Life as a NAG
Vineet has always had an entrepreneurial bent, which was visible from the tender age of fourteen. Boasting of 17 years of extensive work experience in the cyber security domain, Vineet had his big break in the field when in 2003 he founded the National Anti-Hacking Group (NAG) – the first social organization to work against cyber crimes and cyber criminals. NAG is associated with over 10,000 cyber security experts.
Cyber Peace Foundation
In 2007, Vineet started with yet another unique venture – Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF), one of the world’s first organization to work in the field of cyber peace and security. Cyber Peace Foundation is an award-winning NGO and think tank of cybersecurity and policy experts incubated out of Jharkhand and having a global footprint. It was established with the core objective to work against cyber warfare and cybercrimes. CPF is involved in policy advocacy, research training related to all aspects of cyber security and cyber peace. Today, Vineet along with his diligent team, are successfully running this organization. He ensures that this organization not only works at the policy level, but also at the grass root level. His strong work ethic and dedication to the cause makes him a successful entrepreneur. Vineet continues to serve the nation through his prudent initiatives in the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape.
Vineet is a TEDx speaker and guest Instructor/Faculty at National Police Academy (Ministry of Home Affairs), Railway Staff College (Ministry of Railways), Jharkhand Judicial Academy (Government of Jharkhand), Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi (Ministry of HRD), Amity University Lucknow, State Bank of India Learning Centre (SBLC) and Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration (Govt of Gujarat).
At the age of 14, Founded and led Global Ethical Hackers Association (GEHA) and The National Anti-hacking Group (NAG), which was India’s first non-profit group to fight against cyber crimes and had 10,000+ ethical hackers. Also well known across the Nation as the “Youngest IT Security Guru, CEO & Social Entrepreneur” by the media and one of the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Systems administrators.
Founded Security Brigade, one of the fastest growing Indian IT Security Company with branches across India, Australia, Middle East, Pisa (Italy), UK & United States which he exited officially in 2012 and was recognised as one of World’s Top 5 student Entrepreneur (GSEA 2010, Kansas City)
With an intent to scale cyber security for netizens Internationally, the pillars of Cyber Peace Foundation was laid but officially launched amidst the world’s best cyber experts at ‘ISACA Security Conference’ hosted in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai in October 2013.
Received Bachelors and Masters in IT from Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Gangtok.
At the age of 22, Vineet Kumar served as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) & Head of the State Government agency, Cyber Defence Research Centre (CDRC) of Jharkhand Police, Government of Jharkhand. (The youngest ever in history)
Exceptional leadership capabilities led to him being selected as a Chevening Scholar (UK’s fully funded scholarship programme) for which he specialised in ‘Cyber Defence and Information Assurance’ from Cranfield University, UK.
Vineet is a member of various forums such as “Cyber Security Task Force of NASSCOM-DSCI” setup by the Hon. Prime Minister of India, Indian delegation to foreign countries and Member of the Advisory Council of Public Interest Registry (PIR), USA.
Vineet Kumar is an award winning serial social entrepreneur, social activist and a recipient of 7 International, 18 National, 13 State awards, most recently ‘Forbes 30 under 30 Asia Semi Finalist, class of 2018 for his work and contribution to the society