“The only secret to achieving dreams is to wake up and start working for it.”
When an opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. Entrepreneurs are those kinds who can carve their doors of success. They are a rare, now growing species known for walking through the forbidden doors of uncertainty and maximum risk. Trishneet Arora is one such rare person who is worth writing about. His journey as an Indian entrepreneur is inspiring and a success story from which others can learn.
Who is Trishneet Arora? Where does he come from? What are his achievements? Can be some of the questions that must have popped up in our head right now. So, let’s start from the beginning.
Trishneet Arora is a 27-year-old Indian entrepreneur, ethical hacker, and an author. He is the founder and CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of TAC Security Solutions, i.e., a cyber security-based company. His fondness for ethical hacking and cybersecurity has led him to write several books based on them and the web defense system. Owing to his extreme success in just his 20s, he received accolades from the community and is profoundly known as the Mark Zuckerberg of India. Some of his books are Hacking Talk with Trishneet Arora, The Hacking Era, and Hacking with Smart Phones.
Over the years so far, he has been bestowed with several awards and accolades. He was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 by the Entrepreneur magazine in Security Services Category. In the year 2018, he was featured in the Forbes list for Forbes 30 Under 30 2018. He followed it up by earning a place in the list of Fortune 40 Under 40 2019. Tac Security Solutions has been making constant progress and is expected to hit a net worth of $1 by 2025.
Born and brought up in Ludhiana, Punjab, India, Trishneet Arora comes from a middle-class family with no background in computer engineering. He never believed or liked the traditional and theoretical structure of school education. He even failed in the 8th Standard. As a result, his parents were never happy with his studies. He was only interested in technical knowledge of computers, and it eventually paid off for him. His technical knowledge became the key element that led him to cross milestone after milestone in his professional career.
Trishneet Arora had an apparent lack of interest in the traditional way of schooling and education; not much is known about his education and qualification. However, his thirst for learning new computer skills and techniques gradually fascinated him with ethical hacking. He credits several international books on computers and hacking that helped him with the knowledge to carve his path in the hacking and software security fields.
Trishneet Arora kick-started his career as a Tech Instructor. He conducted sessions at many places that helped make a good network for himself. After attaining some recognition, Trishneet received recommendations for joining both government organizations and private companies. In addition, he was providing training in IT infrastructure and data security issues.
His labor of dedication and commitment helped his astronomical rise to become a success story. Reliance Industries, Punjab Police, Gujarat Police, and even the Central Bureau of Investigation have become his clients. He even conducted training sessions with the Punjab and Gujarat Police officials as a part of investigating cybercrimes. Finally, at the age of 19, he launched his cybersecurity firm known and named it the TAC Security Solutions. A biographical film based on his life is even under the making of filmmaker Sunil Bohra. Renowned director Hansal Mehta is directing the movie, and the movie is expected to be released soon.
TAC Security Solutions is headquartered in Mumbai, India. Trishneet Arora founded this firm on 27th February 2013. The company mainly focuses on offering protection against data theft and network vulnerabilities to companies and corporations. It even provides vulnerability assessment and penetration testing services to evaluate the requirements of a corporation.
Currently, the company has four offices located across two countries and has Reliance Industries as one of its crucial clients. It raised the Pre-Series “A” funding from Vijay Kedia, an Indian Investor, in 2016. The company has even worked with Fortune 500 companies and is recognized as an Empanelled Cyber Security Auditor for the Union Government of India.
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A lone wolf by definition, a writer by heart, and a lost star with ambitions to light up the dark both inside and around me, sometimes by immersing myself into books or video games or traveling with a backpack to an uncertain destination believing that life is all about the choices we make and we don't.