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Kumar Ritesh, Founder and CEO of CYFIRMA, Accepted into Forbes Technology Council

Published On : 2020-01-30
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Kumar Ritesh, Founder and CEO of CYFIRMA, Accepted into Forbes Technology Council

Forbes Technology Council is an Invitation-Only Community for World-Class CIOs, CTOs, and Technology Executives.

SINGAPORE & TOKYO, Japan–Kumar Ritesh, Founder and CEO of CYFIRMA, a predictive cyber-threat visibility and intelligence analytics platform company backed by Goldman Sachs and Zodius Capital, has been accepted into Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives.

Ritesh was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience, proven a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements.

He spent the first half of his career as the head of a cyber-intelligence agency, gaining first-hand cyber threats and risks insights on a global scale before transitioning into the commercial arena as a senior executive for multi-national corporations. Ritesh has a strong track record of developing successful cybersecurity strategies, products, policies, standards, and solutions, in addition to running complex cybersecurity programs.

He has developed prototypes for data loss prevention, social profile risk assessment, web content assessment management, intelligence-led cyber risk management, and adaptive cyber threat intelligence tools. He is also the co-inventor of several patented technologies.

“We are honoured to welcome Ritesh into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Technology Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”

As a member of the Council, Ritesh will collaborate with other industry leaders in the areas of digital transformation, organizational resiliency and cybersecurity. He will also work with a professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles on, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.

“Responsible and sustainable growth can only be achieved when government and business adopt resilient measures to create a safe space for commerce and communities to thrive. Cyber-attacks and security breaches will derail these growth plans. Organizations must utilize reliable cyber-intelligence to devise effective security strategies to protect people and assets,” said Ritesh. “CYFIRMA’s cyber threat intelligence platform provide real-time insights, threat visibility, and situational awareness so that proactive actions can be taken to prevent financial, infrastructural and reputational damage. Our predictive capability gives organizations deep insights that correlate data, providing valuable context to every threat, and increasing accuracy of threat alerts. I look forward to sharing our vision of building a safer society with all council members, Forbes readers and the wider business community.”


Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.

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