Prashanth Mekala

Supervisory Special Agent, NY Field Office, Cyber Div.

PRASHANTH MEKALA has been a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) in the New York Field Office of the FBI for over 12 years. He spent the first eight years of his career working on complex counterintelligence and espionage cases.  From 2012 to 2014 he worked in FBI Headquarters as a Program Manager in the Counterintelligence Division - Economic Espionage Unit and the Cyber Division - Middle East/Africa Unit.  SSA Mekala currently works in the FBI’s New York Field Office and manages an 18-person team focused on state-sponsored cyber actors and technically-trained individuals aligned with international terrorist groups.  SSA Mekala has a Bachelors degree from Carnegie Mellon in Chemical Engineering, specializing in Biomedical Engineering.  He graduated from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) with a Masters Degree in Policy and Administration, specializing in International Economic Policy Management. SSA Mekala graduated with distinction from Carnegie Mellon with a Masters Degree in Information Technology, specializing in Information Security and Assurance.