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Codebreakers Chronicles: Ethical Hacking Journey with Shubham Deshmukh

Embracing Ethical Hacking: A Journey of Passion and Growth I will share My journey in this blog. In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, Ethical Hacking stands as both an art and a science, requiring a blend of technical prowess, creativity, and a relentless commitment to integrity. For me, this journey began less than a year ago, towards the end of 2023, marking a pivotal shift in my career path shaped by over 7+ years of experience in the IT industry including Private as well as Government Sector.

The Foundation: IT Expertise and Red Hat Certifications

My journey into ethical hacking was fortified by a solid foundation in various domains of IT. With hands-on experience in Big Data Technology, Cloud Technologies, LIDAR systems, Data Annotation, and Extensive System Administration roles, I had honed my skills and deepened my understanding of complex IT infrastructures. Achieving the prestigious Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certifications further solidified my technical acumen and prepared me for more specialised challenges in the cybersecurity realm in the past few years.

Passion Ignited: Entering the World of Ethical Hacking

Ethical hacking was not merely a career choice but a passionate pursuit driven by a curiosity to understand vulnerabilities and secure systems effectively. The decision to delve into ethical hacking was bolstered by the guidance of a seasoned cybersecurity mentor, Vikram Varma, whose expertise and mentorship have been invaluable in shaping my understanding of ethical hacking methodologies and best practices.

Learning and Growth: Cybersecurity Events and Workshops

Immersing myself in the Cybersecurity Community, I actively participated in various hacking meet ups and attended numerous workshops. These experiences provided practical insights, exposed me to emerging threats, and offered opportunities to collaborate with like-minded professionals. Each event fuelled my enthusiasm to continually learn and adapt in this dynamic field.

Celebrating Cybersecurity Achievements: Securing the Digital Frontiers

In the fast-paced realm of cybersecurity, every success story is a testament to diligence, expertise, and a relentless pursuit of safeguarding digital landscapes. My journey in cybersecurity has been marked by significant achievements, from securing renowned companies to contributing actively to the cyber community.


Securing Industry Titans: A Track Record of Success

Over the course of my career, I have had the privilege of securing over 100+ companies, including Some big tech giants such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, NVIDIA, NASA, Rapid7 and many more. Through rigorous vulnerability assessments and ethical hacking practices, I identified and mitigated critical security flaws, earning recognition through Hall of Fame, acknowledgments, lucrative bug bounties, exclusive swag items, and heartfelt appreciation letters from the companies themselves. These experiences not only validated my skills but reinforced my commitment to ensuring robust cybersecurity measures across diverse sectors.

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Recent Milestone: Top Network Security Badge from LinkedIn

A recent highlight in my cybersecurity journey was receiving the prestigious “Top Network Security Badge” from LinkedIn. This recognition was a culmination of my contributions to the cyber community through insightful articles and knowledge sharing. By sharing practical insights, best practices, and emerging trends in cybersecurity, I aimed to empower professionals and enthusiasts alike to enhance their security posture and stay ahead of evolving threats.

Embracing Challenges, Inspiring Change

Every achievement in cybersecurity has been more than just a milestone; it represents a collective effort to safeguard digital integrity and foster a culture of proactive security measures. From tackling complex network vulnerabilities to advocating for robust cybersecurity protocols, my journey continues to evolve, driven by a passion for innovation and a dedication to making a tangible impact in the field.

Looking Forward: Continued Growth and Contribution


As I reflect on these achievements, I am humbled by the opportunities to collaborate with industry leaders, cybersecurity experts, and aspiring professionals. Looking ahead, my focus remains on expanding my knowledge base, exploring new technologies such as blockchain security and Web3, and contributing meaningfully to the global cybersecurity landscape. I am committed to leveraging my experiences and insights to empower others and advance cybersecurity practices worldwide.

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Future Goals: Web3 and Blockchain Security

Looking ahead, my short-term goal is to deepen my knowledge of Web3 technologies and specialise in blockchain security. The decentralised nature of blockchain ecosystems presents unique security challenges, making it an exciting frontier to explore and secure against potential threats. By expanding my expertise in this area, I aim to contribute meaningfully to safeguarding digital assets and promoting secure blockchain implementations.

Conclusion: A Journey of Excellence

In conclusion, my cybersecurity journey has been defined by perseverance, continuous learning, and a steadfast commitment to excellence. From securing prominent companies to receiving industry accolades for community contributions, each milestone underscores the transformative impact of cybersecurity expertise. As I continue to navigate this dynamic field, I am excited about the challenges ahead and the opportunities to innovate, educate, and protect digital infrastructures for years to come. My journey in ethical hacking is a testament to the transformative power of passion and perseverance. With a strong foundation in IT, guidance from Mentors like Vikram Varma, and a commitment to ongoing learning through cybersecurity events, I am driven to push boundaries and protect digital landscapes. Ethical hacking is not just a profession but a calling—a continuous journey of growth, exploration, and contribution to a safer digital world. As I continue to navigate this path, I am excited about the challenges ahead and the opportunities to innovate and secure technologies that shape our future.

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