A world of advanced technologies, advancement in machines seems so beautiful and worthy. But there is another side of this world which includes cyber security which can be ethical, but if used badly it can create a mess. There are many people who get into the trap of cybercrime, but there are some persons as well who help to get rid from the traps of cybercrime, and among them one is, Ankur Chandrakant who not only helped the victims but also spread awareness and whose works are even recognized by the government of India and internationally as well.
Ankur Chandrakant Personal/Early Life
Ankur Chandrakant was born on 11 December 1987 to Ramesh Chandra Sharma who was an Accounts & revenue officer in New Delhi and Kamla Sharma. He will be turning 34 years old (as in 2021). He has a brother named Himanshu Sharma, who is working as an engineer at Mumbai refineries.
Ankur Chandrakant is married to Neha Sharma and they have beautiful twins named Vanya, Viaank.
Ankur Chandrakant Educational Background and Career
He completed his schooling from RPVV, Hari Nagar, New Delhi and completed his masters’ from Florida State University ’11 in Cyber Forensics and Counterterrorism. Initially he started his career by working in different big companies, like Dell, Microsoft and Google, during this period; he was recognized as the Microsoft Certified Trainer as well.
Later on, when his urge to contribute his talent towards society hit him, he decided to leave all these highly paid companies for the sake of common people. With his experience of 13 years in Cyber Security and Professional Hacking domain, started a mission to provide a safe and secure cyber safe environment to everyone. To complete his mission, he took various steps among them, one was to establish CRAFT; i.e., Cyber Radix Academy for Future Technology in 2012, by taking a vision that it will serve as an institute for many to get specialization in the field of cybersecurity, digital forensics, and incident response, IT certifications and Boot camp. CRAFT was established with an aim to aware people about their cyberspace.
VCLAP Digital Learning Solutions LLP (EduFlux360) is another initiative taken by Ankur Chandrakant with a vision to teach the kids learning in class 6th to 12th, in HINGLISH, a common term to combine Hindi and English language. He not only tries to spread awareness, but also tries to eliminate the language gap.
And at last one more big initiative was the foundation of eProtect. This is the platform where various training and awareness are proliferating among masses. And even many girls were saved from the traps of Cyber Crime.
In addition to all this, Ankur Chandrakant plays a crucial role for today’s society. He is the one who is providing numerous online training to the youth and motivating them to serve for the country by being a part of IAS or IPS.
He holds all 38 international certifications with his 13 years of experience (as in 2022). He trained over 2800 people overall on Cyber Security and Cyber Crime Awareness (at zero cost).
He is the first creator and designer of India’s first ‘Hinglish’ Digital Learning App for students of class 6 to 12.
He won ‘Uttarakhand Excellence Award’ for special contribution towards Cyber Security, by Honorable Chief Minister Sh. Trivendra Singh Rawat in 2018. In addition to this, he was awarded with ‘Uttarakhand Ratan Award’ for excellence in Cyber Security and Forensic and ‘Uttarakhand Excellence Award 2019-20’ for Cyber Security, by Honorable Governor of Uttarakhand, Baby Rani Maurya.
Ankur Chandrakant’s Favorite
Once he was asked in an interview that was held last year, in the year (2021) how he feels about what he achieved and is he happy to work in this field? He then replied rationally that he enjoys his work and loves to spread awareness among youth.
Other than work, his favorite actors are Irfan Khan, Dilip Kumar; his favorite movie is 3 idiots; favorite singers are Kishore Kumar, Md. Rafi and Mukesh; favorite color is Black and some of his hobbies are Traveling, Playing Golf, Swimming, Reading.