Lishoy Francis




Welcome to my academic page at The Information Security Group at Royal Holloway University of London. Here you would find some information about me, my research and career interests.

I am in the process of completing my Ph.D. studies in Information Security at The Information Security Group - Smart Card Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London. I have worked with Prof. Dr. Keith Mayes, and was advised by Dr. Konstantinos Markantonakis.

Presently, I am employed as a Senior Research Engineer at Orange and have been working on technologies such as Secure Elements [(U)SIM, embedded SIM, HCE], NFC/RFID, and Trusted Execution Environment. My work include security review of internal products and services, identifying security threats, demonstrating them practically and proposing adequate countermeasures. This role involves designing, leading development and testing activities. My expertise also include applied cryptography, security protocols, device and application security, and standards compliance. My work has produced several patent applications and publications in international journals, conferences and workshops. I am a Certified Smart Card Industry Professional (CSCIP) and a CISSP (Associate).

Previously, I completed Master's in Information Security with Information Security Group at Royal Holloway University of London. Before this I worked for Wipro Fluid Power (Wipro Group), Bangalore, as a Software Engineer soon after graduating Bachelor's in Computer Science & Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University (formerly known as Visveswaraiah Technological University), Belgaum, India.