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.
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
Cybercrime Cases Investigated
Business Email Compromise Scams, CEO frauds, Man-In-The-Middle Attack
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
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.
10 MOST TRUSTED CYBER SECURITY COMPANIES IN 2017
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.
The "CYBER CRIME HELPLINE AWARD 2018"
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
Four TEDx Talks
Theatre / Drama
TV Interviews - National ( - 208 Videos )
TV Interviews - International
Radio and Podcasts
Trending CybercrimesRj Archana on Kasa Kay Mumbai - 2nd January 2020
FaceApp Security and Privacy IssueRj Abhilash - 17th July 2019
Facebook Cambridge Analytica Issue22nd March 2018
Wanna Cry Ransomware PreventionRj Prerna - 17th May 2017
Wanna Cry Ransomware AwarenessRj Suren - 16th May 2017
Press - Special Coverage
Cybercrime victims need immediate relief not advicePage1
Times of India - 26th June 2022
Guest Column - The Digital TrapPage1 | Page2
India Today Magazine - 11th November 2019
Troll Police: Meet the Mumbai Couple Taking on India's Cyber Bullies & Internet CriminalsThe Better India - 15th April 2019
How to Tame Online TrollsIndian Express - 27th January 2019
Press Articles - National ( - As seen in newspaper | - Link to online article )
Sorry for the inconvenience: How cross-border cyber attacks impact you directly
- Mid Day - 19th March 2023
Russian hackers broke into the data of hospitals, personnel and doctors
- Dainik Bhaskar - 18th March 2023
Threatening Calls, Money Gone: What Does One Do When Duped Online?
- Boom Live - 17th March 2023
Cyber crooks stole celebs' PAN details to get credit cards: How to safeguard yourself
- The Economic Times - 14th March 2023
Alleged HDFC Bank subsidiary data breach: The inside story
- CIO. Economic Times - 08th March 2023
Press Articles - International
15 - Insurance scams growing in Mumbai region
- Insurance Business - 09th November 2021
14 - Sweeping Pegasus Spyware is Expensive: Indian Cyber Investigator Urges Apple, Google to Take Action
- Sputnik News - 22th July 2021
13 - For lust and money: when online sexual encounters end in despair and death
- SCMP - 12th Jun 2021
12 - For lust and money: when online sexual encounters end in despair and death
- The Star - 12th Jun 2021
11 - Should we be afraid of TikTok?
- Channel News Asia - 21th November 2020
Testimonials (931 Reviews)
Ritesh Bhatia Sir, is a truely professional Cyber Security Consultant cum Investigator, His knowledge is excellent on the subject of Cyber Security Investigations. He made me actually comfortable, when I contacted him for one of my Cyber issue, He understand my entire issue in a very friendly behaviour & provide me the solutions for the same. He is very highly qualified in his field and very humble person. It was a satisfactory conversion with him and now I can feel relaxed. Thanks a lot Sir.
I have known & worked with Ritesh Bhatia for the past 20+ years. He is always eager to help, honest & a lovely person besides being very knowledgable in whatever field he chooses to be in. He has designed & maintained my websites & now that he is in cyber security he is very helpful in how to keep safe online. I am very impressed at his going from strength to strength.
Ritesh Bhatia is not only a renowned cybersecurity investigator but also an inspiring speaker who believes in taking everyone along. His knowledge and willingness to keep learning makes him an expert in his subject. Kudos!
Got to know Mr. Ritesh Bhatia at the time when I was going through major crisis. He helped me out in all possible ways and chased the case until end. His immense knowledge in cyber crime cases and the zeal to solve them is what sets him apart. Takes immense pride to see his contribution in reducing cyber trolls and making a difference to the society.
Ritesh Bhatia Sir, has been a great help to me with the issue I had. His knowledge is excellent on the subject of Cyber Security Investigations. He is One Stop Shop for all Cyber Security Investigations. He made it so easy for me to understand the entire issue & also the solutions available in Cyber Security investigations. He is Committed to his profession & has a very systematic approach towards the problem. He is Humble & No Nonsense Person when it comes to professional know-how. Ritesh Sir, it was a real honor getting to interact with such an highly qualified & knowledgeable cyber security professional.
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
Bank of India
Larsen and Toubro
Defence & Law Enforcement
Ministry of Home Affairs
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
Chattisgarh District Police
Mashreq Bank, UAE
Abu Dhabi Govt
Not For Profit Organisations
Mahrashtra Youth Entrepreneurs
KJ Somaiya College
Lilavati Podar School, Mumbai
SP Jain School of Global Management
Singhad College of Commerce
Universal College of Engineering
Shah and Anchor Kutchi Engineering College
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