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Ritesh Bhatia

Ritesh Bhatia, Cyber Security Expert

Ritesh Bhatia, founder of V4WEB Cybersecurity, is a well known Cybercrime Investigator and Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Consultant with an experience of 20 years in the cyberspace. He is a four time TEDx speaker and a Certified Fraud Examiner from ACFE, USA, and is popularly known for his cybercrime Investigations. He has been successful in solving many cases for large corporates, organisations, law enforcement agencies, celebrities, and individuals in India as well as abroad. One of his most successful cases on busting a WhatsApp group that was circulating child sexual abusive material was well appreciated not just by the Indian police but also by Interpol. Ritesh also played the role of his real-life self as a cybercrime investigator in MTV's award-winning show - MTV Troll Police.

He is on the board of many companies, serving as a cybersecurity consultant and auditor. He has been instrumental in securing systems and critical business information from cyber attacks. His key areas of interest include Cybercrime Investigations, Infrastructure and Data Protection, Security Audits, Risk Assessment, Business Continuity, New Age Cybercrimes, Dark Web and Digital Forensics. His views on trending cybercrimes and cybersecurity have been published by many national publications including Times of India, Indian Express, Hindustan Times, DNA, Mumbai Mirror, Mid-day, The Week, Open Magazine, Business Standard, Dainik Bhaskar and many other regional newspapers . He frequently educates citizens of the latest in cybercrimes on national television channels such as NDTV, ET Now, Mirror Now, CNBC, Zee, Aaj Tak, NewsX, India Ahead, etc and radio channels such as Radio Mirchi, Radio City, Big Fm, Spotify, etc. 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, the dark web, mobile security, data privacy, cybersecurity, and prevention. He has also been a distinguished speaker at over 100 national and international conferences. He is a well-known trainer and has trained employees of many small and large organisations including RBI, Anti Narcotics Cell, Economic Offences Wing, Indian Air Force, State Police, leading corporate houses, national and international banks, schools and colleges. Some of his well-known clients include SBI, TransUnion Cibil, Mashreq Bank, Larsen and Toubro, Future Group, Reliance Industries, Canara Robeco, ITC, Byjus, Asian Paints and many more.

The popular cyber couple, Ritesh and Nirali Bhatia (a well renowned cyberpsychologist) has formed an anti cyberbullying organisation called Cyber B.A.A.P. which stands for Cyber Bullying Awareness, Action and Prevention.

He was recently felicitated by the Hon. Governor of Maharashtra for supporting the women tribals of Palghar District, Maharashtra.


  • Cybercrime Investigations

  • Darknet Research and 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

Cybercrime Cases Investigated

  • Business Email Compromise Scams, CEO frauds, Man-In-The-Middle Attack

  • Ransomware, Phishing

  • Identity Theft, Spoofing

  • Data Theft, Source Code Theft

  • Sextortion, Revenge Pornography, Romance Frauds, Sextortion Scams

  • Digital Wallet Frauds, OLX Scams

  • Child Sexual Abuse Material

  • Cyberbullying, Cyber Harassment

  • Website Attacks, SQL injection, Cross Site Scripting, Domain Squatting

Technical Certifications

  • Certified Fraud Examiner - ACFE, USA

  • Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator - EC Council

  • Certified Cyber Forensics Analyst

  • Certified Ethical Hacker - EC Council

  • Diploma in Cyber Law - Government Law College, Mumbai

  • Certified Privacy Lead Assessor - DSCI

  • Data Privacy Professional - DSCI

  • ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Lead Auditor

  • ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Lead Implementer


  • Visiting Faculty at SP Jain School of Global Management - Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore and Sydney

  • Industry Representative - Departmental (Cybersecurity) Advisory Board of Shah & Anchor Kutchhi Engineering College, Mumbai

  • Visiting Faculty at Mumbai University, Kalina Campus


  • Zee Indian Telly Awards - MTV Troll Police

    Best Youth Show in Non Fiction Category

  • 20 Most Trusted Cybersecurity Companies in India

    Honoured under "20 most trusted Cybersecurity companies in India" by The Global Hues for the incredible contribution in the Cybersecurity sector

  • Top 25 Web Design & Development Companies

    Recognized by Silicon India
    An annual listing of the top. 25 Web design and development service providers who demonstrate vendor maturity and are in the forefront of offering the best web apps thereby impacting the marketplace.


    Recognized by Insights Success magazine.
    An annual listing of "The 10 Most Trusted Cyber Security Companies in 2017" which are serving advanced and ingenious solutions to help the businesses save their confidential information at this challenging juncture of cyber threats.


