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The Silicon Review Asia

“VIGILANTE HACKING: LUCIDEUS TECH”

The Silicon Review
December, 2019

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In the 21st century, information is more important than money. Earlier, people used to worry about their money or their property being stolen. Today, the worst crime that can be done to a person is not theft but being hacked. There is so much personal information circulating around the web that a single act of cyber theft/crime can expose the person’s information like, social securities, identities, bank information, sensitive data and sensitive pictures.

Well over one third of the population is connected over the World Wide Web and the increasing number of users also warrants in increase in the data being circulated online. With the increase in the data being shared around the web, there is an increase in the number and ability of hackers who are out there to steal the data available and exploit the loopholes available.

Delhi based Lucideus Tech does right to its name that has come to by combining ‘Lucifer’ meaning darkness and ‘Deus’ meaning ‘God of Light’. It strives to channel the power of hacking into the right direction using the right intentions and skill set. Lucideus starts by first scoping and application classification. It scans scheduling next followed by performing the actual scan. It makes a report of analytics and then starts patching the holes found in the network.

ETHICAL HACKING

It engages in ‘ethical hacking’ to help businesses safe guard them from being exposed to the malicious hackers. Globally, we’re moving towards collaborative technology called IOT; Internet of Things. It brings data, cloud computing, analytics and social media on a single platform. One of the major drawbacks of IOT is security.

Security Assessment Framework for Enterprise (SAFE)

SAFE is the main product developed by Lucideus in order to fight cyber-crime. It is an AI and ML backed platform to quantify, measure and mitigate enterprise wide cyber risks in real time. Lucideus is a dynamic and self- evolving enterprise cyber security and risk management platform that integrates with your existing IT Infrastructure and security tools deployed within your organisation to do real time assessments and provide one number (between 0 to 5), both at a macro (enterprise wide) and a micro (asset wise) level for the leadership teams to be able to visualise, track, and enhance their cyber risk posture.

Striking features about SAFE

  • SAFE enables the organization to have real-time assessments on their assets (Configuration Assessment).
  • Virtually simulate real hacks to find out your cyber defense posture against known hacks.
  • SAFE gives a real-time posture analysis against the global compliance frameworks being followed in your organization.
  • Easily remediate vulnerability and configuration controls following a change control process.
  • SAFE represents an entire organization's security posture.

Saket Modi, the CEO of Lucideus saw this as an opportunity to challenge the ever growing cyber market. Lucideus provides Cyber Security Consulting, Cyber Security Training and other security services. They serve a number of high profile clients like IBM, Microsoft, Cognizant, HCL, RBI, Indian Railways, KFC, Himalaya, and Pizza Hut among others.

 It has a strong team of people who are well versed with the challenges faced in the field of cyber security. Saket has also set up research and training labs in major IITs in order to train people in more than 200 colleges in India. Lucideus has been the recipient of the National Entrepreneurship Award in 2016 for the Best IT startup.

Formidable leader behind Lucideus’ success: Saket Modi, CEO

"Chance favours the Prepared'. Cyber security is not our core competency, it's the only competency that we have. Thus, we are prepared for the web revolution the world is going through and strive reaching a point where everybody wants to connect with us," says Saket Modi. He started off as a hacker, hacking into the school system in order to get the question paper for an exam for which he was caught. He ended up confessing to the teacher soon after and as he grew up, he realised that his hacking skills can be utilised in more constructive ways. Finally, at the age of 21, he set up Lucideus alongside Rahul Tyagi and Vidit Baxi. Saket eventually set up offices in New Delhi, Palo Alto, New York, Mumbai, Boston and Bangalore.

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