Resume of Vivek Ramachandran

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  • Received international recognition as a Security Researcher in 2007 for the discovery of the Caffe Latte Attack – was featured on CBS5, BBC, Computer World, Mac World, IT World, Network World, The Register etc
  • Made it to the India Top 10 list of the Microsoft Security Shootout 2006, a web application security competition (over 50,000 participants)
  • Received a Team Achievement Award in Cisco Systems for my contribution to a worldwide release


In the Media:

  • Featured in the CBS5 6PM News, USA – demonstrated wireless vulnerabilities in a coffee shop
  • Was quoted / name mentioned on BBC online, Computer World, Info World, Computer World, Mac World, The Register etc in relation to the discovery of the Caffe Latte Attack, a wireless vulnerability



  • Beginner's Guide to Wireless Penetration Testing using Backtrack, to be released worldwide around July 2011
  • Metasploit Megaprimer, to be released worldwide around Sept 2011


Talks and Presentations in Conferences:

  • The Caffe Latte Attack,  Toorcon 9, San Diego, USA
  • WEP Cloaking Exposed,  Defcon 15 , Las Vegas, USA
  • E-Commerce Web Application Security,  8th International Conference on Information Security, India
  • Network Security: Mitigating Hackers, Cisco Systems, India
  • Network Security Basics Workshop, IIT Guwahati, India

Research Publications:

  • Detecting ARP Spoofing: An Active Technique, LNCS Publication, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Information Security Systems
  • Bleeding Edge Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack Mitigation Techniques for ISPs, Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Information Technology
  • Mapping the Internet: Record Route Revisited, submission under progress
  • An Active Intrusion Detection System for LAN Specific Attacks, in the 4th International Conference on Information Security and Assurance, June 2010 (LNCS)
  • A DES Approach to Intrusion Detection System for ARP Spoofing Attacks, in the 18th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED'10, June 2010 (IEEE Press)
  • An Active Host-based Detection Mechanism for LAN Attacks, the Second International Conference on Network & Communications Security, January 2011 (LNCS).



  • Detecting ARP Spoofing using an Active Injection Technique, Vivek Ramachandran, Sukumar Nandi, Filing under progress




  • Wired Networking and Security – L2, TCP/IP, Routing, Firewalls, IDS, IPS etc
  • Wireless Networking and Security – 802.11, 802.1x, Radius, WEP, WPA/WPA2
  • Web Application Security – web server / application / database security
  • Embedded Systems / System programming – Unix and Linux based systems


  • Languages: C, C++, C#,  Assembly, Perl, ASP.NET, ActionScript, Bash Scripting, Javascript, Adobe Flex
  • Platforms: Linux, Unix, Windows, .NET



  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Electronics and Communication from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G)
  • Class X / XII from St. Lawrence High School, Kolkata India

Bachelor Degree Project: Vulnerabilities in the TCP/IP Protocol Suite and Design of an Anomaly based Intrusion Detection (awarded 10/10)