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Meet India's youngest cybersecurity expert

  • YOUNGEST CHILD TO FIND A 0-DAY VULNERABILITY IN ORACLE PRODUCT
  • YOUNGEST TECH SAVVY AWARD (WORLD'S TOP 32 WORLD RECORD HOLDER)
  • COMPLETED CRL 20WINS IN TRIPLE DRAFT EVENT.
  • RANKED TOP 500 IN NCO.
  • YOUNGEST CHILD YOUNGEST CYBER SECURITY RESEARCHER IN THE WORLD TOP RANK #1 ON TRANSLOADIT HALL OF FAME.
  • YOUNGEST CYBER SECURITY RESEARCHER ON SONY HALL OF FAME TO RECEIVE STAR BADGE FOR MULTIPLE REPORTS.
  • RANKED WORLD
  • RANKED 1ST IN WEEKLY GRAND CHALLENGE FINISHERS IN THE WORLD
  • RANKED #754 ON LADDER, #689 #593 #288 #609 IN GLOBAL TOURNAMENT OUT OF 100 MILLION PLAYERS.
  • REPRESENTED INDIA IN WORLD CYBER GAMES 2019 IN SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA. YOUNGEST CHILD TO REACH INTO FINALS.
  • YOUNGEST CYBER SECURITY RESEARCHER ON MICROSOFT HALL OF FAME 2019.
  • YOUNGEST CHILD TO REACH REGIONAL FINALS OF WORLD CYBER GAMES 2019.
  • 20WINS IN CLASH ROYALE AND 12WINS IN GRAND CHALLENGE WITH THE HELP OF WORLD
  • TYPING AT SPEED OF MORE THAN 170WPM
  • RANKED TOP 100 IN NSO( NATIONAL SCIENCE OLYMPIAD)
  • RANKED TOP 100 IN IMO (INTERNATIONAL MATHS OLYMPIAD)
  • YOUNGEST CHILD ON APPLE FAME PAGE.
  • YOUNGEST CHILD ON MICROSOFT FAME PAGE 2018.
  • YOUNGEST CYBERSECURITY RESEARCHER.

You must be wondering who this wunderkind is. He is none other than Kirtikumar Anandrao Ramchandani, who is from Gujarat, India. He has created the record of “Youngest Cyber Security Researcher” by securing 100+ websites by reporting them critical flaws that can affect their users. He is the youngest child on Apple, Microsoft and many more reputed fame pages. He also won Penetration Tester Of The Year award in CyberSecurity Awards in London. For the record, he is just 15 years old.

Read all about his fascinating story in his own words.

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I got inspired by reading about a young entrepreneur being featured in the news because of a cybersecurity startup where he was managing different services to businesses and organizations to help them become more secure. I did my research about how that can be possible until such time that I was able to see security researchers being acknowledged by companies for helping them through "responsible disclosure" programmes and that's where my interest really went in.

After cybersecurity, I had a dream to represent my country on the International Stage. So, I started working in Esports, and in May 2019 I was qualified for the finals of World Cyber Games 2019 where I ranked 7th in Asia and Top 32 in the World in Clash Royale Game.

I don't only work in esports and cybersecurity but also I've made multiple IoT ( Internet of Thing ) and AI projects which are very useful in health care like Google Home Automation which can turn on and off home appliances from anywhere and this could help paralysis patients who can't work or are differently-abled. I've also made an AI project which can recognize plants on the basis of the characteristics of the leaves. And last but not least I made a Paralysis chair which can be used by paralysis patients for which I also received a Genius India Achiever's Award in Science and Technology field.

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I have a few points for people who are technical-oriented.

#Learning about computer networks should be a plus. This will make a person comfortable with routers and configurations. Needless to say, involvement in the community is very helpful too. This may be through conferences, technical discussion boards, forums, or even social media groups.

#Attending boot camp or taking professional training like through EC-Council's CEH or even through Cybrary and climb up the ladder to get more challenged like taking Offensive Security's Penetration Testing with Kali Linux. Not only that this earns a badge of honour, but it expands the level of knowledge about the subject.

#Apart from everything else, it is essential that the interest in the subject exists because this makes the person continue despite having failures down the road. I have earned more than $150,000 in the field of cybersecurity and esports.

When did you first lay your hands on a computer? What's your first memory of a computer?

When I was just eight years old, I started using computers and took Programming and Gaming. My first memory of a computer is when I won Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Need for Speed Tournament in a college tech-fest at the age of 11 years. And, by the age of 13, I learnt to use different varieties of hacking tools like how to make Remote Access Trojans and how to make its undetectable payloads.

Was there anybody to guide you into the cyber world? How did you get attracted to such technical stuff?

Yes, I have received guidance from my father who taught me everything about computers. Besides, I read a lot about online blogs.

Cybersecurity is the future. What are your career plans?

Cybersecurity has a bright future as companies are coming with innovative ideas to make their companies better. So, every new product comes with new vulnerabilities in them. I have plans to pursue Chartered Accountancy and also I want to be a professional esports player. I want to make my career in CA and esports.

Since you have already managed to be in touch with top honchos of big companies, have you already got some offers from any company?

Yes, I have received offers from MNCs working in the field of AI & ML, Internet Of Things.

For students who are aspirational in cybersecurity-related stuff, what would be your advice? Any tools or websites can you refer to?

Cybersecurity field is like a sea that doesn't have an end. So, you must keep yourself updated every day as every day brings new challenges and vulnerabilities. The aim is to make the internet a safe place for all of us, even for future generations.I will suggest pursuing a cybersecurity course like CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) which is provided by EC-Council and other cybersecurity courses like OSCP ( Offensive-Security Certified Professional) which provided by offensive security and teaches real-time pen-testing. Keep reading blogs regarding cybersecurity.

Finally, tell us five of your habits which made helped you evolve?

  • Reading online blogs on Hackerone, Hacktivity of Hackerone and articles by hacker articles.
  • Practicing DVWA and bWapp.
  • Never give up.
  • Determination, persistence and consistency.
  • Attending workshops and talks
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