Endorsed an Exceptional Talent (‘a recognized leader’) by the British Government, Akshay aka Ax is a Security Researcher and Engineer who holds passion for perpetual learning. In his spare time, he loves exploiting vulnerabilities, ethically and educating a wide range of audiences.
Ax’s expertise includes software development, web application penetration testing and research. Through responsible disclosure, he has previously exposed serious bugs and security vulnerabilities affecting national & global organizations like P.F. Chang’s, Planet Fitness, Comcast/Arris, Ellucian and the popular restaurant chain, Buca di Beppo.
In early 2018, Akshay helped prevent a massive data breach at Georgia Tech by going public with a serious flaw which was left unpatched for over a year. He hence earned himself a place on Tech’s Vulnerability Reporters “hall of fame” page.
To consult Akshay for your next big security project or pen-testing needs, drop him a note here.
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Feb 04, 2019 / 3min read. Read More
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Nov 24, 2018 / 3min read. Read More
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