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Vineet Kumar Founder

Vineet Kumar is a serial Social Entrepreneur, Social activist, Founder and President of Cyber Peace Foundation. Cyber Peace Foundation, an award-winning NGO and global think tank of cyber security and policy experts based in Jharkhand, India, was formed with the vision of pioneering cyber peace initiatives to build collective resiliency against cybercrimes and global threats of cyber warfare. He has 17 years of experience in cyber security which started when he founded the National Anti-Hacking Group.

Vineet Kumar, the Founder and President of “Cyber Peace Foundation” having vast experience of 17 years in the cyber security domain had his humble beginning to his Serial Social Entrepreneur and Social Activist spree when he founded “National Anti-Hacking Group” which in the year 2003 was the first social organization to work against cyber criminals and cyber crime. NAG proudly boasts association of more than 10,000 cyber security experts from across globe. He stands to be the global pioneer of the concept of cyber peace amongst nations in the proliferating era of cyber warfare when cyber competency has become a competitive advantage for the nations.

Accreditation and Media presence started flowing at the tender age of 14 with him being quoted as “Youngest IT Security Guru, CEO & Social Entrepreneur” and continues till date with various feathers to his cap like the very prestigious “Chevening Scholarship by the British Government”, “International Visitor Leadership Programme(IVLP) by the United States Department of States” alongside 5 other International awards & honors.
17 National recognitions including, the eminent recognition of “National Youth Award 2014-15” bestowed upon by the Government of India, “Assocham Cyber Security Entrepreneur of the Year 2016”, “Top 100 CISO awards 2015, 2014 and 2017”, “InfoSec Maestros Awards 2014”, “National IT Excellence Award 2007-2008” , “Young Achiever Award 2008” , “Indian Cyber Warrior 2013” , “Civil Society Karmaveer Puraskaar 2014-15” , “Karmaveer Chakra 2008” , “Rediff.com’s Young Achiever from India” , “Protector of Nation’s data-DIGIT magazine, July 2006” and 13 other State awards & honors only goes on to add the enthusiasm he shares towards building national defense against the threat of cyber warfare.

With an enormous background and operational insights from having served at significant position of “Chief Technology Officer (CTO) & Head of the State Government agency, Cyber Defense Research Centre (CDRC) of Jharkhand Police, Government of Jharkhand”. He has received media recognition as well as international accolades and honors since the age of 14 for his entrepreneurial achievements. The apex bodies in the field of Business, governance, social sectors, educational bodies, aviation and bodies affiliated to International Organizations, United Nation Youth Assembly have all not only credited the contribution but also have also ceremonially recognized & awarded Vineet’s selfless effort. He continues to be at the forefront to ensure knowledge sharing among multi stakeholders of society through various International and National platforms such as TEDx, Trend Mico Executive Defense Summit, Internet Governance Forum, Ground Zero, BASIS, c0c0n etc. to name a few. He has also been part of Indian Government delegation to foreign countries.

In the capacity of member of various forums such as “Cyber Security Task Force of NASSCOM-DSCI” setup by the Hon. Prime Minister of India, “Expert Group on Cyber Security, AICTE, NCPCR Govt of India” and Member of the Advisory Council of Public Interest Registry, US among many others, Vineet continues to serve the nation through his prudent initiatives in the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape.

He is also the:

  • Advisory Council Member of Public Interest Registry, USA
  • Member of the Policy Working Group (Cyber Security Task Force) of NASSCOM-DSCI.
  • Member of the Expert Group on Cyber Security, AICTE, Govt of India.
  • Board Member, Advisor & coordinator (Cyber Security), Gujarat Technological University (GTU)
  • Advisor to Government agencies & universities
  • Certified Corporate Director and board member (Independent Director) of few companies & orgs

Recipient of 7 International, 17 National, 13 State awards & honors which includes:

International
  • International Visitor Leadership program (IVLP) on Cyber Security 2017, US Government, Department of States
  • Chevening Scholarship 2014, British Government
  • United Nation Youth Assembly’s Youth Achievement Award 2008
  • World’s Top 5 student Entrepreneur (GSEA 2010, Kansas City)
  • Paragon 100 fellowship (China)
  • Youth Awards for Community Contribution (England)
National
  • National Youth Award 2014-15, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India
  • Assocham Cyber Security Entrepreneur of the Year 2016
  • Top 100 CISO awards 2014, 2015 and 2017
  • Infosec Maestros Awards 2014
  • Special Mention, Social Media for Empowerment Awards, 2017
  • National IT Excellence Award 2007-2008
  • Young Achiever Award 2008
  • Indian Cyber Warrior 2013
  • Karmaveer Puraskaar 2014-2015 “Civil Society Karmaveer Puraskaar”
  • Karmaveer Chakra 2008
  • Rediff.com’s Young Acheiver from India
  • “Protector of Nation’s data”, DIGIT magazine, July 2006