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Ritesh Bhatia

Ritesh Bhatia, Cyber Security Expert

Ritesh Bhatia is a well known Cybercrime Investigator and Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Consultant with an experience of 20 years in the cyberspace. He is a two 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, and many other regional newspapers . He frequently educates citizens of the latest in cybercrime on radio channels such as Radio Mirchi, Radio City, Big Fm, etc and also on national television channels such as NDTV, ET Now, Mirror Now, CNBC, Zee, Aaj Tak, NewsX, 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 atover 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.

Along with his partner, Nirali Bhatia who is a cyberpsychologist, Ritesh has formed an anti cyberbullying organisation called Cyber B.A.A.P. which stands for Cyber Bullying Awareness, Action and Prevention.

Services

  • 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

  • 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

Faculty

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

  • Visiting Faculty at Mumbai University, Kalina Campus

Awards

  • Zee Indian Telly Awards

    MTV Troll Police - Best Youth Show in Non Fiction Category

  • 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

TEDx Talk

  • TedX Talk on Youth and Obscenity for TedX Hyderabad


  • TedX Talk on The Unseen, Unheard and Unknown Cybercrimes

TV Shows

  • 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 ( - 137 Videos )

TV Interviews - International

Radio and Podcasts

Press - Special Coverage

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

Press Articles - International

Testimonials (343 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

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

Memberships

  • 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


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