Meet The Team

Founded by Serial Cyber Security Entrepreneurs, Extremely Passionate Red Teamers & Security Researchers. The team has multiple patents in IT security and have broken the best of the cyber security products like McAfee, Microsoft Bit Locker, Sophos, AVG etc

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Our Story

One area where cyber attackers have an edge is that organizations test “some” of their assets “some of the time” whereas hackers are attacking all of the assets all of the time. That’s why we built a technology that continuously indexes and monitors the deep, dark & surface web to map out an organization’s digital attack surface including Shadow IT blind spots. The platform then automatically launches safe multi-stage attacks, mimicking a real attacker, to help identify attack paths before hackers do. The platform eliminates the need for multiple tools and significant manual effort while providing continuous and proactive security.

Founding Team

Bikash Barai

Bikash Barai

Co-founder & CEO

He is credited for several innovations in the domain of Network Security and Anti-Spam Technologies and has multiple patents in USPTO. Fortune recognized Bikash among India’s Top 40 Business Leaders under the age of 40 (Fortune 40-under-40).Bikash is also an active speaker and has spoken at various forums like TiE, RSA Conference USA, TEDx etc.

Earlier he co-founded iViZ – which got acquired by Cigital Inc. – Synopsys. iViZ was the first company in the world to take Ethical Hacking (or Penetration Testing) to the cloud.

Nilanjan De

Nilanjan De


His expertise is in Vulnerability Research and Exploitation Techniques, Network Security, Kernel Security, Cloud Security, Application Security etc. He has multiple patents in IT Security and has discovered multiple well known Zero Day vulnerabilities which are listed in CVE. He’s well-known in the security community and has published several exploits and advisories for the first time in the world. He and his team broke Microsoft Bitlocker’s encryption, McAfee Safeboot, Intel, HP Lenovo, Sophos and multiple other security products.Earlier he co-founded iViZ – which got acquired by Cigital Inc. – Synopsys. 

Priyanka Aash

Priyanka Aash


She is passionate about Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Marketing Strategy. She has, 10+ years experience in Strategy, Community Building & Inbound Marketing and through CISO Platform has earlier worked with marketing teams of IBM, VMware, F5 Networks, Barracuda Network, Checkpoint and more.

Earlier she co-founded CISO Platform- World’s 1st Online Platform for collaboration and knowledge sharing among senior information security executives.

Single Platform For Automated Recon & Multi Stage Attacks

Attack Surface Management (ASM)

FireCompass automatically discovers an organization’s ever-changing digital attack surface, including unknown exposed databases, cloud buckets, code leaks, exposed credentials, risky cloud assets, open ports, exposed pre-prod systems & more

Continuous Automated Red Teaming (CART)

FireCompass engine helps to launch multi-stage attacks, which includes network attacks, application attacks, and social engineering attacks, on the discovered digital surface to identify breach and attack paths before hackers do

Digital Footprinting & Shadow IT Discovery

FireCompass discovers & monitors your data, applications & services which are publicly exposed on the Internet, intentionally or unintentionally. The dashboard summarizes the high and low priority risks and recommends mitigation steps.

Investors & Advisors

Ed Adams

Ed Adams


CEO & President, Security Innovation

Currently CEO of Security Innovation. Ed is a Ponemon Institute Research Fellow, Privacy by Design Ambassador by the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Forbes Technology Council Member.

Som Pal Choudhury

Som Choudhury

Investor & Board Member

Board Member, Bharath Innovation Fund

Partner at Bharat Innovation Fund, focused on creating Deeptech and IP driven startups. Also Board Member of USISTEF, Advisor to IoT startups, co-founded India’s IoT ecosystem building thinktank, IoTForum and chairs India’s top IoT conference, IoTNext.

khiro mishra

Khiro Mishra


Former CEO , NTT Security America​

Currently the Global Head – Strategic Growth, Global Cybersecurity Business for NTT Ltd. An Experienced CEO in the cybersecurity industry. Handled global and diverse responsibilities in the ever-evolving IT industry. 

Phanindra Sama


Former CEO & Co founder Red Bus

Phanindra Sama is the founder and former CEO of India’s biggest online ticket booking platform & Pilani Soft Labs Pvt Ltd. Currently, he is the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) of Govt. of Telangana. and has become an Angel Investor and is connected with various other organizations.

About FireCompass

FireCompass is a SaaS platform for Continuous Automated Red Teaming (CART) and Attack Surface Management (ASM). FireCompass continuously indexes and monitors the deep, dark and surface webs using nation-state grade reconnaissance techniques. The platform automatically discovers an organization’s digital attack surface and launches multi-stage safe attacks, mimicking a real attacker, to help identify breach and attack paths that are otherwise missed out by conventional tools.

See your organization’s attack surface from a hacker’s viewpoint: Digital Attack Surface & Shadow IT, Exposed Database,Cloud buckets, Risky Ports, Misconfigured Infrastructure, Code Leads & more)