Here are the Top 5 Ethical Hackers in India
1. Vivek Ramachandran :
Vivek Ramachandran a top Ethical hacker in India, he is also security researcher, cyber security specialist and the founder of Pentester Academy. He is a B.tech graduate from IIT Guwahati and an advisor to the computer science department’s security lab. His field of expertise includes ethical hacking, cyber security, network security, wireless security, exploit researcher. Computer forensics, compliance, and e-Governance, compliance. He discovered the Caffe Latte attack, broke WEP cloaking and created Chellam, the world’s first Wi-Fi Firewall. 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 started SecurityTube.net in 2007, Youtube which holds the largest collection of security research videos on the web to learn ethical hacking and cyber security. He is also 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 Caffe 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 conducts in-person trainings in the US, Europe and Asia.
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’s work on wireless security has been quoted in BBc online,Infoworld, The register, MacWorld, IT World Canada etc. He 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 Cyber security 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.
2.Trishneet Arora :
Trishneet Arora is an ethical hacker, entrepreneur who found a TAC Security, a Cyber Security company that provides protection to corporations against data theft and network vulnerabilities. Some of TAC’s clients include the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Punjab Police, Gujarat Police, Reliance Industries Limited, Amul, Ralson (India) Ltd, Avon Cycles Ltd, MNCs from Dubai and UK.
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 funds 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.
In 2014, Trishneet received a State Award by the Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr. Prakash Singh Badal. Following which he was appointed as the IT advisor of Punjab Police Academy. In the same year deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal released his second book “Hacking Talk with Trishneet Arora”. 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.
Recently, he received the Punjab Icon Award in Mumbai alongside Virender Sehwag, Malvinder Mohan Singh, RS Sodhi, Ayushmann Khurrana and Surveen Chawla.
3. ANKIT FADIA:
Ankit Fadia 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.
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.
A number of his achievements have been disputed by others within the cyber security industry, and he was awarded a “Security Charlatan” of the year at DEF CON20 in 2017. Ankit won the IT Youth Award from the Singapore Computer Society in 2005, Global Ambassador for Cyber Security (National Telecom Awards 2011), The Global Shaper from World Economic Forum and also Attrition.org surveyed his alleged credential and added him to their Security Charlatans list. He is also been accused of plagiarism in his work.
4. SUNNY VAGHELA :
Sunny Vaghela founder of Tech defense labs, was graduated from Nirma University. Sunny Vaghela is ethical hacker who 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 been ethical hacker he also finds loopholes like “Cross-site scripting” and “session Hijacking” in popular websites one among them is “www.orkut.com” at his age of 19. As Ethical Hacker he 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.
5. BELIND JOSEPH:
Benild Joseph is a renowned Ethical Hacker and also TEDx Speaker , Security Researcher with definitive experience in the field of computer security in India.
He is a renowned speaker at security conferences in India and abroad. He was a speaker at The APWG Vienna Symposium on Global Cybersecurity Awareness Messaging at the United Nations. Benild works with various corporate companies, law enforcement agencies and government organizations. He has also worked on various security projects at International Cyber Threat Task Force (CTTF) and Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI ).
Benild Joseph has discovered critical vulnerabilities in popular websites by using his ethical hacking skills to find vulnerabilities including Deutsche Telekom, Tesco, Yahoo, Facebook, Blackberry, Sony Pictures and AstraZeneca. He holds many patents in ethical hacking, cyber forensic and information security domain.
Benild is the author of CCI-book written for law enforcement agencies in India and is also profiled in Ethical Hacking the Hacker-book written by Roger Grimes along with Mark Russinovich, Bruce Schneier, Kevin Mitnick and World’s best white hat hackers and is also listed among the Top 10 Ethical Hackers in India by Microsoft Social Forum and Silicon India Magazine. He has been interviewed by various TV channels and Newspapers where he has shared his experiences relating to cyber security and cyber crimes.