Rafay Baloch is a globally renowned cybersecurity expert and white-hat hacker with proven record of identifying critical zero-day security vulnerabilities in numerous web applications, products, and browsers. His discoveries have been instrumental in safeguarding the privacy and security of millions of users worldwide. Baloch has received various accolades, including being named one of the “Top 5 Ethical Hackers of 2014” by Checkmarx, one of the “15 Most Successful Ethical Hackers Worldwide,” and one of the “Top 25 Threat Seekers” by SC Magazine. In addition, Reflectiz listed him among the “Top-21 Cybersecurity Experts You Must Follow on Twitter in 2021.”
On March 23, 2022, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) recognized Baloch’s significant contributions to cybersecurity with the Pride of Pakistan award. Baloch is also the author of “Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Guide,” published by Taylor & Francis in 2014. This well-regarded work has been featured on Infosecinstitute’s list of “Fifteen Must-Have Books for Penetration Testing Professionals.”
Rafay has presented his research at prestigious international cybersecurity conferences, including Black Hat, HEXCON, SDPI, Cezeri, the 10th Information Security Conference, CSAW 2022 etc. He is frequently sought after for his insights and analysis on current cybersecurity topics, appearing in both national and international mainstream media outlets such as Independent UK Urdu, BBC Urdu, Express Tribune, Dawn, and GEO.
Currently, Baloch serves as a Senior Consultant for Cyber Security at the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the national telecom regulator. In this capacity, he regularly advises the Pakistani government on matters related to cybersecurity.