This 8 Year Old Cyber Security Expert & Entrepreneur Woos Security Experts In Delhi
When 8 year old Reuben Paul was invited to the podium to speak at Ground Zero Summit in Delhi yesterday, he was provided with a chair, because he couldn’t reach the microphone on top of the lectern.
No wonder, the delegates there named him the ‘Chair Person’ of the event.
Reuben Paul is a child prodigy – he is a Cyber Security expert, attending summits all across the globe, speaking on his expertise, and is the CEO and founder of his own gaming company in Texas, US: Prudent Games. As per the website, he is the lead designer and developer of the startup, and when he is not talking about computer security or developing gaming apps, “he is doing Kung Fu, Gymnastics, Swimming, Inline Hockey, or taking lessons in Music (Piano, Drums) and Art.”
Check out a quick intro of this little prodigy and be amazed.
His company creates educational apps for children, combining knowledge and fun. One of the recently developed application at Prudent Games teaches children how to create strong and secured passwords. Another application teaches the basics of Brute Force technique to children, which is one of the popular methods of hacking.
Currently, he is learning Swift programming language for iOS platform.
He was invited to speak at the Ground Zero Summit, which is Asia’s largest hackers and cyber security conference, which is currently happening in New Delhi. Some of the worlds most renowned and acclaimed cyber security experts and programmers have gathered for this summit, and they all listened with apt attention to 8 year old Reuben talking about computer security and its importance. Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh is one of the keynote speakers at the event.
His presentation, titled: “Developing ROOt-Kidz: The future of Cyber Security” was about the importance of cyber security, and why parents should learn to implement and teach their children basic cyber security paradigms for keeping their computers and laptops safe.
Demonstrating his skills and expertise, he showed the audience how easy it is to hack into any website or computer using click jacking and Java applet attacks.
After this presentation was over, he answered media questions like a professional, entertaining them with interesting stories about his life, and defending his profession of cyber security.
At 2 year old, he was declared America’s Most Beautiful Baby, and right now, he is the youngest Shaolin Do Kung Fu Black belt holder.
His father, Mano Paul is himself a cyber security expert and programmer, who speaks and trains professionals about hacking. When Reuben was 5 year old, his father was on a conference call with some clients, and he forgot few pointers related with the project, and was wondering what to say, when suddenly Reuben came up with missing pointers, and stunned his father. His training had started on that very day.
Mano Paul and his wife are originally from Tamil Nadu, and were working in Orissa till 2000, after which they migrated to USA. His mother Sangeetha, who is also an IT professional said, “He goes for swimming, gymnastics, piano and hockey lessons. He also plans to join cooking and basketball classes from next year,”. When asked about studies, she said, “He is an A-lister.”