RANCHI: He is no more than 18. But at such young age Vineet Kumar is making headlines in IT, chosen for an award for his expertise in providing security shield against cyber hacking.
The CEO of National Anti-hacking Group (NAG), floated by himself one year back, will be honoured by the ‘IT People limited’, which had been honouring amateur experts for past three years, on January 18 at Mumbai’s Taj Hotel.
“I registered my company in 2006, and started catering to security needs of various IT sectors and educational institutions,” Kumar told while confirming the award news.
“Besides providing anti-hacking expertise, we make people aware of cyber security related matters in the wake of increased attacks on Indian web sites…We provide call-based service and have 20 dedicated IT experts across the globe,” the young IT entrepreneur explained.
Stating that his motto is to ensure world cyber security by creating awareness and to work for a social cause, Kumar plans to launch a ‘security brigade’, to work on penetration, pesting, source code audit and web application security.
“My Mumbai-based friend Yesh Kadakia and I have mooted the idea, which is in its initial stage,” Kumar, who is one of the youngest Microsoft certified systems engineer, systems administrator and database administrator, said.
Kumar, who also dabbles in web designing and had recently received the ‘young achiever award’ from cricket commentator Charu Sharma, said his new venture could increase cyber security.
“My company plans to expand operations with more innovative ideas,” Kumar, also one of the youngest Microsoft-certified and cleared online examinations with good grades in first attempt, said.
The Ranchi-based youngster, whose profile is in the ‘globalyouth.net’, said he had not received any financial assistance from either the central or state governments. “But I will carry on with my work,” he added.
Besides being feted by an organisation in Mumbai, Kumar is all set to visit China as leader of a group on invitation by ‘Indian Institute of Hardware Technology’, early next year.
“It’s a technology transfer programme. And I will be leading the group of seven-eight IT experts to China early next year,” Kumar, whose father V K Roy is a software engineer with a public sector, said.
The first semester student with Sikkim Manipal Unversity in IT, infrastructure management service, had finished his plus two from an Army school here when his talents first got notice