Praveen Sharma

Symposium Roles
Speaker/Panel Team Member 2019, 2018

Ms. Praveen Sharma is the director of security and privacy at Litmus Software.  She is responsible for all aspects of product and information security and privacy of the Litmus platform, infrastructure, employees, and vendors. Prior to this role, Ms. Sharma directed the technology, innovations, security and privacy for emerging platforms at Philips Healthcare. She developed capabilities, policies, and procedures for managing security and privacy risks of the platforms, and getting these platforms ISO certified for cloud and on-premise deployments.  She also headed the IT Cyber Innovations group at Philips Healthcare. In this role, she directed a global team responsible for developing in-house tools and concepts to rapidly detect and respond to existing and emerging threats, determine risks of emerging technologies, develop long-term cybersecurity strategy along with her peers, and collaborate with the cybersecurity initiatives at MIT.  Prior to Philips, Ms. Sharma was a member of technical staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. In this role, she directed the development of several cybersecurity initiatives in big-data and mobile technology space and participated in the assessments of the large-scale cyber-infrastructure for the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. She has also worked at BBN Technologies where she lead and contributed to several cutting-edge DARPA projects. Ms. Sharma holds a BS in Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Computer Science from University of Bombay, M Phil. in Life Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University, and MS in Computer Science from Iowa State University.