Ananda Krishna

Co-Founder, CTO

As the Co-Founder & CTO of Astra Security, Ananda focuses on an intelligent security ecosystem, spanning WAF, malware detection, SaaS applications, APIs, and more. His advisory expertise extends to financial institutions and e-commerce portals for secure cyber architectures.

With 110,000+ montly reported vulnerabilities, and over $30 Million saved in potential losses, Astra has earned recognition in esteemed publications like the Entrepreneur, Techradar, Splunk, Agari, and even CISA.


  • B2B Product Engineering
  • Pentesting
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Cloud Security Reviews
  • Malware Detection & Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance

Work at Astra

  • Overseeing the execution of Astra’s Product Roadmap
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of Astra’s Vulnerability Management System
  • Supervising VA/PT tests for web, mobile, Cloud, SaaS, network, and OS projects.
  • Interacting and facilitating clients to map out the steps for fixing vulnerabilities.
  • Conducting Research and Development activities to build intelligence for the DAST scanner


Ananda is a self-taught software engineer with 15+ years of hands-on experience in development, security & product management. His fascination started at a young age, evident in the first Remote Administration Tool (RAT) he wrote using VB6 in school.

Over the years, some of his most notable bug bounty programs include Facebook, Microsoft, and Adobe. Previously, he has also contributed to TCS Research and LiveLabs, Singapore, in Industrial IoT and Indoor localization. He’s actively involved in the cybersecurity community and shares his knowledge at various forums, industry events, and invited talks.


  • NIIT University, B.Tech., Computer Science and Engineering


  • Qualys Policy Compliance
  • Qualys Vulnerability Management
  • Qualys Web Application Scanning

Awards & Recognitions Through Astra

  • Inducted in the security hall of fame for Microsoft, Adobe, Buffer, Yahoo, AT&T, and  United Airlines.
  • Incubated under La French Tech with a startup grant from the French Government
  • Awarded the Best Security Startup award by the Prime Minister of India at Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS)
  • One of the top 50 emerging cybersecurity companies at ‘Emerge 50’ by NASSCOM

About Astra

Astra is a leading penetration testing company that blends automated vulnerability scanning capabilities and manual penetration testing. With a combined experience of 50+ years, $30 Million+ saved in potential losses, and 650+ satisfied clients worldwide, we strive to make pentesting simple, effective, and hassle-free.

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Our suite of security products include a vulnerability scanner, firewall, malware scanner and pentests to protect your site from the evil forces on the internet, even when you sleep.

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