Manu Zacharia

President of Information Security Research Association (ISRA)

Manu Zacharia

Workshop Title

Digital & Media Forensic Investigation (Invite Only)

Speaker Bio

Information Security evangelist with more than 22 years of professional experience.
Director – HackIT Technology and Advisory Services (Singapore, India, UAE) –  External Consultant to Kerala State IT Mission / Computer Emergency Response Team (Kerala) – CERT-K from Feb 2016 to Jul 2016.
Awarded the prestigious Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - MVP award consecutively for four years (2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012) in Enterprise Security stream.
Also honored with the prestigious Asia Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements Award for 2010 from (ISC)² under Senior Information Security Professional Category.
Awarded the Nullcon Black Shield Awards for 2014 under the Community Star category for contribution to community in terms of knowledge sharing, administration, communication, proliferation
Recipient of Newsmakers Achievers Awards in IT Sector for the Best Ethical Hacker in 2011  Founder of c0c0n International Hacking & Information Security Conference and also Information Security Day Initiatives.
Co-Founder – Ground Zero – Asia’s Foremost Information Security Conference.  Creator & Chief Architect of Matriux - Security & Penetration Testing Operating System
Associated with ITU (International Telecommunication Union - the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies) as an expert on Cyber Security.
Associated with International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) – the cyber security executing arm of the United Nations' specialized agency - the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as Expert Trainer.
Associated with The Society for the Policing of Cyberspace (POLCYB), a not-for-profit society based in British Columbia, Canada as a trainer and conducted training and handson workshop attended by Investigators from U.S. Secret Service (Vancouver Resident Office), U.S. Department of State - Diplomatic Security Service (U.S Consulate General Vancouver Office), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Vancouver Police Department, Victoria Police Department, Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch - Canada, Calgary Police Service, British Columbia Ministry of Justice, Correctional Service Canada, Ministry of Attorney General (BC), WorkSafe BC, British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch, British Columia Insitute of Technology, Canada Revenue Agency, etc.
Member - Technology Steering Committee, National Security Database - an Initiative by ISAC Foundation and Govt of India for National Critical Infrastructure protection and Cyber Safety
Enlisted with Prometric ( - global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services) as their Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Cyber Security
Associated with the Signal School, Centre for Defense Communication & Electronic Warfare - premier professional training institution of the Indian Navy in Communications and Information Warfare for their various cyber security courses.  Subject Matter Expert for The Information Assurance and Homeland Security Academy
Also associated with Southern Command, Indian Army and Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Maharashtra Police for their Cyber Security training through C-DAC, ACTS.
Member - Board of Advisors, Board of Advisor, M.Tech in Information Security by Pune University (Savitribai Phule University)
Founder & Producer of Right Click – A TV Tech Show aired in over 60 countries by Asianet News.
Speaker @ various International and national security and technology conferences including: o Cyber Security Summit 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, o Speaker at the 7th Kuwait Info Security Forum, Kuwait - 06-07 May 2015 o ITU - Sub-Regional Forum on CyberSecurity and the fight against Cyber Criminality and Cyber Terrorism - Younde, Cameroon (2015), o Forum on Advanced Social Media Investigations hosted by Vancouver Police (Canada) and POLCYB (2015), o Qualys Security Conference 2011 (Keynote Speaker), o Microsoft Tech-Ed (2010 and 2011), o ClubHack, o Enterprise Information Security 2010 – Singapore, o Bangalore Cyber Security Summit, o Security Conference- Bangalore 2010, o Microsoft Virtual Techdays, o DevCon, Nullcon 2011, etc.
Also an expert member of the Curriculum Review Committee of the Indira Gandhi National Open University M-Tech Programme in Information Systems Security.
Co-authored a book on Intrusion Detection Systems.
Associated with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC - the R&D institution and scientific society of the Ministry of Communication & Information Technology, Government of India), as a Guest Faculty for their various Information Security modules.
President of Information Security Research Association (ISRA) and member of Data Security Council of India, Bangalore Chapter.
Visiting faculty to Gujarat Technical University (M-Tech Program in IT Sys & Network Security), and closely associated with the academia on various projects and also an invited speaker to various colleges like IIIT, Allahabad, IMT Ghaziabad and SCIT.

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