Mr. Rajshekhar Murthy



Rajshekhar Murthy, Director, Non-Profit Foundation-ISAC, founder of the Malcon

Rajshekhar Murthy is an Indian Information security expert and social entrepreneur.He is widely known as the Blue Genius and founder of the International Malware Conference, Malcon.

Murthy started his career as a freelance reverser in early 1998 before joining as an Information security Instructor in 2003 with Karrox technologies, a training company. In 2005 he moved to Microsoft corporation in enterprise support for Active Directory services.

 In 2006, he started Indian technology start-up Orchidseven Infosec, a security certification body at Hyderabad. In 2006, with help of two other hackers, Biswajit Behera and Kiran Nair, Rajshekhar Murthy discovered vulnerability in over 100 government websites, which was reported in the Indian Express and the DNA Newspaper.

In 2008, there was a visible spat between the ATS chief Hemant Karkare and Rajshekhar Murthy, when the ATS chief dared hackers to break into his gmail ID. This was after Indian hackers were trying to assist in certain cases the ATS sought help on. Murthy reportedly stated in an interview with Mumbai Mirror that this dare would widen the gap between hackers and the law enforcement agencies and quoted “No one is desperate to be associated with the Cyber crime cell. If he is disappointed by hackers, then I would like to know what his team or the cyber crime done to recognize or motivate the community.”

In November 2008, he gave India its youngest hacker, Shantanu Gawde. His team, along with the company was awarded by the Prime Ministers Office for their contribution.