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Saket Modi
Born (1990-07-31) 31 July 1990 (age 29)
NationalityIndian
Alma materLakshmipat Singhania Academy,
LNM Institute of Information Technology
OccupationCEO and Co-founder of Lucideus
AwardsChampion of Change 2017
Websitewww.lucideus.com

Saket Modi (born 31st July 1990) is an entrepreneur.[1] He is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Lucideus, an enterprise cyber security platforms.[2][3] He has been featured in the 40 under 40 list of Fortune Magazine,[4][5] 35 under 35 list of Entrepreneur Magazine[6] and 30 under 30 list of Forbes Magazine.[7]

Early life[edit]

Saket was born and raised in Calcutta. Saket finished his schooling from Lakshmipat Singhania Academy and then earned his Bachelors in Technology majoring in Computer Science Engineering[1] from the LNM Institute of Information Technology in 2009.[8]

Saket is also a pianist and holds a degree from the Royal Schools of Music, London on the Grand Piano.[9][7]

He is an ethical hacker.[2] In his school days, he hacked into his school's IT system, gaining access to a chemistry question paper and that's when he realized that he could use his skills for social good.[8]

As an under-grad student, Saket used to carry out 2-day hands on workshops on ethical hacking at most of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).[7]

Career[edit]

In 2012, Saket Modi founded Lucideus with his friends Vidit Baxi and Rahul Tyagi.[8][5][10] They brought together a team of security professionals and started the company with the aim of providing cyber security services. In 2013, Lucideus opened its first office in New Delhi[8] and went on to open offices in Bombay, Bangalore, Boston, Palo Alto, New York.[11]

In 2017, under Saket's leadership, Lucideus was recognized as a Top IT start up in the country by the Government of India.[12][13]

Following year, Saket launched new product, Safe (Security Assessment Framework for Enterprise), which enables organizations to view the real-time status of its Cyber Security Risk Posture and Pro-actively monitor potential threats.[8][2][14]

Saket with his team have been involved in providing digital risk management services to multiple Fortune 500 companies across the globe. Over the past 3 years, Saket’s team has been responsible for the security assessment of the BHIM the application designed by National Payments Corporation of India and launched by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on 31st December 2016.[15][16][2][17]

Saket has been invited to speak on various subject of information security and entrepreneurship at International Forums like Mobile World Congress, CeBIT (Germany), Forbes under 30 Global Summit (Boston),[18] Confederation of Indian Industry, Cyber-Tech (Israel), ISACA, TiE, TED (conference), etc.[19][20][21]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • 2014: Awarded the title of “Indian Ambassador of Cyber Security in Education” at the National Education Awards 2013[1]
  • 2016: Featured in 30 Under 30 by Forbes Asia[1]
  • 2016: Featured in 30 Under 30 by Forbes India[7]
  • 2017: Featured in 20 Under 26 by Vogue Magazine in 2017[1]
  • 2017: Was listed by Business world as the BW Disrupt 40 Under 40 Achiever of the year[22]
  • 2018: Included in Fortune India's "40 under 40" list as India’s brightest young business minds[23]
  • 2019: Won "Entrepreneur of the Year" in Service business-CyberSecurity[24]
  • 2019: Featured in "40 under 40" in Fortune India[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "AMA with Saket Modi, CEO of Lucideus". Inc42. 7 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d Chaudhary, Deepti (26 October 2018). "Why John Chambers loves Saket Modi's Lucideus". Fortune India.
  3. ^ Sreedhar, Nitin (29 April 2017). "Be careful what you 'vish' for". Mint.
  4. ^ "In conversation with Saket Modi of Lucideus Tech". Fortune India.
  5. ^ a b c "40UNDER 40". Fortune India.
  6. ^ "A Password To Security - Saket Modi, 26, Founder, Lucideus TECH". Entrepreneur.
  7. ^ a b c d Dhamija, Anshul (18 February 2018). "30 Under 30: Saket Modi - Hacking and securing the world wide web". Forbes India.
  8. ^ a b c d e Balachandaran, Manu (26 April 2018). "Saket Modi: Hacking for the greater good". Forbes India.
  9. ^ "Delhi-based cyber security firm Lucideus battles hackers". The Economic Times. 19 April 2013.
  10. ^ "Budget 2019 For startups". Livemint. 5 July 2019.
  11. ^ "techcircle". Techcircle. 23 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Lucideus declared the best IT Startup by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship". The Economic Times. 31 January 2017.
  13. ^ "Lucideus bags best IT Startup of India award". Deccan Chronicle. 31 January 2017.
  14. ^ Sarkhel, Aritra (10 May 2017). "Lucideus launches SAFE platform to secure enterprises from cyber risks". The Economic Times.
  15. ^ "Saket Modi". The Economic Times. 5 March 2018.
  16. ^ "Saket Modi, the millennial who keeps your data on the BHIM app safe". Business Standard. 25 September 2018.
  17. ^ "NPCI hires cybersecurity consultants to protect systems". The Economic Times. 21 March 2017.
  18. ^ "Forbes Announces Expanded Lineup Of Speakers For Its Under 30 Summit". Forbes. 17 August 2017.
  19. ^ "WWW: The Hackers' Haven". Businessworld. 5 February 2015.
  20. ^ "Speakers 2016". Entrepreneur India.
  21. ^ "Meet Saket Modi". Simplylifeindia.
  22. ^ Dar, Vaishali (10 November 2017). "Running a Startup is One of the Most Simplest Things a Person Can Do". Business World.
  23. ^ "India's brightest young business minds". Fortune India.
  24. ^ "Entrepreneur of the Year in Service Business - CyberSecurity". Entrepreneur India.

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