With a digitally virtual world, nearly everything we do is online, increasing the rates of unethical cyber hacking and cyber crimes and this is where cyber security comes to the rescue. India’s cyber security industry is worth $10.82 billion and growing at 27 percent annually.
Cyber security, computer security or information technology security is the protection of technological computer systems, programs, networks, data and devices from any information disclosure, damage, theft, or cyber attack. Cyber security experts are specialized and aim to recognize such unethical activities through various technologically programmed tests, in order to protect someone or something from being hacked by disrupting their security.
Top 5 cyber security experts of India:
Cyber security experts protect systems, data, networks, etc. from cyber security risky perils, threats, and vulnerabilities by monitoring, recognizing, examining, interpreting, and reacting to the breached security activities. They work within IT teams that are committed to protecting the integrity of the organization’s/business’s network and data.
The top 5 Cyber Security Experts In India are listed below:
- Ankit Fadia
- Vivek Ramachandran
- Khushhal Kaushik
- Trishneet Arora
- Saket Modi
1. Ankit Fadia
Ankit Fadia, 36 is a self-proclaimed ethical hacker, cyber terrorism expert and an author of various best-selling books on computer and cyber security, a cyber security expert in governing computer protection and digital knowledge, who gained fame through his show ‘MTV, What the Hack!’, as one of the 8 people for MTV’s youth icon of the year 2008. He started his cyberlearning young and now he’s the best cyber security ethical hacker who has solved plenty of cybercrime-related cases.
Fadia has claimed his name at the top cyber security experts of India, being appointed as a brand ambassador for India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s project of ‘Digital India’. He has been consulted and worked for several investigations concerned with National security and cyber-terrorism.
He has been consulted for diverse cyber security training and solutions from clients all over the world such as Asia, Australia and North America, working for Google, PT Cisco Systems, Citibank, Wipro, Infosys, Bangkok Public bank, Jumeirah international, Schering Ltd, and many other governmental organisations, police and corporate sectors.
He’s an author of many Computer security books and has gained a record of over 10 million copies of his book across the world, transcribed and translated into different languages such as Korean, Japanese, Polish and Portuguese. Books by Fadia have also been used as reference textbooks for students in various academic institutes across the globe.
He has also produced and provided his own customised certified cyber security training programmes and courses, one such as the “Ankit Fadia Certified Ethical Hacker programme”, which has become Asia’s largest course on cyber security certification with more than 20,000 people trained across 100+ cities in India and 40+ cities in China.
2. Vivek Ramachandran
Vivek Ramachandran, founder of a free cyber security training education portal – “Securitytube.net” is also a world-renowned cyber security expert, researcher and an evangelist who holds professional experience and fab skills in cyber security, wireless security, computer forensics, exploit research, installed systems security, compliance and e-governance.
He has written the books “Wireless Penetration Testing using Backtrack” and “The Metasploit Megaprimer” published in mid-2011. His website Securitytube is one of the topmost considered websites for cyber security learning, with his videos on Assembly Language Programming, Buffer Overflows, Metasploit etc. along with other computer security researchers too, it has been a popular site with a high appreciative training audience.
Vivek has won many awards including the Microsoft’s Security expert Champion in 2006 and a ‘Team achievement Award’ by Cisco systems under his contributions to the 802.1x and Port Security modules in the catalyst 6500 series of switches at the high-end security features adopted in Enterprises. He has published research papers in the areas of DDoS, ARP Spoofing Detection and Anomaly-based Intrusion Detection Systems.
3. Khushhal Kaushik
Khushhal Kaushik, 33 is the Founder and CEO of Lisianthus Tech and India’s first cyber security expert to appear in the UNESCO’S annual magazine. He has been recognized and described as India’s future of cyber security in prominent media publications by a former US Department of defense veteran and Navy analyst with 30+ years of experience and was also awarded ‘The Glory of India Award 2020′ by the Indian Achievers’ Awards Forum.
Lisianthus tech is a Gurgaon-based cyber security firm that provides specialized cyber security services such as security audit services, security assessment, training and certification, etc. in cyber ethical hacking and computer programmes.
Khushhal has been invited by the former Head of the Technology Department in the National Information Security Authority or NISA, a subdivision of the Prime Minister’s Office’s cyber security man in Israel and worked to set up a cyber security R&D lab in their country. He has given diverse presentations, lectures, and seminars on Ethical hacking and cyberspace security, one of which had been in the Northwestern University in Chicago and the Punjab University in India.
He is a renowned cyber security expert who has been working as the Advisor-cyber Security by BRICS CCI, which comprises of one-third of the world economy and one-tenth of the global trade. He has recently received a letter of appreciation by the Republic of Panama for mastering a case on e-mail hacking in less than half an hour.
4. Trishneet Arora, 29
Trishneet Arora, Founder and CEO of TAC Security, Mumbai is an ethical hacking trainer, a cyber security expert, and an author of books based on ethical hacking, computer cyber security and web defence, namely “The Hacking Era and Hacking TALK with Trishneet Arora”, and “Hacking with Smart Phones”. He has been awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 by the Entrepreneur magazine under the Security Services Category and named under the fortune 40 under 40 2019 list of India’s Brightest Business Minds.
He’s an excellent ethical cyber hacker and practitioner who has been a part of numerous cybercrime-related investigations, for his clients such as Reliance Industries, Central Bureau of Investigation, ICICI Bank, Crime branch of Punjab and Gujarat Police, etc. and also providing training with the government and the forensic officials on cyber security knowledge.
TAC Security is a cyber security firm Trishneet found in 2013, worked with over 500 companies and is considered as one of the” Empanelled Cyber Security Auditors” for the Union Government, which directs UPI and NPCI. The company’s aim is to provide protection to corporate and organisations from unethical cyber hacking, network vulnerabilities or data theft by assessing vulnerability assessment and penetration testing services.
5. Saket Modi
Saket Modi, 31 is an entrepreneur, cyber security expert, ethical hacker, co-founder and CEO of Safe Security (Lucideus) with 8+ years of experience providing cyber security services and an expert in ethical hacking. He’s been mentioned in Forbes magazine’s 40-under-40 and 30-under-30 lists, Entrepreneur Magazine’s 35-under-35 lists and many others.
Safe Security is an IIT Bombay based cyber security and digital business risk quantification company, which was founded by Saket in 2012 during his final year of engineering and supported by Cisco’s former Chairman and CEO John Chambers. The company provides protection to multiple fortune 500 companies with its cyber risk assessment, management and mitigation platform known as SAFE. It also provides cyber security training and services.
Saket’s company Lucideus has reached the highest market share of more than 60% providing an end-to-end cyber assessment of BHIM payments application launched by PM Narendra Modi and the UPI enabled apps such as Google pay, WhatsApp, BookMyShow, MiPay,Yatra.com, DishTV, Truecaller, etc, and other online banking apps with mobile banking facility.