Sid Rao


I am Siddharth (Sid) Prakash Rao, a doctoral candidate under Prof. Tuomas Aura in the Secure Systems research group of Aalto University, Finland. I mainly work on the security and privacy issues of communication protocols and network systems.

From December 2014 - May 2016, I did some reseach on security issues related to signalling prootocols (SS7 and Diameter) of mobile telecommunication systems. If you are from press/media and want to talk to me about this specific topic, may be you want to read this FAQ write-up first. This has been written based on the past queries by media folks, and probably answers most of your questions. If needed, feel free to reach out to me for more details.

I was a Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow (2016-17) at European Digital Rights (EDRi), Brussels. This excellent fellowship gave me an opportunity work at the intersection of technology, public policies, law and human rights. As part of this fellowship me and rest of the seven fellows were hosted by various civil society organizations across the globe. Read more about my experiences (write-ups, etc.) here.