Failure is the truth of our life.
Someone takes this decision, then no whole life cries its cry.
We have many such faces in front of us. Who has seen many failures in his life
. But they did not accept everybody and success started chiming their steps
In a day and age when college cut-offs have sky rocketed and students try their best to achieve the highest possible percentages in school, this success story of a highscool dropout is a must read. A post shared on the Humans of Bombay Facebook page tells the inspiring story of Trishneet Arora who dropped out of school in class eight and went on to become a cyber-security expert. At 23, he runs his own company with offices in India and Dubai
Trishnit Arora, 23, who quit school, stopped becoming one of the youngest ethical cyber security experts in India. At the age of 19, in 2013, Trishneet established the TAC Security Solution, a Cyber Security Security Provider, with a mission to assess, solve, and reduce cyber security risks and challenges
TAC Security provides complete vulnerability assessment solutions, including the process of identifying, expanding, and prioritizing the vulnerabilities in network infrastructure. It provides networks, applications, and web security solutions for companies, banks, startups, governments and law enforcement agencies
Its existing customer portfolios include Reliance Industries Limited, Gujarat Police, Punjab Police, International Tractors Ltd (Sonalika), AMU, Avon Cycle, Ralson and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Who would have thought that an 11-year-old boy would take computer software and hardware so seriously? When Trishnett’s father bought him a computer, soon he discovered his hunger for technology while surfing and searching the web
In the post, Mr Arora talks about growing up with a love for gadgets and computers. “My father became worried when he saw me being on the computer for hours on end- he tried putting a password but by the end of the day I had figured out a way to bypass it. Eventually he moved from being annoyed to impressed and ended up buying me a new system,” he says on Facebook. Soon he became the go-to person for all computer-related issues for his neighbours.
Whenever his computer got crashed and was called for an expert, Trishneet closely monitored the repair and started looking for computer hardware. His first milestone was when he created the network for two computers
“Given that I was so consumed by this world of computers… I failed the 8th standard,” he says. “I just didn’t understand History and Geography,” he adds.
Seeing his love for computers, his parents allowed him to drop out of school to pursue his passion.
“I started with small projects – fixing computers and cleaning up software and at the age of 19, I received my first big cheque of 60,000 Rupees,” he says. He saved his money to ultimately start his own company.
Mr Arora describes himself as an ethical hacker who hacks people’s systems to point out flaws in their cyber security.
“I’m currently the IT advisor to the Punjab State and have held training sessions for the CBI, Punjab State and Crime Branch. Our clients vary from Reliance to government officials and we’ve recently expanded to have offices in 4 cities in India and 1 in Dubai,” he says.
But that’s not all. Mr Arora has some huge aspirations for himself. He hopes to soon build a billion dollar cyber security company
Trishneet then started sharing his learning by writing blogs, which later led him to penning books. He has written a few books on cyber security, ethical hacking and web defence, such as The Hacking Era
Trishneet failed in Class VIII and somehow completed Class X exams through correspondence. Thereafter, with a little guidance from friends who were pursuing BTech, Trishneet learnt a significant bit about cyber security
“I was always keen to understand more about computer hardware and software too. Practice makes a man perfect and that’s exactly what happened with me. I will not say I was perfect but playing with the hardware and software of the computers gave me the confidence that I can pursue this field for a career,” he says
Starting off as a trainer, Trishneet built a strong network in the first year by conducting training sessions at Indian Institute of Technology, GNAIMT, among others in Punjab, Gujarat, and Maharashtra. Gradually, he was introduced and referred to companies and government organisations that needed training for their employees in related departments on IT infrastructure and data security issues.
Trishneet has also written several books such as ‘Hacking Talk with Trishneet Arora,’ ‘The Hacking Era,’ and ‘Hacking With Smartphones.’ And he has recently started a new business initiative called TAC-CERT to help companies protect their online cloud data. “I am looking at expanding business in the U.S. and talks are on with venture capitalists,” he stated.
Although Trishneet met with success at an early age, he is still working hard on his BCA through correspondence, so as to complete his education
Now he is planning to take his business to the USA as he wanted to increase the turnover of his company to 2 Thousand Crore rupees. According to Trishneet, after getting failed in exams he got to know that studies don’t matter if you are passionate about something. Well, he is busy in his work and pursuing BCA (correspondence). He says never get dishearten because of the failures in life because failures make you learn how to proceed further.
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According to Ken Research, digitisation initiatives by government, increased online transactions and compliance-led deployment of security solutions in SME businesses are likely to boost cyber security market in India
With one of its flagship programmes, Digital India, the Government of India is on an aggressive drive to push the position of the country on the digital map. Recently, India and Russia signed a cyber-security agreement in the BRICS Summit in Goa. The agreement reportedly will see cooperation between the two countries on matters of cyber crime, defence and national security.
According to a Markets and Markets report, the cyber security market globally is estimated to grow from $122.45 billion in 2016 to $202.36 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 10.6 percent.
TAC Security has rolled out operations in UAE and will soon deploy Cyber Emergency Response Team (TAC-CERT) in London. Currently targeting financial institutions, corporate giants, telecom, startups, manufacturing units and automobiles, the startup plans to reach out to more than 300 corporate brands in India in the next one year. It will also expand operations to North America, Singapore and UK and is anticipating clocking revenue of more than a million dollars in the next fiscal year.