Meet Prabath Siriwardena -
Prabath Siriwardena

Prabath Siriwardena

Vice President, Security Architecture WSO2


Prabath Siriwardena is an identity evangelist, an author, a blogger, and the Vice President of Security Architecture at WSO2 with more than 12 years of industry experience in designing and building critical Identity and Access Management infrastructure for global enterprises, including many Fortune 100/500 companies. He spent most of his time in the last 12 years with the WSO2 IAM team, in leading the development of the open-source WSO2 Identity Server, which is used by hundreds of top companies and more than 500 Universities globally, and also within the open-source communities.

WSO2 Identity Server is one of the top leading open-source access management products. It serves more than 100 million identities globally and handles more than 1 million authentication requests on a daily basis. In 2018, the leading analyst firm KuppingerCole named WSO2 Identity Server as a leader in their Leadership Compass for Access & Federation and also a leader in the Leadership Compass for Customer IAM (CIAM), and in 2019 KuppingerCole named WSO2 Identity Server as an overall leader in the Leadership Compass for Identity APIs. Both Gartner and Forrester have quoted WSO2 Identity Server in their reports multiple times.

As a technology evangelist, Prabath has published seven books, including Microservices Security in Action (Manning), Advanced API Security (Apress) and Microservices for the Enterprise (Apress). He blogs on various topics from blockchain, PSD2, GDPR, IAM to microservices security.

Prabath has spoken at RSAConference, Identiverse (Cloud Identity Summit), European Identity Conference (Keynote 2015), Consumer Identity World USA (Keynote 2018), API World (Advisory Board 2018), Microservices World, API Strategy & Practice Con, QCon, OSCON, LASCON, Cloud Security Alliance, Block World, Ellucian Live and WSO2Con (Keynote 2018) - and traveled the world conducting workshops/meetups to evangelize IAM communities. He is also the founder of the Silicon Valley IAM User Group, which is the largest IAM meetup in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Prabath was awarded Outstanding Contributor, Client Delight, Most Valuable Person awards, consecutively for 10 years since he joined WSO2 and in 2007, he was nominated for the Most Outstanding Young ICT professional award in Sri Lanka by ICTA.

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