Commodore A. Anand


Commodore A. Anand, Director, National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC) 

Commodore Achuthan Anand was the Additional Director General, WESEE. He commissioned in the Electrical Branch of the Indian Navy in August 1988. The officer is an alumnus of NIT Raipur, IIT Bombay and IIM Lucknow, and is currently a research scholar at IIT Delhi, pursuing PhD in Cyber Security Management.

 Commodore Anand has held various operational, managerial and technology leadership appointments in the Indian Navy during the last 26 years. Besides afloat appointments on Indian Naval Ships Sukanya, Beas and Taragiri, the officer has served at the Naval Ship Repair Yard in Kochi and at INS Tunir Mumbai, the Navy’s premier missile base. He currently heads the design and engineering strategies and programmes in cyber security for the Indian Navy as Additional Director General at the Ministry of Defence lab, Weapons and Electronic Systems Engineering Establishment, WESEE.

Among his key contributions to cyber security, Commodore Anand successfully triggered renewed interest in the nation in crypto research by key academic institutions in the country, and was instrumental in establishment of the RC Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

 Besides several publications in network security and cryptography, Commodore Anand has authored a book titled “Information Technology: the Future Warfare Weapon” while he was a Research Fellow at the United Service Institution of India New Delhi. The officer serves on several policy and decision making committees and panels on IT and Infosec in the Ministry of Communication and IT.

 Off work, Commodore Anand is an amateur Western classical violinist with a certification from Trinity College of Music, London.