Hi! I am Susam Pal. This page provides a brief introduction about me.
I am a security software developer. Here is a brief summary of my professional experience.
|Since 2017||Walmart Labs||Staff Engineer||Information Security Development|
|2016–2017||Oracle||Principal Engineer||Database Security Development|
|2008–2015||RSA||Principal Engineer||RSA NetWitness Development|
|2005–2008||Infosys||Technical Specialist||Finacle e-Banking Cryptography|
I have a keen interest in free and open source software. I have been a contributor of security features to Apache Nutch, an open source search engine.
I also develop and maintain a few open source projects of my own at GitHub.
When not involved with technology, I like reading books, playing the piano, and travelling.
I am usually online as
spal (my nick) on
Freenode IRC. I hang out
at various channels like
##security, etc. After connecting to the network, enter
/query spal to talk to me.
I have been told many times that my name, "Susam", is a little unusual which makes it difficult for others to figure how to pronounce it. It is pronounced almost like the English words "sue sum". Here's the IPA pronunciation of my name: /suːsʌm/. However you may call my name however you find most natural, convenient, or intuitive. I do not mind mispronunciations of my name at all whatsoever.
I am also often asked if my name has any meaning. My parents say it is a fusion of two words "su" and "sam". In many Indian languages, "su" means good and "sam" means even, so my name is supposed to mean good and even.