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Oleg Kolesnikov

Part-Time Lecturer


Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Oleg Kolesnikov, 301 ME
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Research Interests

  • Information security


  • MS in information security, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • BS in computer science, Georgia Institute of Technology


Oleg Kolesnikov currently serves as vice president for Securonix, where he is responsible for cyber security focusing on cyber attack detection, security analytics, labs, and red team. Kolesnikov has over 15 years of experience working in the security industry in senior technical, research, and executive roles, building and leading Cyber Security R&D and Operations teams, performing hands-on technical security work for a number of companies, including Top Layer Security, ISS X-Force and Berkeley Lab, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. His publications include papers in the areas of anomaly detection, software security, network security, and intrusion detection and prevention in such conferences as IEEE Security & Privacy and USENIX Security. He holds multiple security industry certifications, including Incident Response (FireEye), Exploit Development (Blackhat), Unethical Hacking (Immunity), CICP (Core Impact), CISSP, etc. Additionally, he co-authored two US patents and a book on network security.

What are the specifics of your educational background?

My educational background includes both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgia Tech.

What are your research interests?

My research focus is information security, including network security, software security, and system security.

What courses/subjects do you teach?

  • Information Security