Saket Modi

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Saket Modi
Saket Modi in 2014
Born Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Nationality Indian
Occupation CEO, Lucideus.
Known for Web Space Security and
Ethical Hacking

Saket Modi (ca. 1990/91[1]) is an Indian entrepreneur[2] and ethical hacker.[3][4][5] He is the co-founder and CEO of Lucideus Tech,[6][7][8] an online cyber security company[9][10] involved with securing government and enterprise digital setups.[1][11][12] He has been awarded the title of "Indian Ambassador of Cyber Security in Education" by the Chairman of All India Council for Technical Education at the National Education Awards 2013.[13] He has been referred to as the "Indian Firewall"[1] and is a frequent technology writer in the Indian media.[14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23] He was a part of Government of India's committee constituted in 2014 for preparation of vocational course for the new sector "Cyber Security" for National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) under Ministry of Human Resource Development's body All India Council for Technical Education.[24] He was also a part of the core team that developed a smartphone privacy app - UnHack.[25][26]

Saket was born and raised in Calcutta. He started programming at the age of 14.[27] In the year 2009, he joined the LNM Institute of Information Technology for Engineering as a Computer Science Major. Before starting Lucideus, Saket initiated his career by giving seminars and workshops on ethical hacking and cyber forensics across India.[28][29] His workshops gradually became popular, as a result of which he was invited to more than 100 colleges across the globe.[6] Some of the major Institutions who have hosted his workshops include IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, BITS Pilani, IIT Guwahati, Jadavpur University.[30][31][32] Saket has personally trained more than 5000 students on Cyber Security.[33] He is a regular speaker on various verticals of Information Security[34] & Entrepreneurship[35][36] at International Forums like Confederation of Indian Industry,[37][38] ASSOCHAM,[39] Data Security Council of India,[40] ISACA,[41] TiE,[42]TED (conference).[43]


  1. ^ a b c "Saket Modi, The 22 Yr Old Who Saves Govt Agencies From Deadly Hackers". SiliconIndia. 22 April 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "23-year-old Saket Modi talks about his cyber security firm Lucideus Tech". Live Mint. Feb 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ "CIO Hour: Understanding today's threat landscape in the IT ecosystem". Economic Times, CIO Hour. Feb 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ethical hacking as a career: tips to gear up for this option". NDTV. Apr 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ "From hacking his chemistry paper to being a cyber security expert: Saket Modi’s journey with Lucideus". May 31, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Top Management Team of Lucideus". 
  7. ^ "Saket Modi's Lucideus ensures your system is protected from threats that you did not even know existed". Forbes. November 1, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Apping it: What the tech-preneurs are fiddling with". The Entrepreneur Magazine. August 13, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Asian Cyber Security Start-Ups". Tech View Asia. January 10, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Lucideus set to grow into a billion dollar cyber security". CNBC TV 18. September 23, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Spinning his own web". DNA India. 1 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Delhi-based cyber security firm Lucideus battles hackers". The Economic Times. April 19, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Awardees for National Education Award 2013". April 19, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Are Free Messenger Services Really Safe To Share Private Information?". The Business Insider. November 27, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Securing one's credit card information online.". BBC. April 15, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Chrome is 5. And what a fantastic journey it's been". DNA India. August 27, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Hacking for Security". Business World. March 15, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Express Computer Magazine takes expert opinion from Lucideus in a story on Big Data". Express Computer. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  19. ^ "Google: Minor transgression or blatant invasion of privacy?". The Indian Republic. November 25, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Saket Modi talks about the Cyber Security Eco System in India". The Viewspaper. November 4, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Saket Modi cites details on Mobile Phone Privacy and SIM Card Hacking for Hindustan Times Daily". Hindustan Times. August 19, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Computers can suffer cyber attacks even when not in connected network". Financial Chronicle. July 14, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Saket Modi explaining attacks on SIM Cards on India TV". India TV. July 23, 2013. 
  24. ^ "AICTE Notice". 
  25. ^ "UnHack Home Page". 
  26. ^ "WWW - a Hackers Haven". Business World. 25 Jan 2015. Retrieved 25 Jan 2015. 
  27. ^ "Lessons from an ethical hacker". Money Indices. March 24, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Indian cybersecurity startup counts on being street smart, hands on". ZDNet. Retrieved April 26, 2013. 
  29. ^ "Careers for an Ethical Hacker". Ananda Bazar Patrika. Jan 27, 2013. 
  30. ^ "Feedback of IIT Delhi Students after workshop". 
  31. ^ "Feedback of IIT Bombay Students after workshop". 
  32. ^ "Feedback of IIT Guwahati Students after workshop". 
  33. ^ "Saket Modi explaining explains the impact of the rise of NextGen malware analysis within ethical hacking". The Education Times. May 27, 2013. 
  34. ^ "Why you need this guy more than you think". Inc.India. July 15, 2013. 
  35. ^ "3 Entrepreneurial guidelines where lot of people get misguided – Saket Modi". Brand Kahani. December 5, 2013. 
  36. ^ "Lucideus - Cyber Security Leader". Zip News. March 6, 2015. 
  37. ^ "CII Conference on Cyber Security Agenda". July 13, 2013. 
  38. ^ "'Ethical Hacker' Saket Modi Calls for Stronger Cyber Security Discussions". The Centre for Internet & Society. August 5, 2013. 
  39. ^ "ASSOCHAM Conference on Cyber Security Agenda". October 14, 2013. 
  40. ^ "Annual Information Security Summit". December 11, 2013. 
  41. ^ "ISACA India Conference Afenda". November 29, 2013. 
  42. ^ "TiE Smashup Event Speaker Videos". November 29, 2013. 
  43. ^ "TEDx Speaker List". January 12, 2014.