If you think all computer hackers are bad. They steal your data, password or credit card then you would be wrong. Some hackers are actually real heroes fighting on the internet against cyber criminals and injustice. Working hard day and nights just to keep the internet a safe and peaceful place. We call them “Ethical Hackers”. They break into systems ethically and legally.
A 34 years young Ethical Hacker Tehseen Baloch is the resident of Lyari. This young and dynamic personality has not only assisted in solving complex web vulnerabilities but also played his instrumental role in creating awareness of information security and cyber crimes. He would be one in the millions of Lyariites who defended his country against international cyber criminals and cyber attacks. When Pakistan was hit by a cyber attack and all websites got blocked then one of the fastest recoveries in Pakistan was successfully done by Tehseen and his team. Tehseen also wrote the second chapter in pakistan’s No1 Ethical Hacker Rafay Baloch’s Book.
Tehseen from his childhood had the passion and hunger of learning more and more. He completed his graduation from PIMSAT university and now doing Masters in cybersecurity. He also got certification in CISCO and CEH. At the age of 13, he started using computer as a noob and now he is one of the experienced and renowned cybersecurity expert (Ethical hacker) in Pakistan.
Tehseen was always committed towards his work. He did penetration testing for different multinational companies and also Pakistani media groups’ official websites. When Pakistan was hit with a cyber attack by another nation; attack included government sites. Tehseen at that time was given the task to recover all damages in a short time that was one of the fastest anti hack recovery done by tehseen and his team just in couple of hours. Tehseen has submitted a number of research papers and also presented them in various cyber security conferences. He also worked with pakistani ethical hacker Rafay Baloch in different projetcs.
Aim: The hurdles and difficulties Tehseen faced in his early education and throughout life, he cannot see anyone facing, therefore, he set a goal to build a cybersecurity research and training centre in Lyari.He wants to play his part to change the negative perception of Lyari from the grass root level. He is willing to train students of Lyari which in future could defend our country against any cyber attack.
Message to youth: Never lose your hope in trouble, just wait and let that time go. If you want to achieve something then difficulties will resist you but with strong ambition, you will eventually cross that border too. Hard work and passion towards your profession is only the way to success.