Interview With Satyam Rastogi - Security Researcher From India

Today i would like to introduce you all Mr. Satyam Rastogi co-founder of Indian Cyber Defence Alliance & a well known security researcher from India! As you know one thing we like doing in Techmedia NG is Interview Security Researcher from different Countries so that we can learn from them.

But Today We Have Satyam Rastogi In Techmedia NG which has listed so many certifications other than other hackers been Interview here, But may be they didn't list their Certifications for Some reasons, But listing his Certifications has also make him one of the most Certified among them.

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Satyam Rastogi

Hello, Satyam Rastogi Introduce YourSelf To Our Readers

Hello, I am Satyam Rastogi, Co-Founder of Indian Cyber Defence Alliance & also the Uttrakhand Regional Body- Head for Cloud Security Alliance, I’m C|EH, E|CSA, C|HFI, MCTS, CCSK, CCNA R&S, CCNA SECURITY, A+, N+ and other certifications.

How You Started The Journey As A Security Researcher?

I belong to very peaceful and small city “ Rudrapur city” which in the heaven “ UTTRAKHAND” State. Well my love in information security goes a long way back.  I decided to turn my activities into legal form , I started to surf and dig more and more into deep of information security domain, after some time I entered into colleges studies & During my college studies, I started working with many organizations for network security and information security projects.

Well as planned I came into corporate world with a job but not at a fresher level ,I start vulnerability assessments for many companies, and got acknowledged by many of multinational companies like : ADOBE , ESET , BLACKBERRY , NOKIA , SONY , FROXYCART , GIFTCART , SKYTV, ANCILE Solutions Inc. , OnePageCRM , Abacus , Sunrise Calendar , & many more.

When Did You Start Hacking And Tell Us About Your Experience?

Well I start hacking when I was just 16,that time I was crazy about the things which we used to do now a days like the way we hack any website & most loving thing was the matrix :P, I love do hacks, I used to create viruses, bots and much more that time I really enjoyed a lot :D after entering into web application hacking I hacked many reputed & trending websites & databases, uhhh I know that’s not legal :P

I hacked my university network and jammed it for a month that time I putted my name on the servers & switch because they were not even able to recognize that who’s again and again doing this , ooops after investigation they came to know that I’m that guy who’s hacking there network again and again, they asked for my help and I helped them too. i worked with many officials for CyberCrime Investigations & also given my best to spread the awareness about information Security.

How Did You Start Learning Hacking And Who Taught You?

As I told you before I start doing hacks in my teen age, the most important part who taught me hacking well I learned hacking from Shri “GOOGLE” BABA

Which Website/System Did You First Break Into?, What's The Vulnerability?

I don’t remember exactly, but the big hack during my teenage, I hacked into a website of some online flight ticket booking website & got multiple credit cards information from there and lot of information was there , there was the vulnerability of BLIND SQL ,but they were using the firewall “WAF” which was not allowing me to enter into there database using SQLi, I bypassed the firewall manually from some of the methods after some time I reported to them and got a big thanks appreciation from their  side.

What Advise Will You Give To Beginners Coming Into This Field?

I just wanna say “ CHOOSE YOUR PASSION AS YOUR PROFESSION ”  & beware that “ LIFE IS JUST A RACE “ you have to run faster as faster you can.

Is Programming Language Really Important, Why? And Which Language To Learn

Well, I’ll say “yes”, because a programmer can be hacker buy a hacker cannot be a programmer , you there are some common language that you should know “ JAVA , PHP ,PYTHON , .NET “ I’ll suggest you to start from “PHP” , then JAVA , then .NET , Then PYTHON.

What Methodology Do You Use When Participating In A Bug Bounty?

I always follow OWASP methodology “OWASP Top 10” & also recommend everyone to follow the same . Web Hacking is the art of simplicity combined with a powerful mindset .

How Do You Keep Your Skills Fresh?

I just go though latest vulnerabilities report to keep myself update, I always participate in information security conference like DEFCON LUCKNOW , CSA DEHRADUN , THE HACKERS DAY , CODE RED CONFERENCE & many more , it help us to get aware about the information security researches.

What Do You Think Of The Future Of Bug Bounties Programs?

Well as per my experience I’m into bug bounty since 3-4 years and I would really say that after 5 years there will no one to bounty from bugs ,  because now a days every MNC has launched bug bounty programs instead of hiring a VAPT experts because if they’ll gonna hire VAPT experts they have to pay atleast 10,000$ per month to each VAPT expert , and here from bug bounty programs  they are getting the same work done in just 10,000$  for whole year

What Are The References/Best Resources To Get Started?

USE GOOGLE, The biggest HACKING Resource :D

How Can People Contact You?






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