Saket Modi

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Saket Modi.
Saket hsbc talk.jpg
Saket giving a talk for HSBC on Secure Banking Technologies in October 2015
Born Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Nationality Indian
Occupation CEO, Lucideus.
Known for Web Space Security and
Ethical Hacking
Website lucideus.com/about-us/team/index.html

Saket Modi (ca. 1990/91[1]) is an Indian entrepreneur[2] and an ethical hacker.[3][4][5] He is the co-founder and CEO of Lucideus Tech,[6][7] an online cyber security company[8][9] that is involved in securing government and enterprise digital setups.[1][10][11] He led the team that developed the smartphone privacy app UnHack.[12][13][14] He is a frequent technology writer[15][16][17] in the Indian media.[18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26]

Early life[edit]

Saket was born and raised in Kolkata (Calcutta). In the year 2009, he joined the LNM Institute of Information Technology, for engineering as a computer science major. Before starting Lucideus in 2012, Saket initiated his career by giving seminars and workshops on ethical hacking and cyber forensics.[27][28][29] His workshops gradually became popular, as a result of which he was invited to over a hundred colleges across the globe.[30] Some of the major Institutions who have hosted his workshops include UIUC, IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, BITS Pilani, IIT Guwahati among others.[31]

Involvement with Government[edit]

Awards and Recognitions[edit]

Saket has been referred to as the "Indian Firewall"[1] in various media publications.

Year Name of Award or Honor Awarding Organization
2014 Indian Ambassador of Cyber Security in Education [35] Government of India
2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 [36] Forbes India
2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 [37] Forbes Asia
2016 India's 21 Young Guns [38] World Consulting and Research Corporation (WCRC)
2016 Yuva Ratna Award Marwari Yuva Manch
2016 20 under 26 [39] Vogue India
2016 35 under 35 [40] Entrepreneur (magazine)

Under Saket's leadership, Lucideus has also won several awards - the most prominent being the "Best IT Startup of India" at the National Entrepreneurship Awards 2016 organised by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India [41] and felicitated by Minister of Home Affairs (India), Sri Rajnath Singh.

He is a regular speaker on various subjects of information security[42] and entrepreneurship[43] at International Forums like Mobile World Congress,[44] CeBIT (Germany),[45][46] Forbes Under 30 Global Summit (Boston),[47] Confederation of Indian Industry,[48][49] Cyber Tech (Israel),[50] ASSOCHAM,[51] Data Security Council of India,[52] ISACA,[53] TiE,[54] TED (conference)[55] etc.

He has been invited to address the boards and leadership teams of multiple Fortune 500 companies including Citigroup, HSBC, Visa, McKinsey & Company among others.

References[edit]

  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. ^ "There may be a mole in your banking app". Live MINT. May 10, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Saket Modi's Lucideus ensures your system is protected from threats that you did not even know existed". Forbes. November 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Apping it: What the tech-preneurs are fiddling with". The Entrepreneur Magazine. August 13, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Asian Cyber Security Start-Ups". Tech View Asia. January 10, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Lucideus set to grow into a billion dollar cyber security". CNBC TV 18. September 23, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Spinning his own web". DNA India. 1 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "Delhi-based cyber security firm Lucideus battles hackers". The Economic Times. April 19, 2013. 
  12. ^ "CNBC: Tech Guru - Mobile Phone Hacks". CNBC. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "WWW - a Hackers Haven". Business World. 25 Jan 2015. Retrieved 25 Jan 2015. 
  14. ^ "The nation wants the smart hacker". Open Magazine. 24 Jul 2014. Retrieved 24 Jul 2014. 
  15. ^ "Engage technology security experts right from the beginning". The Economic Times. May 18, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Shield your personal data from prying apps on your phone and the Internet". The Economic Times. May 10, 2015. 
  17. ^ "How shell shock vulnerability affects your computer". The Economic Times. May 15, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Are Free Messenger Services Really Safe To Share Private Information?". The Business Insider. November 27, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Securing one's credit card information online". BBC. April 15, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Chrome is 5. And what a fantastic journey it's been". DNA India. August 27, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Hacking for Security". Business World. March 15, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Express Computer Magazine takes expert opinion from Lucideus in a story on Big Data" (PDF). Express Computer. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  23. ^ "Google: Minor transgression or blatant invasion of privacy?". The Indian Republic. November 25, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Saket Modi talks about the Cyber Security Eco System in India". The Viewspaper. November 4, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Saket Modi cites details on Mobile Phone Privacy and SIM Card Hacking for Hindustan Times Daily". Hindustan Times. August 19, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Computers can suffer cyber attacks even when not in connected network". Financial Chronicle. July 14, 2013. 
  27. ^ "FREE ETHICAL HACKING SEMINAR by Mr. Saket Modi – Heyevent.com". heyevent.com. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
  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. ^ "Top Management Team of Lucideus". 
  31. ^ "Saket Modi explaining explains the impact of the rise of NextGen malware analysis within ethical hacking". The Education Times. May 27, 2013. 
  32. ^ "AICTE Notice". 
  33. ^ "How Team Lucideus spent sleepless nights to make BHIM invincible". Jan 3, 2017. 
  34. ^ "BHIM app safer than mobile wallets, says e-security firm". Jan 8, 2017. 
  35. ^ "Awardees for National Education Award 2013" (PDF). April 19, 2013. 
  36. ^ "30 Under 30: Saket Modi - Hacking and securing the world wide web". Feb 19, 2016. 
  37. ^ "Meet The Asia 30 Under 30 Transforming Enterprise Technology". Feb 26, 2016. 
  38. ^ "Young Guns". June 26, 2016. 
  39. ^ "Meet the 20 people under the age of 26 you need to know about". Feb 7, 2017. 
  40. ^ "This Entrepreneur is a Password to Security". Feb 26, 2017. 
  41. ^ "National Entrepreneurship Awards 2016 Presented By Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh". Press Information Bureau (PIB). January 31, 2017. 
  42. ^ "Why you need this guy more than you think". Inc.India. July 15, 2013. 
  43. ^ "3 Entrepreneurial guidelines where lot of people get misguided – Saket Modi". Brand Kahani. December 5, 2013. 
  44. ^ "MWC Speaker List". June 22, 2016. 
  45. ^ "CeBIT Speaker List". March 24, 2015. 
  46. ^ "The Days of Mass Attack are Over". Fierce IT Security. 28 Mar 2015. Retrieved 28 Mar 2015. 
  47. ^ "Cybersecurity Expert Saket Modi Will Make You Afraid To Own A Smartphone". Oct 18, 2016. 
  48. ^ "CII Conference on Cyber Security Agenda" (PDF). July 13, 2013. 
  49. ^ "'Ethical Hacker' Saket Modi Calls for Stronger Cyber Security Discussions". The Centre for Internet & Society. August 5, 2013. 
  50. ^ "Cyber Tech Speaker List". March 25, 2015. 
  51. ^ "ASSOCHAM Conference on Cyber Security Agenda". October 14, 2013. 
  52. ^ "Annual Information Security Summit". December 11, 2013. 
  53. ^ "ISACA India Conference Afenda" (PDF). November 29, 2013. 
  54. ^ "TiE Smashup Event Speaker Videos". November 29, 2013. 
  55. ^ "TEDx Talks". May 19, 2014.