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Ritesh Bhatia

Ritesh Bhatia, Cyber Security Expert

Ritesh Bhatia is a Cyber Crime Investigator, Cyber Security Expert and Data Privacy Consultant. He is well known for Cybercrime Prevention and Investigations and thus has been successful in solving many cases for corporates as well as law enforcement agencies. He was recently awarded THE BEST INDIVIDUAL IN CREATING CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS by The Computer Society of India. Ritesh has an experience of 16+ years in the cyber space and has secured over thousands of computers, servers and other devices in more than 20 types of industries.

He is the founder director of V4WEB - a top 25-company well known for creating secure websites and web applications.

He is on the board of many companies, serving as a Cyber Security Consultant and Auditor. He has been highly successful in securing systems and critical business information from cyber attacks. His key areas of interest include Protection of Sensitive Personal Data, Security Audits, Risk Assessment, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, New Age Cybercrimes, Ransomware, Dark Web and Cyber Forensics. His views on trending cybercrimes and cyber security have been published by many media houses. He frequently appears on national television channels which seek his opinions on the trending cyber crime issues.

Ritesh has been a very sought after speaker when it comes to creating awareness on cyber crimes, data privacy, cyber security and prevention. He has been a distinguished guest at many organisations such as RBI, Anti Narcotics Cell, Economic Offences Wing, where he spoke on new age cybercrimes, data privacy and dark web.

Ritesh has also founded an anti cyber bullying organisation called Cyber B.A.A.P. which stands for Cyber Bullying Awareness, Action and Prevention.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cybercrime Investigations

  • Cyber Security for SMEs

  • F.E.A.R Audits

  • Data Privacy and Protection

  • GDPR Compliance

  • Dark Net / Dark Web Research

  • Information Security Management System (ISO 27001)

  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

  • Cyber Security Awareness and Training


  • Carried out risk assessment and security management for medium and large companies

  • Assisted Mumbai police in solving several cases

  • Successfully solved more than 100 cyber crime cases

  • Implementation of 3-2-1 policy of data backup

  • System hardening

  • Conducted various workshops and trainings in Cyber security

Technical Certifications

  • Certified Privacy Lead Assessor - DSCI (Nasscom)

  • Data Privacy Professional - DSCI

  • ISO 27001:2013 Lead Implementer

  • Certified Ethical Hacker - EC Council, USA

  • Diploma in Cyber Law -Government Law College, Mumbai

  • Certified Cyber Forensics Analyst-Asian Law School

  • ISO 27001:2013 Lead Auditor-British Standards Institute (in progress)

  • Certified Cyber Security Professional- CDAC

  • Organizational Data Security Fundamentals- Cybrary

  • End User Security Awareness- Cybrary


  • Cybercrime Investigations

  • IT Security Audits

  • Implementing Information Security Management Systems (ISMS)

  • Digital Forensics

  • Cyber law consultancy

  • System hardening

  • Software Compliance and Dispute Resolution for Microsoft, Adobe, Autodesk and others

  • Infrastructure and Data Security

  • Source Code Review and Application Security

  • Cyber Security Awareness, Drills and Training

  • Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration testing

  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery


  • Conferred the award for The Best Individual For Creating Cyber Security Awareness by Computer Society of India on 7th October 2017 at CSI IT 2020 Conference

TV Shows

  • Official Cybercrime Investigator for MTV Troll police

TV Interviews - National ( - 72 Videos )

TV Interviews - International

Radio Interviews

  • Facebook Cambridge Analytica Issue

    22th March 2018
  • Wanna Cry Ransomware Prevention

    Rj Prerna - 17th May 2017
  • Wanna Cry Ransomware Awareness

Press - International

Press - National ( - As seen in newspaper | - Link to online article )

Seminars & Conferences

  • Keynote Speaker at Hackathon - IIT Delhi and spoke on DarkNet.

  • Moderated panel discussion on - Cyber Security and Data Privacy at Bank of India's SecuRisk 2018 event.

  • Plenary speaker at Sajag 2018 organised by SVVV, Indore. Spoke on Introduction to Darknet- The deadly and dangerous side of internet.

  • Speaker at Chakravyuh on - Ethical Hacking & Information Security at IIT Bombay on- 11th March 2018.

  • Panelist on 'Cyber Laws & Legislations- Where Does India Stand?' at the DynamicCISO conference held on 10th March 2018 in Hotel Westin, Mumbai.

  • Darknet/Darkweb Investigations- Speaker at CSI's Cyber Frauds, Investigations and Forensics Conference 2018.

  • Invited as a Special Resource Person to talk on New Age Cyber Crimes At Pillai's College for their One Day National Seminar on Building Knowledge Cities.

  • Cybercrimes for Bankers and Technology for Data Protection - Guest Speaker at a training for Senior Law Officers of State Bank of India, organised by and at National Judicial Academy (NJA), Bhopal - 29th Dec'17

  • Invited as a Panelist to talk on New Age Cyber Crimes and Investigations at a Cyber Security Mission to India led by Ms. Loretta Joseph of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission at BSE, Mumbai

  • Deep Web and Dark Web Threat Intelligence and Investigations - Speaker at Data Security and Cyber Security Symposium

  • Threat Intelligence Sharing - Panelist at Data Security and Cyber Security Symposium

  • Common cyber crimes with school children - Guest speaker at the Members of International Schools' Conference at Hotel Sea Princess, Mumbai .

