Manan Shah is an Indian entrepreneur, author and an ethical hacker. He is the Founder and CEO of Avalance Global Solutions an online cyber security company that is involved in securing government and enterprise digital setups. Manan has written books on cyber security, ethical hacking and web defence. His work mostly involves OS based tips and tricks, proxy websites and lifestyle. his a frequent technology write in the Indian media such as times, technology magazine and newspaper. He is the founder and CEO of Avalance, an information technology company involved with outsourcing & securing government and enterprise digital setups. He has been awarded the title of "Indian Firewall" by the Chairman of AICTE at the Vibrant Gujarat 2015. He is also the convener of BJP IT Cell Vadodara, Gujarat and a part of General Elections.   
He is a regular speaker on various verticals of Information Security and Entrepreneurship at International Forums like CeBIT India, CII, ASSOCHAM, DSCI, ISACA, TiE, TED (conference), Club Hack, Nullcon, BlackHAT, BITA, Vibrant Gujarat Summit, and VCCI. He focuses on the discovery of computer and network security vulnerabilities with a special focus on telecommunication and satellite systems. BBC News described him as a guy who "doesn't look like a Bond villain... but possesses secrets that some of them might kill for". He has also worked for government agencies and corporations to foolproof their system against terrorist attacks and is now working on securing digital India's smart city concept. He is the founder of India's first social app, Baroda Book.
Manan was born in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. After graduating high from school, he found himself living on the street without steady work. He later managed to teach himself computer security and programming, despite lacking formal education in the field. Media often use him as an example of how people can become successful in the IT industry by relying on their empirical knowledge and acumen, even without holding university degrees.
Education and research
Manan grew up in Vadodara and studied at Parul University. At the age of 12, his parents gifted him a computer and he says he started taking an interest in hacking after a year of playing video games when he read a newspaper article on the subject. He soon started a website rtwincustomize.net where he wrote OS Based tweaks & Tricks, tips, tutorials, which acquired many readers and encouraged him to write a book. At the age of 16, his book on email hacking made him the youngest author to be published by Vikas Publication.
Manan is a first-generation entrepreneur who founded Avalance Global Solutions, an information technology company that provides business services and consulting. After his first book came in the market, Manan became sought-after among the corporate clients in India as well as on the conference speaking circuit. He wrote more books on computer security, and spoke at several seminars across schools and colleges in India.
Awards and recognitions
- Firewall of Gujarat
- Ambassador for Global Discovery School
- Limca Book of Record Holder
- Guinness World Record
- Young Indian Innovator 2013 award, Digit Magazine
- Microsoft Most Valuable Professional
- TATA's First DOT (People's Choice Award)
- Found and reported security vulnerability in Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple, Nokia, Facebook, Paypal, Twitter etc...
- Listed in India's Top 10 Hackers in 2014.
- 30 Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 - SI Magazine
- Game Changers of Tomorrow - Outlook Magazine
- Facebook Hacking
- Gmail Hacking