    Awarded in the category Fortune Hunters of Digital India (Cybercrime Investigations) 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.

  • The Best Individual For Creating Cyber Security Awareness

    Conferred the award by Computer Society of India on 7th October 2017 at CSI IT 2020 Conference

  • Cyber Soldier 2021

    Certificate of Recognition received from CyberFrat

  • Outstanding Personality in Cyber Security

    Recived this recognition from Computer Society of India, Mumbai chapter on 26th May 2023.

Four TEDx Talks

  • Fourth TEDx Talk on Unsubscribe To Social Media Trials at TEDx Hyderabad

  • Third TEDx talk on Bridging The Digital Generation Gap at TEDxYouth@CNMS

  • Second TEDx Talk on Youth and Obscenity for TEDx Hyderabad

  • First TEDx Talk on The Unseen, Unheard and Unknown Cybercrimes

DLC Talks

  • DLC Talks on Why to Share Passwords with Family?


  • Cybecrime advisor for the movie Heropanti 2 starring Tiger Shroff and Nawazuddin Siddiqui as hackers, directed by Ahmed Khan, written by Rajat Arora and produced by Nadiadwala Grandsons

TV Shows

  • Expert Appearance on Money Mafia - Thugs of Drugs. Season 3, Episode 3. Disocvery Plus

  • Official Cybercrime Investigator for MTV Troll police

  • Guest expert with actress Sonakshi Sinha and Special IG, Dr Pratap, in Mission Josh's campaign - Full stop to cyber bullying.

Theatre / Drama

  • Cybercrime investigations consultant for the super hit Gujarati drama Jaanta Ajaanta which is based on revenge pornography

TV Interviews - National ( - 251 Videos )

TV Interviews - International

Radio and Podcasts

Press - Special Coverage

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

Testimonials (1048 Reviews)

Seminars & Conferences

  • Panelist - "Real life case studies on online harassment of women: Cyber bullies and Cyber criminals" at a seminar organised by United Nations and DSCI, New Delhi

  • International Speaker - - "Challenges in Dark Web Investigations" at Fraud Conference Middle East, organised by ACFE and ADAA, Abu Dhabi

  • Panelist - "Cybersecurity - From Indo-Israel perspective" organised by the Consulate General of Israel in association with Maharashtra Cyber

  • Guest Speaker - "Darknet Threat Intelligence and Investigations" at an in-house event organised by Larsen & Toubro, Mumbai

  • Panelist - "AI based cybercrimes and security" at a seminar organised by ISACA Mumbai Chapter

  • 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

Awareness and Training

Corporate Trainings

  • HDFC Ltd.

  • Canara Robeco

  • SBI

  • Cibil Transunion

  • Mashreq Bank

  • ICICI Lombard

  • Bank of India

  • Barclays

  • Orleikon

  • Tamboli Castings

  • Blossom Industries

  • Khemani Group

  • Larsen and Toubro

Defence & Law Enforcement

  • Ministry of Home Affairs

  • Indian Navy

  • Indian Naval Academy

  • Indian Air Force

  • National Judicial Academy

  • Sri Lankan Police

  • North Eastern Police Academy (NEPA)

  • Central Academy for Police Training

  • Economic Offences Wing, Mumbai

  • Anti Narcotics Cell, Mumbai

  • Crime Branch

  • Maharashtra Cyber

  • Maharashtra Police

  • Chattisgarh District Police


  • Mashreq Bank, UAE

  • Dubai Govt

  • Abu Dhabi Govt

  • Cyprus Govt

  • ACFE

Not For Profit Organisations

  • Lions Club

  • Rotary Club

  • Ficci Flo

  • UN Women

  • UNCIEF India

  • IAPP, Pune

  • CFBP

  • Mahrashtra Youth Entrepreneurs

  • ABVP


  • CSI


  • Amity University

  • Ecole Mondiale

  • IIT Delhi

  • IIT Mumbai

  • KJ Somaiya College

  • Mumbai University

  • Sophia's

  • Master Union


  • Chetana College

  • Lala College


  • Lilavati Podar School, Mumbai

  • Bhavan’s SPJIMR

  • SP Jain School of Global Management


  • COEP, Pune

  • MET Mumbai

  • SNDT

  • Xavier’s College

  • SIES

  • SVVV, Indore

  • Singhad College of Commerce


  • SIA College

  • Universal College of Engineering

  • AVM, Juhu

  • Shah and Anchor Kutchi Engineering College

  • DY Patil


  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

  • Della Leaders Club - Honorary Committee Member of Global Security and Cybersecurity Committee

  • Federation of Data Privacy Professionals of India

  • Data Security Council of India

  • Computer Society of India


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