The world’s leading information security publications have featured Pakistani security researcher, Rafay Baloch, as one of the top ethical hackers in 2014, putting the 21-year-old Karachiite on top of their lists, The Express Tribune learnt on Thursday. “Ethical hacking, which makes the information world more secure, is one way we [Pakistanis] can change our country’s negative perception in the world,” said Baloch. Checkmarx, a source code analysis company based out of Tel Aviv, Israel, recognized Baloch as one of the world’s top five ethical hackers who made the headlines in 2014 for exposing a serious vulnerability – a Same-Origin Policy (SOP) bypass – in Android’s Open Source Platform browser (versions older than 4.4). The recognition comes from a company that has, arguably, the best tool for Static Application Security Testing. Checkmarx was ranked number one for static analysis in “Critical Capabilities for Application Security Testing”, a 2014 report by the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, Gartner. Read the rest of this article here.