IDCA welcomes Tarique Mustafa of GhangorCloud to Technical Standards Committee
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Washington D.C., November 19, 2016: International Data Center Authority (IDCA) today announces that Tarique Mustafa of GhangorCloud has joined IDCA’s Technical Standards Committee.
Dr. Tarique Mustafa is a leading expert in Information Security, Advanced Persistent Threat and Data Leak Prevention. His innovation in Advanced Persistent Threat and ‘Malicious Data Leak Prevention’ has won international recognition.
Dr. Mustafa will now be actively involved in the IDCA’s Technical Standards Committee. The Technical Standards Committee Chairman, Steve Hambruch stated “It would be very difficult indeed to find a more knowledgeable expert in the fields of information systems security, network, application and cloud architecture than Dr. Mustafa. A true thought leader and consummate technologist. His contribution to our efforts will tremendously strengthen many key aspects of the standards framework.“
Dr. Mustafa has more than 20 years of industry experience in technical leadership positions at Symantec, DHL-Airways IT, MCI WorldCom, EDS, Andes Networks and Nevis Networks where he built industry leading security products. Previously, he founded Network Utilities (a Silicon Valley startup that built wireless infrastructure & security platform) that was acquired by Andes Networks. Dr. Mustafa also served as the CTO of Andes Networks, architects of an SSL Security Appliance and acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2003. He also served as Principal Architect at Nevis Networks where he was responsible for building next generation Security Monitoring and Security Event Correlation technology for IDS/IPS (Intrusion Detection/Prevention) and SSL/IPSec.
Dr. Mustafa has several patents (approved and pending) with USPTO and has published many research publications in the areas of Information & Data Security, Computer & Network Security, Software Architecture, Database Technologies and Artificial Intelligence. Mustafa was awarded the prestigious Rotary International Scholarship for his Doctoral Studies in Computer Science at University of Southern California (USC). Mustafa also holds Master’s Degrees in Engineering and Computer Science from University of Southern California (USC), and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from NED University of Engineering & Technology.
IDCA Technical Standards Committee represents IDCA’s interest in matters pertaining to standards. Technical Standards Committee is composed of elite members from diverse yet premier data center-run organizations who are engaged with in-depth issues of data center industry at hand. Committee’s core mission is to provide remedy to the current data center industry gaps via developing the next-generation data center standards necessary to address and provide resolution to those gaps. All Technical Standards Committee’s effort is fundamentally rooted in the Application Ecosystem (AE)℠ and within the framework of the Infinity Paradigm®. In addition, the Committee further identifies potential new standards needed by the data center community and takes the necessary steps to initiate development of such needed standards with the appropriate organizations. Committee Members are also responsible to conduct unremitting interactions with the key industry stakeholders such as operators, providers, investors and end-users to ensure proper data center foundations, standardization and compliance are rooted within the diverse data center industry segments. Technical Standards Committee’s composition includes carefully elected technical data center experts from diverse industries, backgrounds and perspectives.