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J&K’s Young Innovator Risheek Sharma Receives Honors in Cybercrime Research At FutureCrime Summit

Meet Risheek Sharma, 17, honored at FutureCrime Summit for his cybersecurity strides with J&K’s first startup, Hackers Pathshala



J&K's Young Innovator Risheek Sharma Receives Honors in Cybercrime Research At FutureCrime Summit

The FutureCrime Summit 2024, held on February 8-9 in New Delhi, was abuzz with the exchange of groundbreaking ideas and strategies to combat digital crime. The event saw the convergence of experts from across the globe, focused on forging a united front against the ever-growing threat of cybercrime.

A Beacon of Hope from Jammu and Kashmir

Among the distinguished attendees was Risheek Kumar Sharma, whose name has become synonymous with cybersecurity and innovation. At just 17, this Jammu and Kashmir based techie has already left an indelible mark on the field with the establishment of Hackers Pathshala, the region’s pioneering cybersecurity startup.

Recognizing Excellence in Cybersecurity Research

In a celebratory recognition of his contributions, Sharma was honored with the prestigious Excellence in FUTURECRIME RESEARCH award. This accolade is a testament to his profound impact on the cybersecurity landscape and his unyielding commitment to creating a hack-free nation.

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A Visionary’s Quest for a Safer Digital World

Risheek’s narrative is a compelling tale of ambition and purpose-driven action. Hackers Pathshala embodies his vision of transforming India’s cybersecurity infrastructure. His company’s mission is to demystify cybercrimes, address personal safety on the web, and provide valuable cybersecurity education to the masses.

Empowering the Protectors

Sharma’s dedication to knowledge dissemination is evident through his role as a trainer for IPS officers and DySP trainees at the Sher-e-Kashmir police academy. His expertise has also graced international stages, adding value to conferences like Seaside and nullcon.

From Orator to Author

Risheek’s contributions are not limited to speaking engagements; he is also an emerging author with an upcoming book aimed at enlightening readers on the nuances of cybersecurity.

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The Ethical Hacker’s Journey

Before his entrepreneurial journey with Hackers Pathshala, Sharma made a mark as an ethical hacker and educator at Digisafe India in Bangalore, nurturing a generation of innovators and responsible digital citizens.

Youth Leading the Cybersecurity Vanguard

Recognized as the youngest cybersecurity entrepreneur, Sharma’s story is a powerful illustration of how youth can drive significant change. His work in decrypting cybercrime and fortifying digital infrastructure is setting the stage for a safer tomorrow.

Charting the Path Forward

With a clear vision and unwavering resolve, Risheek Kumar Sharma isn’t just safeguarding our digital present; he’s actively shaping a secure digital future. As a role model, educator, and innovator, Sharma continues to inspire and lead in the fast-evolving domain of cybersecurity.

The FutureCrime Summit 2024 has not only highlighted the challenges we face in the digital age but also celebrated the individuals like Sharma who are dedicated to creating solutions for a safer online world.



Excellence in CYBER INITIATIVE Odisha Police
Excellence in CYBER LAW ENFORCEMENT Special Task Force (STF), UP Police
Excellence in CYBER POLICING Ankush Mishra, DSP, Uttarakhand Police
Excellence in CYBER STRATEGY Dr. J.M. Vyas, VC, National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU)
Dr. Gulshan Rai, Former NCSC
Dinesh O Bareja, COO – Open Security Alliance
Excellence in CYBER RISK MANAGEMENT Bharat Panchal, Discover Financial Services
Akshay Garkel, Partner & Leader – Cyber at Grant Thornton Bharat LLP
Excellence in CYBER LAW PRACTICE Dr. Karnika Seth, Advocate, Supreme Court of India
Excellence in ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH AIIDE Centre of Excellence, Noida
Excellence in CYBER CAPACITY BUILDING K. Venkatesh Murthy, Senior Director, DSCI
Moin Shaikh, Sales Director – India, TRINEXIA
Excellence in FORENSIC HARDWARE DEVELOPMENT eSec Forte Technologies
Excellence in CYBER RISK MITIGATION Smith Gonsalves, Director at CyberSmithSECURE
Excellence in FUTURECRIME RESEARCH Risheek Kumar, Founder, Hackers Pathshala
Saumay Srivastava, Threat Intelligence Researcher, OSINT Analyst
Abhirup Guha, Associate VP, TransAsia Soft Tech (INSURTECH)
Excellence in Ethical Hacking Naveen Singh
Excellence in ONLINE CHILD SAFETY PROGRAM Kaushalya World School
Excellence in CYBER FORENSIC RESEARCH IIMT Group of Colleges


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