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Koushik Pal: 'Knowledge Should Be Free'

by Kali Linux TutorialsNovember 4th, 2021
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KP is a cybersecurity expert and a member of the community of KaliLinuxIn. KP believes Artificial Intelligence and Decentralized Blockchain technology will change the world in near future. He says he and his team are passionate about learning and spreading knowledge. KP: "Be nice to everyone you’ve ever received"

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Hey Hackers! Today we have Koushik Pal with us, an awesome cybersecurity expert, ethical hacker and tech guru from India. He is also the Founder and CEO of a well known website regarding cybersecurity.

First of all, a huge thank you to Mr. Koushik Pal to give us time, we are honored to welcome him in our interview.

He has been nominated in the following categories please do check out these award pages and vote:

  1. HackerNoon Contributor of the Year - CYBER-SECURITY: [AWARD PAGE]
  2. HackerNoon Contributor of the Year - HACKING: [AWARD PAGE]
  3. HackerNoon Contributor of the Year - OPEN-SOURCE [AWARD PAGE]
  4. HackerNoon Contributor of the Year - DATA-PRIVACY [AWARD PAGE]

Mr. Pal believes that the most exciting thing about technology is Ethical Hacking because of growing cybercrimes. Learn more about his thoughts and opinions on cybersecurity and his journey in the tech industry via the interview below.

1. What do you do and why do you do it?

We write cybersecurity articles. Not just for cybersecurity students - even normal people can easily understand our writing and keep themselves safe from cybercrime.

2. Tell us more about the things you create / write / manage / build!

We believe that learning is the most important thing in the world. We also follow “Knowledge should be Free

3. How did you end up on your current career path? Do you like it?

Frankly speaking, It’s not a career option for me and my team. It’s our passion. There are some things we didn’t know in cybersecurity but we need to teach people about it, so we learnt them. For us, it’s learning and spreading knowledge.

4. What tech are you most excited or passionate about right now and why?

We are very excited about Artificial Intelligence. It is really changing the world. Also, we are looking at Decentralized Blockchain technology. These things will surely change the world in near future.

5. What tech are you most worried about right now and why?

Artificial Intelligence and algorithms. We are not taking that they are bad. But people are. They can be misused easily. Brands (read Social Media giants) are really misusing these technologies. We feel worried about this. For more details, check out this article on HackerNoon.

6. If we gave you 10 million dollars to invest in something today, what would you invest in and why?

As we said we believe in the decentralized blockchain system, so our choice will be Bitcoin and Ethereum. We will donate 10% of the funds to open-source contributors.

7. What are you currently learning?

Currently, we are learning how cybercriminals play with victims’ brains and hack them using social engineering. Social Engineering may be a huge problem in the future because people are not aware of it. We are doing a deep analysis on it.

We are also learning Solidity to get a better understanding of DApps.

8. What’s the best advice you’ve ever given someone?

Learning should not be stopped. No matter how successful you are. If you think you know almost everything in your field then try something else.

9. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Be nice to everyone. I received this advice from my mother.

About HackerNoon’s 2021 Noonie Awards

The annual Noonie Awards celebrate the best and brightest of the tech industry, bringing together all who are making the Internet and the world of tech what it is today. Please be sure to check out our award categories, nominate, and vote for the people and companies who you think are making the biggest impact on the tech industry today.

The 2021 Noonies are sponsored by: bybit, Dottech Domains, and Avast. Thank you so much to these sponsors who are helping us celebrate the accomplishments of all our nominees.