Abhishek Mahindrakar

MS Information Systems, 2020

Abhishek Mahindrakar completed his masters in Information Systems in 2020. His research interests were in the field of Cloud Computing and Network Security.

Prior to UMBC, Abhishek worked with Saba Software,India for three years and Capiot, India where he mostly worked on TIBCO and RedHat Integration Services.
Abhishek completed his BS, Information Technology in 2014 and is proficient in DevOps tools and technologies used for Deployment, Automation and Testing.

He worked on the Data Compliance using Blockchain project.


Abhishek successfully defended his Thesis in Summer 2020

MS Thesis title: GDPR Data Compliance automation using Policy Integrated Blockchains
Committee: Dr. Karuna P Joshi (Chair), Dr. Zhiyuan Chen, Dr. Sisi Duan
Abstract: Data Protection regulations, like GDPR, mandate security controls to secure Personal Identifiable Information (PII) of the users which they share with service providers. With the volume of shared data reaching exascale proportions, it is challenging to ensure GDPR compliance in real-time. We propose a novel approach that integrates GDPR Ontology with Blockchain to facilitate real-time automated data compliance. Our framework ensures data operation is allowed only when validated by data privacy policies in compliance with privacy rules in GDPR. When a valid transaction takes place the PII data is automatically stored off-chain in a database. Our system, built using Semantic Web and Ethereum Blockchain, includes an access control system that enforces data privacy policy when data is shared with third parties.