Security Researcher at Sonatype
M.S. in Computer Science, Georgia Tech, Class of 2018
B.S. in Software Engineering, Drexel University, Class of 2016
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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.
My UK “Exceptional Talent” Endorsement Journey — a Guide for Digital Technologists
How I earned UK’s prestigious Exceptional Talent endorsement for Recognized Leaders
2018.11.10 / 8min read. Read More
A Lesson in Why “Security by Press Release” Is Detrimental
Separating facts from media hype in cybersecurity
2018.11.02 / 3min read. Read More
The STEM Epidemic—pressure on women and minorities
And why is the focus exclusively on STEM?
2018.10.17 / 15min read. Read More
Buca di Beppo - Italian Fine Dining with a Bug
Spaghetti, Meatballs, Marinara and Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
2018.06.25 / 4min read. Read More
Planet Fitness: a lazy coder’s way of verifying premium access
“Planet Fitness members enjoy discounts and special deals from our partners,” reads their purple-yellow website. And, typically those…
2018.06.22 / 3min read. Read More
Open Redirects & Security Done Right!
Everything is vulnerable, as they say. The trend seems to be getting worse with the ever increasing number of connected “smart” devices.
2018.06.19 / 3min read. Read More
Prevent Domain Takeovers — Audit `Email Alias` policy today!
If you are an IT administrator of a major organization — academic or industrial, chances are you have come across enforcing an email policy…
2018.06.12 / 3min read. Read More
Comcast Arris Touchstone Gateway Devices are vulnerable! Here's the disclosure.
This is a firsthand security vulnerability public disclosure being published for educational and safety purposes only.
2018.05.14 / 6min read. Read More