Vineet Kumar was born in Ranchi, the capital city of the state of Jharkhand, to Vidya Roy, a housewife, and VK Roy, a Central government official. Despite being born in a small town in India, where IT penetration was extremely low, Vineet was highly passionate about technology and started working in the field of cyber security at a time when there were little to none job openings for cyber security experts. By 14, the media had labelled him “Youngest IT Security Guru, CEO & Social Entrepreneur”, and he went on to become one of the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Systems administrators. With the ever-increasing cybercrimes, Vineet wanted to expand the impact of his work, which led him to founding two pioneering initiatives towards establishing a sustainable peaceful cyberspace – the Global Association of Ethical hackers (GEHA) and the National Anti-Hacking Group (NAG).
Alumnus of Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK where he pursued a leadership course as a member of Future Leaders Connect 2017
Post-Graduation degree in ‘Cyber Defence and Information Assurance’ from Defence Academy of UK (Ministry of Defence) and Cranfield University on a fully funded ‘Chevening Scholarship’
Integrated course of Bachelors and Masters in IT Infrastructure (IT IMS) from Sikkim Manipal University of Technology, Gangtok.
Higher Senior Secondary Education from Army Public School, affiliated to CBSE; Science Stream
Alumnus of St. Thomas, affiliated to ICSE.
With the wave of cyber security gaining huge momentum globally, Vineet founded Security Brigade in July of 2006, with a mission to expand the bandwidth of his work, not just to netizens but corporates and government organisations as well. Security Brigade was established with the objective to provide cyber security services and was one of the fastest growing Indian IT security company with offices across India, Australia, Middle East, Pisa (Italy), UK & United States which he exited officially in 2012.