Reuben Paul is a popular name in the Cyber Security space. He is popular for a lot of reasons – his humor, his cyber security intelligence and most important of all, for the fact that he is just 8 years old!

This US-based child prodigy of Indian origin is a regular at top security conferences where he speaks about the need for developing cyber security skills in the current generation. These top event organizers jestingly call him ” chairperson” at the conferences where he lectures – not because he heads a company but because at 8 years of age, Reuben Paul, CEO and founder of Austin, Texas-based company Prudent Games, needs to stand on a chair to reach the microphone on top of the lectern.

Prudent Games, which makes games that combine educational content with fun, also had an App which shows children how to come up with secure passwords and another about the basics of Bruteforce attacks, which is used by hackers to, among other things, crack passwords.

Oh, and Reuben holds the title of being America’s youngest Kung-fu black belt.

It is exciting to see kids understand cyber security so well which is a clear sign that the CXOs of the world need to take this seriously too.