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Dhruv Soi

Dhruv Soi, with over decade of experience in information security domain, is founder at Torrid Networks and Chief Mentor at Hacker Distinct Objects and has carried out 1000s of security assessments and executed many security research projects. He is also Chair at OWASP India with his mission to spread information security awareness across the industry, government and academia. He is expert at application security, penetration testing, malware reversing, researching on the cybercrime wares including exploit kits, botnets, crypters etc. His favorite programming language is Python.

Anant Shrivastava

Anant is working as a information security professional at Infosys technologies Pvt ltd. He is a regular player of various CTF some notable ones- 1st Prize @ HackIM-nullcon
– 1st Prize @ BattleUnderground-nullcon
– 3rd Prize @ HITB-precon(3rd)
He also presented on Security Threads in android Custom ROM’s on c0c0n International conference. He holds a CEH and RHCE certification and comes from a rich background of web application development to system and server administration. Currently focused towards the Information security field specially web applications and android. His work can be found at http://anantshri.info and

Anand Pandey

Anand Kishore Pandey, has just begin his journey in the world of cyber security and works as an Associate Consultant in K R Information Security Solutions and is responsible to conduct Vulnerability Assessment, Penetration Testing and ISO 27001 Implementation.

Manish Chasta

Manish Chasta is a CISSP, CHFI and Certified Digital Evidence Analyst, working with IndusFace Consulting as Principal Consultant. He is having more than 5 years of experience in Information and Application security. He is currently managing team of security engineers and doing a vast research in Mobile Application Security. He is also handling prime customer accounts for the company. He has authored numerous security articles for ClubHack and Palisade. He has audited 200+  mobile and web-applications in the areas of Internet Banking, Core Banking (Flexcube), Finance, Healthcare, CRM, telecom and eCommerce. He has delivered trainings in the field of Digital Forensics, Application Security and Ethical Hacking to multiple clients.

Bishan Singh Kochher

Bishan Singh Kochher is currently working with the Yahoo security group, called Paranoids. In his current role, he works with engineers at Yahoo SDC Bangalore to build secure and defensible apps. His primary role transcends to various groups at Yahoo from Ads, Media, Open Social to Cloud Security. In my early years, he leads the security consulting business for a start-up, Sumeru, later leading the app security practice at IBM GBS. More recently, He was with Foundstone (a division of McAfee) as a Principal Consultant consulting for Fortune 500 clients.Bish in his past time does bits and pieces of research and try making meaningful sense out of it. His work is focused around defensive front-end development techniques and mashups. In the left over time he tries and code. He is a lazy lousy programmer and fails miserably.

Nikhil Mittal

Nikhil Mittal is a hacker, info sec researcher and enthusiast. His area of interest includes penetration testing, attack research, defence strategies and post exploitation research. He has over 3 years experience in Penetration Testing of many Government Organizations of India and other global corporate giants at his current job position.
He specializes in assessing security risks at secure environments which require novel attack vectors and “out of the box” approach. He is a contributor to CIS benchmarks for AIX. In his free time, Nikhil likes to scan full IP ranges of countries for specific vulnerabilities, writes some silly Metasploit scripts and does some vulnerability research. He has spoken at conferences like Clubhack’10 and Hackfest’11

Elad Shapira

Elad Shapira works for AVG Mobilation as a mobile security researcher.
He specializes in Reverse Engineering and Penetration Testing.

Merchant Bhaumik

Helping local law-enforcement as a Digital Forensics Investigator and Student Of Maharaja Sayaji Rao University (MSU ) Vadodara .
Developer of “IND 360” Intrusion Detection System which has ability to detect network intrusion and spywares such as most stealth type of
software keyloggers on the basis of their behavior .  During the same time helping global website such as BSNL in securing against latest
security threats and vulnerabilities. Recently working on Offline  exploitation methods and Laptop Anti-Theft Technologies .
My last CFP was Selected in ToorCon Held In san diego ,California.

Prashant Verma

Prashant Verma has over 5 years of experience in Information Security. He currently leads the Mobile Security Service at Paladion Networks. He has conducted numerous application and network penetration tests. He is the co-author of “Security Testing Handbook for Banking Applications”. He has authored security articles for Palisade. He has taken guest lecture and security trainings too. He is a “Digital Evidence Analyst” by Asian School of Cyber Laws. He also does Java and Android Security Code Reviews.

Vivek Ramachandran

Vivek Ramachandran has been involved in security research, product development, penetration testing and evangelism for over a decade now. He discovered the Caffe Latte attack and also broke WEP Cloaking, a WEP protection schema in 2007 publicly at Defcon and introduced the concept of pure Wi-Fi based malware and worms. He is also the author of the book “Wireless Penetration Testing using BackTrack 5” which has received great appreciation by the worldwide security and hacker community. His second book – “Metasploit Megaprimer” is due for launch in February 2012.

In a past life, he was one of the programmers of the 802.1x protocol and Port Security in Cisco’s 6500 Catalyst series of switches. He was also one of the winners of the Microsoft Security Shootout contest held in India among a reported 65,000 participants. He is best known in the hacker community as the founder of SecurityTube.net where he routinely posts videos on Wi-Fi Security, Assembly Language, Exploitation Techniques etc. SecurityTube.net receives over 100,000 unique visitors a month.

Vivek’s work on wireless security has been quoted in BBC online, InfoWorld, MacWorld, The Register, IT World Canada etc. places. This year he is speaking or training at a number of security conferences, including Blackhat USA and Abu Dhabi, Defcon, Hacktivity, Brucon,
c0c0n, SecurityZone, SecurityByte etc.

Aditya Gupta

Aditya Gupta, is a Independent Security Researcher, currently pursuing his BTech from KIIT University, Bhubaneswar. He loves exploring and breaking the security of Web application and Mobile Devices. He has also been a part of the Defcon Chennai. He has found and  reported security vulnerabilities in websites including MIT, Stanford, Harvard, IIT Kanpur, Jammag and some Indian Govt Websites.


Prashant is CISSP, CEH & BE, security consultant with 7+ years in IT industry. Currently Prashant is working for Infosys. Prashant has conducted vulnerability assessment and penetration testing on networks and web applications. Prashant was speaker at nullcon 2011. Topic of presentation was “JSON fuzzing a new approach”. Prashant is active member of null and OWASP Bangalore chapter.

Akash Mahajan

Akash is a Certified Ethical Hacker with more than 8 years of experience in Application and Network Security. Before becoming an expert security consultant he was a technical lead for one of the leading American commercial security software companies specializing in end point security. He started in security working on web infrastructure for the government of India.

Along with his day job Akash is heavily involved in the wider global security community, ranging from contributing signatures for malware detection to Emerging Threats, a US DoD funded group of volunteers, to being one of the founders of null The Open Security Group, India’s foremost non-profit computer security organizations. null is very involved in providing expert security advice to companies, organisations and even the government of India.

When not working or advising you’ll find Akash speaking at industry conferences on all things computer security related. Recently ISRO invited Akash to give a talk at Computing Technology for Space 2011 conference. Forbes India featured him in their ‘Ask The Insider’ column on hackers in August 2010. He won the pre nullcon Hack Challenge in 2010.


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