Saket Modi, 28, CEO & Co-Founder of Lucideus, shares how he realized that his skills of hacking could be utilized for constructive endeavours with Brainfeed Higher Education Plus
Q. What was the purpose behind starting an enterprise of Cyber Security?
I started Lucideus while in the fourth year of college. Along with Vidit Baxi and Rahul Tyagi, Lucideus was set up in 2012, incubated at IIT Bombay’s startup incubator. The name Lucideus is derived from Lucifer (Satan) and Deus (God) as we are in the business of hacking for good. We figured out that why large companies are suffering from a data breach as there was an issue at the approach level and they didn’t take a bottom’s up approach for security, which was not thought by design. We at Lucideus today are securing over 200 clients across sectors globally while growing revenues in triple digits continuously for almost half a decade now.
Q. What are the different services that Lucideus offers to its customers?
We offer services like: Cyber Security Assessment Services and SAFE platform
Q. What are the brands that trust your cyber competence?
With over 200 customers, Lucideus today secures over 11 percent of India’s urban GDP. Some names in its customer list include:
|Financial Institutions||ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, etc|
|E-Commerce, Retail, D2H, Services, and Tech||KFC, Pizza Hut, Naukri.com, etc|
|Airports & Aviation||Delhi Airport (GMR), Mumbai Airport (GVK), etc|
|Conglomerates||TATA Group, Adani Group, etc|
|Manufacturing & Infrastructure||Havells, Pidilite, etc|
Q. What are the different training courses offered to the students?
The certification offered by us is Lucideus Certified Cyber Security Professionals (LCSP). We have the highest rating received by any cyber security course / company till date. We have collaborated with Bannari Amaan Institute of Technology, Delhi University, Ansal University and Technion.
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Q. What advice would you like to give the budding entrepreneurs?
Any young entrepreneur today has access to knowledge through the internet, about what the best are doing and then creating a roadmap on how first to get there. To achieve this you have to work hard – recruit people smarter than you, attract the right – investors and customers; build a product, get the best advisors and so on. Be the best in whatever you are doing.