Madhu Akula is a security ninja, security and devops researcher with extensive experience in the industry ranging from client facing assignments building scalable and secure infrastructure, to publishing industry leading research to running training sessions for companies and governments alike.

Madhu’s research papers are frequently selected for major security industry conferences including Defcon 24, ToorCon, DefCamp, SkydogCon and NoloCon. Madhu was a keynote speaker for the National Cyber Security conference at Dayananda Sagar College in Feb 2016

When he’s not working or speaking at events he’s actively involved in researching vulnerabilities in open source products/platforms such as WordPress, Ntop, Opendocman etc. and is also a contributing bug hunter with Code Vigilant (a project to Secure Open Source Software). His research has identified many vulnerabilities in over 200 organizations including US Department of Homeland Security, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Adobe, LinkedIn, Ebay, At&t, Blackberry, Cisco, Barracuda etc. He is also an active member with Bugcrowd, Hackerone, Synack etc.

Madhu has trained over 5000 people in information security for companies and organisaitons including the Indian Navy and the Ministry of e-services in a leading Gulf state.

Specialties: Application Security, Penetration Testing, Security Automation, Cloud Security, Secure DevOps, Research & Development.

Trainings: Web Security Testing, Infrastructure Hardening & Monitoring, Security Monitoring using ELK