Ankit Fadia

ANKIT FADIATM, 24 years old, is an independent computer security and digital intelligence consultant with definitive experience in the field of Internet security based out of the Silicon Valley in California, USA. He has authored 14 internationally best-selling books on numerous topics related to Computer Security that have been widely appreciated by both professionals and industry leaders the world over. His books have sold a record 10 million copies across the globe, have been translated into Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Polish and are also being used as reference textbooks in some of the most prestigious academic institutions around the world.

Fadia is also a widely recognized computer security guru and Cyber terrorism expert. He has also led several investigations pertaining to national security and cyber terrorism. In November 2001, Fadia was consulted by a classified intelligence agency for breaking an encrypted message sent by one of Osama Bin Laden’s men. Since then Fadia has been involved in numerous classified projects pertaining to cyber terrorism and crime. In August 2008, Fadia was consulted by the Navi Mumbai Police Department to trace the terror email sent just a few minutes before the Gujarat serial blasts. Fadia was also consulted by the Mumbai Police for decoding VOIP messages in relation to the Mumbai terror attacks.

Widely traveled, Fadia has provided customized cyber security training and consulting solutions to clients all across Asia, Australia and North America including Google, Citibank, Shell, Volvo, Thai Airways, UOB Bank, PT Cisco Systems, Bank of Thailand, Bangkok Public Bank, Amari Hotels, BlueScope Steel, Jumeirah International, Wipro, Singapore Health Promotion Board, Infosys, Satyam, Schering Ltd and many other organizations in the government, police and corporate sectors. He has also conducted more than a 1000 different training sessions across 25 countries on various topics related to cyber security to an audience comprising of CEOs, CIOs, top level management, entrepreneurs, technical specialists, defense personnel and students.

With the vision to create a more secure Internet, Fadia started a unique computer security training and certification course known as the ANKIT FADIATM Certified Ethical Hacker program. Today it has become Asia’s largest cyber security training and certification program with almost 20,000 people trained in the last three years across 100+ cities in India and 40+ cities in China. To educate the average Internet user about the dangers of the Internet, Fadia also regularly writes Basic Security Tips which are displayed on OOH Media’s 4500 screens in offices, shopping outlets and entertainment areas in over 22 cities in India. Fadia is also a consultant to many universities in India, Singapore, China and USA on the design and structure of their computer security courses. For example, Fadia has partnered with IMT Ghaziabad to start India’s first government recognized postgraduate diploma course on Cyber Security.

Widely celebrated in international media publications, Fadia is also regularly invited by BBC Radio World News, London to share the latest updates on virus outbreaks, loopholes and cyber crime trends. For his outstanding contributions in the field of computer security globally, Fadia has been honored with numerous awards namely: MTV Youth Icon 2008, Indo-American Society Young Achiever Award 2005, IT Leader Award 2005, Person of The Year 2002, Limca Book of Records, Hall of Fame Award, Outstanding Young Achiever’s Award, Silicon India Person of the Week, Embassy State Award, Best Speaker Award (4 occasions) and many more.

Born in India, Fadia is currently pursuing his Bachelors in Computer Science with specialization in Information Security at Stanford University, USA. Recently Fadia started his own computer security consulting and training company in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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