Instructor in the Rabb School of Continuing Studies, Division of Graduate Professional Studies.


M.S., Indian Institute of Science

Field of Specialty

Applied Cryptography, Information Security and Identity Assurance including PKI, Smartcards and Biometrics.

Contact Information

Rabb School

Ramesh R. Nagappan

Ramesh Nagappan, MS, CISSP, CISA, is a Technologist at Sun Microsystems. He has extensive experience with, and remains focused on, securing applications, XML Web services, and identity management technologies. He is the co-author of Core Security Patterns (Prentice Hall) and four other books on topics related to J2EE, EAI and XML Web services. He frequently speaks at industry conferences and contributes to industry standards and open-source initiatives on Java, XML and Security.


Nagappan, Ramesh R.. Core Security Patterns: Best Practices and Strategies for J2EE, Web Services and Identity Management. Prentice Hall, 2005.

Nagappan, Ramesh R.. Developing Java Web Services. Wiley Technology Publishing, 2003.

Nagappan, Ramesh R.. Professional J2EE EAI. Wrox Press Ltd., 2001.

Courses Taught

RIAS 101 Foundations of Information Assurance
RIAS 110 Applied Cryptography and Access Control
RIAS 120 Securing Applications, Web Services, and Software-As-A-Service (SAAS)
RIAS 140 Securing Virtualized and Cloud Infrastructures
RIAS 190 Special Topics in Information Assurance and Security