Ritesh Bhatia is a well known Cybercrime Investigator and Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Consultant and has an experience of 20 years in the cyberspace. He is popularly known for his Cybercrime Investigations and has been successful in solving many cases for corporates, law enforcement agencies and individuals in India and abroad. His recent case on busting a whatsapp group that was circulating child pornography was well appreciated not just by the Indian police but also by Interpol. Ritesh also played the role of his real life self as cybercrime investigator in MTV's superhit show MTV Troll Police. He is the founder director of V4WEB - a top 25-company well known for creating secure web and mobile applications.
He is on the board of many companies, serving as a cyber security consultant and auditor. He has been instrumental in securing systems and critical business information from cyber attacks. His key areas of interest include Infrastructure and Data Protection, Security Audits, Risk Assessment, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, New Age Cybercrimes, Dark Web and Digital Forensics. His views on trending cybercrimes and cyber security have been published by many national publications including Times of India, Indian Express, Hindustan Times, DNA, Mumbai Mirror, Mid-day, The Week, Open Magazine and many other regional newspapers. He frequently appears on national television channels such as NDTV, Mirror NOW, CNBC, Zee, Aaj Tak, NewsX and many others which seek his opinions on the trending cyber crime issues. He has also been interviewed by international media houses such as BBC and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Ritesh has been a very sought after speaker to discuss issues related to new age cyber crimes, mobile security, data privacy, cyber security and prevention. He has been a distinguished speaker at many conferences and organisations such as RBI, Anti Narcotics Cell, Economic Offences Wing Indian Air Force, State Police, leading corporate houses, schools and colleges and many more where he spoke on new age cybercrimes, data privacy and dark web.
Along with hiw partner, Nirali Bhatia who is a cyberpsychologist, Ritesh has formed an anti cyber bullying organisation called Cyber B.A.A.P. which stands for Cyber Bullying Awareness, Action and Prevention.
Certified Privacy Lead Assessor
DSCI Data Privacy Professional
ISO 27001:2013 Lead Implementer
EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker
Diploma in Cyber Law -Government Law College, Mumbai
Certified Cyber Forensics Analyst
Darknet Research and Investigations
IT Security Audits
Implementing Information Security Management Systems (ISMS)
Cyber law consultancy
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
The "CYBER CRIME HELPLINE AWARD 2018" in the category Fortune Hunters of Digital India (Cybercrime Investigations) awarded by DTF Pune.
This award honours individuals and companies that demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership in Financial Fraud, Cyber Crime Investigation, Insurance, Risk Assessment, Computer Forensic, Legal, Compliance, Audit, Information Security, Technology, and Law Enforcement.
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 Interviews - National ( - 86 Videos )
TV Interviews - International
Press - National ( - As seen in newspaper | - Link to online article )
- The Asian Age - 03rd March 2019
EXCLUSIVE: French researcher claims 'biggest data leak' may have affected over 67 lakh Aadhaar users
- Mirror Now - 20th February 2019
'Sexist' Facebook search flummoxes users
- DNA India - 17th February 2019
'Fraudsters deposit money in Indian banks'
- Hindustan Times - 11th February 2019
Couple behind ‘Troll Police’ says there’s always a way to stand up to online bullies
- The Indian Express - 27th January 2019
Press - International
- Fraud Conference News - 08th March 2019
- CBC News - 30th October 2018
- The Nation - 27th September 2018
- Rappler - 26th September 2018
- Berlingske - 26th September 2018
Seminars & Conferences
International Speaker - "Challenges in Dark Web Investigations" at Fraud Conference Middle East, organised by ACFE and ADAA, Abu Dhabi
Keynote Speaker - "Dark Web" at Defence Institute of Advanced Technology's Conference organised by DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Pune
Guest Speaker - Cybercrimes for Bankers and Technology for Data Protection at National Judicial Academy (NJA), Bhopal
Keynote Speaker - "Sensitive Personal Data or Information" - at Infocomm India 2017, Mumbai
Speaker - "Darknet Threat Intelligence and Investigations" at Infosec Foundation's Global Infosec Summit, Kolkatta
Panelist - "Compromising Citizens Privacy for National Interest" at The Policy Debate conducted by Government Law College
Panelist - "Cyber Laws & Legislations-Where Does India Stand?" at the DynamicCISO conference, Hotel Westin, Mumbai
Cyber Safety Awareness Campaigns
Techniques Used By New Age Cyber Criminals - A training session to Reserve Bank of India (RBI), BKC
Web Application and Data Security - Training given to the developers and IT professionals of SBI Mutual Fund, Mumbai for making secured web applications
Being Safe in the Cyber Space - Talk given to members of FICCI Flo Pune Chapter at Taj Vivanta, Pune
Protecting Businesses In the Cyber Space - Guest Lecture to Small and Medium Business Owners at SP Jain School of Global Management
New Age Cybercrimes and Online Protection of Children - Interactive talk given to students of Ecole Mondiale, Juhu, Mumbai
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Federation of Data Privacy Professionals of India
Data Security Council of India
Computer Society of India
Council For Fair Business Practices
- KINDLY DO NOT CONTACT ME FOR CYBER SPYING, CYBER STALKING OR HACKING RELATED ACTIVITIES.