CHANDIGARH: When Trishneet Arora flunked Class VIII, little did anyone know that he would make his entry into the prestigious ‘Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018’ list, 11 years down the line.
At the young age of 24, Chandigarh-based Arora is far from an ordinary young man amidst his professional degree course, vying for campus placements. Instead, Arora, an internationally recognised ethical hacker, helming a multi-dollar business venture TAC Security that provides cyber security services to heavyweight corporates, law enforcement agencies and banks employs around 45 youngsters.
Speaking to The Sunday Standard, Arora, says: “I was 19 when I started my company and now it has been five years. It was difficult in the beginning to convince the clients about our services — a major drawback was my definitely my age as everyone took me lightly. “TAC Security has a swanky office in Mohali where the average age of the staff is 25 years. The firm also has an office in New York.
Arora, who began assembling computers at the age of eight, learned computer networking in Ludhiana— his home town and then gradually build interest in hacking.
Arora also has plans to get his company listed on NASDAQ (US Stock Exchange) by 2020. He says, “In the near future, a few prominent names from the industry will join our board. I met Susana Martinez, governor of New Mexico, to discuss about beginning setting up operations in New Mexico,’’ says Arora who wants to follow the footsteps of Bill Gates who founded Microsoft in 1975 in Albuquerque, New Mexcio.
TAC security is responsible for security assessment of Unified Payment Interface (UPI) regulated by Reserve Bank of India (RBI). UPI is the key part of digital India campaign launched by the PM Narendra Modi. Besides, last year, TAC security employees had spent sleepless nights securing the official website of Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer during the Assembly elections in the state. Also on his client list are Bharti Airtel, National Payment Corporation of India, CBI etc.