Chandigarh school dropout, now ethical hacker, makes to Forbes' list
Trishneet Arora, 25, has found a place in the Forbes' Asia list of '30 under 30'. A cybersecurity expert, Arora dropped out of school in 8th standard, then enrolled through distance education in 12th, and flunked even that. However, the Chandigarh boy was always intrigued by technology. At 19, he started his own company, and is also the author of 'The Hacking Era'.
Building a company that has clients like Reliance, CBI
Arora's company TAC Security, based in Mohali, Chandigarh, identifies loopholes in cyber-security of his clients, which includes Reliance, Ralco Tyres, and even the CBI. Recalling how he developed a love for computers, Arora said, "I was eight and I dismantled my father's computer and could not fix it. When my father took the computer to a mechanic, I accompanied him and observed the work."
Trishneet understands the risks of being a hacker
After successfully hacking his father's computer in 2007, Arora considered becoming an ethical hacker. He said, "It means that a person with right skills can hack into any bank and get millions of dollars but, remember, the next moment, he could also be behind bars."
Not the first feat for Trishneet, definitely won't be last
Before featuring in the Forbes '30 Under 30' list, Trishneet also made it to the list of '50 Most Influential Young Indians' by GQ Magazine. Among his investors are Vijay Kedia and IBM's former VP William May. Speaking to Humans of Bombay, Trishneet has said, "My dream is to build a billion-dollar Cyber Security company."