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Top 5 Indian Ethical Hackers in 2020

1. Vivek Ramachandran :

Vivek Ramachandran is a security researcher and cybersecurity specialist. His field of expertise includes computer and network security, wireless security, exploit researcher. computer forensics, compliance, and e-Governance, compliance. He has written many books which are published worldwide in mid of 2011- Few of his books are ” Wireless Penetration Testing ” and ” The Metasploit Megaprimer”. Vivek is a graduate from IIT Guwahati and an advisor to the computer science department’s security lab.

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Vivek is an internationally acclaimed speaker and has spoken in hundreds of conferences worldwide. Some of his known and renowned talks include – “WEP Cloaking Exposed” at Defcon 15, USA, Las Vegas and “The Caffee Latte Attack” at Toorcon, San Diego, USA. Both of these conferences talks were covered extensively by international media BBC Online, The Register, Mac world, Network World, Computer Online etc. He also has conducted Corporate training around the world and workshops apart from his speaking engagements.

In 2006, Microsoft announced Vivek as one of the winners of the Microsoft Security Shootout Contest held in India among an estimated 65,000 participants. The competition was focused on finding leading Security Experts in India. Vivek was also rewarded a Team Achievement Award by Cisco Systems for his contribution to the Port security modules in the catalyst 6500 series of switches and 802.1x. These are the high-end security features used.

Vivek was recommended in the evening edition of CBS5 in the US where he coached the general public on the dangers of using WEP in wireless. He also worked as Cybersecurity consultant at Fortune 500 companies in the field of Information Security. The Caffe Latte Attack discovered by Vivek was covered by CBS5 news. Vivek is now a part of Wireless Security textbooks and various other wireless Penetration testing tools.

He is also one of the known hacking and cybersecurity community, as the founder of, a free video based on the computer security educational portal. SecurityTube gets an average of 80,000 visitors monthly and is considered as one of the most visited sites for security education.


2. Ankit Fadia :

Ankit Fadia was born on 24 May 1985, he is an author, speaker, television host, and an “ethical hacker”, his field of specialization is OS and Networking based tips and tricks, proxy website and lifestyle.

In 2008 Ankit started a television show on MTV India called “What The Hack”, Which he co-hosted with Jose Covaco. This show was mainly about how to make good use of the internet and answered people’s technology-related questions. In 2013, Ankit started with a YouTube channel “Geek On The Loose”, in collaboration with PING networks, where he started giving technology related tips and tricks.

A number of his achievements have been disputed by others within the cybersecurity industry, and he was awarded a “Security Charlatan” of the year at DEF CON20 in 2017. also surveyed his alleged credential and added him to their Security Charlatans list. He is also been accused of plagiarism in his work. His claims of hacking grow since he has been trashed by many magazines

After Ankit’s first book “The Unofficial Guide to Computer Hacking” came in the limelight, Ankit became popular among the corporate clients in India as well as on the Conference speaking panels. He published more books on Computer Security, started giving seminars across schools and colleges in India. Ankit started providing his own computer security training courses, including the “Ankit Fadia Certified Ethical Hacker” programme in coordination with Reliance World.

In 2008, the IMT Ghaziabad Center for Distance Learning signed an agreement with Ankit to host its own one-year Post-Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security.
In 2009, Ankit said that he was working for in New York as an Internet Security expert for many prestigious companies. Ankit also supports the Flying Machine jeans brand of Arvind Mills
Ankit was dismissed as a fancy by some security and cryptography enthusiast, who assigned his success to the tech-illiterate media.

3. Sunny Vaghela:

Sunny Vaghela founder of Tech defense labs, was graduated from Nirma University.
Sunny Vaghela exposed the loopholes in SMS and Calls in mobile network at the age of 18. He also launched websites where the complaint against cybercrime was registered and solved.

Sunny also finds loopholes like “Cross-site scripting” and “session Hijacking” in popular websites one among them is “” at his age of 19.
Sunny Vaghela solved many challenging cases of cyber-crimes for Ahmedabad crime branch including credit card Fraud cases, Biggest Data theft cases, Phishing cases, Orkut fake profile cases, etc.

Sunny Vaghela has also been leading training and consulting team at Techdefence for last 7 years. More than 60000 people are trained under Sunny from 650+ Educational Institution under HackTrack & CCSE verticals of Techendence. He also assists Financial Institutions, E-Commerce, Logistic Industry, and Media.

4. Trishneet Arora :

Trishneet Arora was born on 2nd November 1993. Arora is an entrepreneur who found a Cyber Security company that provides protection to corporations against data theft and network vulnerabilities. Few of his clients are Central Bureau of Investigation, Reliance Industries, Gujrat Police and Punjab Police. Arora helps the Punjab and Gujarat Police in cyber crimes, for which he has also conducted training sessions with Police Officials.

Trishneet Arora’s company TAC Security provides penetration testing and vulnerabilities assessment services. According to Trishneet Arora, there has been an enormous increase in the number of attacks against many portals of many international companies. TAC Security raised funding in 2016 for Pre-series funding from Indian investors Vijay Kedia, Earlier to this TAC Security also had approached Subider Khurana former Vice president of Cognizant on its board. By the mid of 2017 TAC was also recognized by Vice President of IBM, William May, and Singapore based former regional sales director of Imperva. Arora has also written many books on Cyber Security, Web Defence and ethical hacking. Arora was named 30 under 30 2018 Asian list.

Trishneet Arora was awarded many awards. In 2018 he was awarded Leaders of Tomorrow by St. Gallen Symposium, Forbes 30 Under 30 by Forbes Asia, Entrepreneur 35 Under 35 by Entrepreneur (magazine), In 2017 he was awarded News Maker of 2017 by Man’s World (magazine), The 50 Most Influential Young Indians by GQ Magazine so on, Arora has won many more awards in a row.

5. Sai Satish :

Sai Satish is one of the young Entrepreneur, Founder, and CEO of Indian Servers. He is also the Administrator of Andhrahackers which is the elite hacking awareness forum in INDIA.

Being an author a renewed Ethical Hacker and Cyber Security Expert at International Cyber Security, Microsoft Security Researchers. Awareness is spread between thousand of college and Professionals are benefited by his awareness lectures over the world. Satish also worked as Net Trainer, Microsoft Student Partner etc. Satish was rewarded by IAS Officer for pentesting on government sites, which gave him huge exposure and helped them to improve security, Forensics Investigator and safe transaction.

Few of Sai Satish Achievements:-
> Enhancing quality in training & teaching in INDIA.
> Development of resources in Humans of INDIA.
> Desalination of seawater.
> Interlinking of Indian rivers.

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