  • Guest of Honour at New Horizon Insitutute of Technology and Management, Thane.

  • Compromising Citizens Privacy for National Interest - Panelist at The Policy Debate conducted by Government Law College.

  • Sensitive Personal Data or Information - Keynote Speaker at Infocomm India, Mumbai, 27th Sep'17

  • Dark Web - Speaker at Infocomm India, Mumbai, 26th Sep '17

  • Dark Web - Introduction to the dirty, deadly and disturbing side of internet. Keynote speaker at Defence Institute of Advanced Technology's Conference organised by DRDO, Ministry of Defence

  • Interpol World 2017 - Special Invitee for the Interpol World 2017 Congress held in Singapore, 4th to 7th July

  • 5 day Stay Safe Online Programme for children of Chhattisgarh State - Guest Speaker for UNICEF and Chhattisgarh Police, 21st June to 25th June, 2017

  • Understanding Private Sensitive Data or Information in the Indian Context - Speaker at BFSI Cyber Security Symposium, 16th June 2017, Mumbai

  • Cyber security situations while moving from Internet to IoT - Moderator of a Panel Discussion at the 3rd IoT Summit 2017 Conference, Mumbai  

  • Cyber Crime Awareness and Prevention - Guest Speaker at CSI-Infoconn 2016

  • Sensitive Personal Data or Information - Keynote Speaker at Infocomm India, Mumbai, 27th Sep'17

  • Dark Web - Speaker at Infocomm India, Mumbai, 26th Sep '17

Cyber Safety Awareness Campaigns

  • Talk given to the teachers of MRV School, Bandra on dealing with new age Cybercrimes and protection of students from the dangers of online world.

  • Interactive talk given to students of Ecole Mondiale, Juhu, Mumbai

  • Talk given to students of Singhad College of Commerce, Andheri on New age cyber crimes and prevention

  • Talk given to students of Mumbai University, Kalina Campus on New age cyber crimes and prevention

  • Darknet/Darkweb Investigations - Speaker at CSI's Cyber Frauds, Investigations and Forensics Conference 2018

  • Web Application and Data Security - A training given to the developers and IT professionals of SBI Mutual Fund, Mumbai for making secured web applications - 5th Dec, 17

  • New age cyber crimes in BFSI - A talk given to the management of SBI Mutual Funds, BKC - 4th Dec'17

  • Cyber Security for the Youth - A talk given to students of SIES College, Sion

  • Securing Businesses from Cyber Frauds - Talk given to Marathi Young Entrepreneurs and Constructors & Developers Association, Pune

  • Card Frauds & Prevention - A talk given to students of Mithibhai College

  • Being Safe in the Cyber Space - Invited and organised by FICCI Flo Pune Chapter at Taj Vivanta, Pune

  • Predators in the Cyber World - A talk given to the secondary students of MET Rishikul Vidyalaya, Bandra

  • Facebook Crimes and Prevention - Talk given at CSI, Mumbai Chapter

  • Staying Safe in the Cyber Space - A talk given to college students of SIA College, Dombivli

  • Securing Yourself in the Cyber Space - A talk given to the Department of Economics at Mumbai University

  • Cyber Crime Prevention and Data Privacy - Chief Guest and Speaker at the 44th Memorial Lecture held at Lala Lajpatrai College, Mumbai

  • Upcoming Cybercrimes of 2017 - A talk given to Economic Offence Wing (EOW), Mumbai

  • Protecting Businesses In the Cyber Space - A lecture to Small and Medium Business Owners at SP Jain School of Global Management

  • Hands On Workshop on Cybercrime Investigations and Prevention - Universal College of Engineering, Vasai

  • Digital Wallet Frauds - Training provided to Cyber Crime Cell, BKC

  • Techniques Used By New Age Cyber Criminals - A training session to Reserve Bank of India (RBI), BKC

  • How to Keep Children Safe in the Cyber Space - Talk to Parents of Arya Vidya Mandir (AVM) School, Juhu

  • Human Rights and Privacy in the Cyber Space - Guest Speaker at Mumbai University

  • New Age Cyber Crimes and Prevention - Guest Speaker at Swadeshi Manthan arranged by Swadeshi Jagran Manch in Association with ABVP

  • Cybercrime Awareness and Prevention - Orientation Lecture held for Faculty of Mumbai University

  • New Age Cyber Crimes and Prevention for Small and Medium Businesses - Guest Speaker at SP Jain Centre of Global Management

  • Cyber Security for Small and Medium Businesses - Special Talk at Council for Leather Exports

  • Cyber Crime Awareness and Prevention - Speaker, MET Rishikul Vidyalaya, Mumbai

  • Careers in Cyber Security - Guest Speaker at Lilavati Podar School, Mumbai

  • IT Act/Cyber Laws - Guest Speaker SP Jain Institute of Managment and Research

  • Dark Net -Anti Narcotics Cell, Mumbai


  • Information Systems Audit and Controls Association (ISACA)

  • Data Security Council of India

  • Computer Society of India