication 800-58 and has been a speaker conferences for Veterans Administration, and Department of Defense. Michael holds a Master’s degree in Information Technology from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Spilios Makris

Director, Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity

Spilios has over 30 years of experience in the telecom field with expertise in Project Management, Business Continuity Management, Network Resilience and Reliability.

He has a proven record of successful project management and consulting engagements, including: Three Olympiads and 1st European Games in Baku with 100% network availability and recognition for his contributions by the IEEE Communication Quality & Reliability (CQR) Committee; Over 50 Tier 1&2 telecom companies, telecom vendors, and Telecom Regulatory Authorities (TRAs) worldwide, advising CEOs/CTOs on the major risks of their wireline/wireless networks; Leading the development of reliability Generic Requirements (GRs), ATIS reliability standards, Technical Reports, and resilience Best Practices that became the “de facto” norm for the telecom industry.

Spilios served as the Chair for the IEEE Study Group on “Security, Reliability, and Performance for the Software Defined and Virtualized Ecosystems (e.g., SDN/NFV)” (2014-15). He has served as Chair or Vice-Chair or Chief Co-Editor, and Leading Contributor of the Standards T1A1.2 Working Group for 21 years (Note: T1A1.2 was renamed as PRQC Reliability Task Force in 2005). He also has served as lead contributor to various Focus Groups of the FCC Network Reliability Councils for 18 years and other industry forums. Among other recognitions, he was awarded a commendation from the President’s (Clinton’s) Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection, the Standards Committee T1 Outstanding Achievement Award, as well as the FCC/NRC Recognition Award for dedicated efforts and valuable assistance in furthering the Telecommunications Network Reliability of the United States.

Aman Singh

Chief Scientist

Aman Singh is a cybernetics explorer with experience in system research and analysis, design and development, operations and management spaces. He is a subject matter expert on Identity and Access Management, Cloud Computing, Software-defined Networks, Middlewares, Mobile and Web platforms. At Palindrome Technologies​, he leads an applied research team exploring emerging technologies topics such as 5G networks, autonomous information security, context-aware IoT systems, blockchain networks, disinformation modeling, data portability and privacy-aware computing. He has worked with multiple large enterprise teams in building secure mission critical data services across transactional, operational and analytical layers. He is a member of ACM, IEEE, and IACR. He holds a graduate degree in Computer Science from Columbia University, NY.