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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

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.

Meet Our Team

Bikash Barai

Bikash Barai

CEO

Bikash 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 founded iViZ an IDG Ventures-backed company that was later acquired by Cigital and now Synopsys. iViZ was the first company in the world to take Ethical Hacking (or Penetration Testing) to the cloud.

Eric Gaeta

Eric Gaeta

Director of Sales

Eric has over 15 years of sales experience with extensive experience defining growth strategies, building/optimizing pipeline and providing a proven multi-channel prospecting process.  He is a passionate security evangelist and helps to define the GTM strategies, Identify Target Verticals, Ideal Customer Profile, and increase sales motion that evangelizes folks involved in cyber security & risk.

Eric most recently worked with Horizon3.ai as the GTM Leader. Prior to that he worked with XMCyber, vArmour, Logtrust (Acquired now DEVO), Tegile Systems & many more.

Brett Gordon​

Brett Gordon

Director of Solution Engineering

Brett has over 20 years of pre-sales and sales experience in selling cyber security. He holds, or have held, the CISSP, Security+, CCNA(Cisco), MCSE, GCFW(SANS FW), CCA(Citrix) and CCSE(Checkpoint) certifications. His background goes from the desktop to the network and has successfully sold very complicated software solutions.

Brett most recently worked with Panaseer as the director of sales engineering. Prior to that he worked with Expanse Inc. (formerly Qadium), Ericom Software, Avecto, VMware, AppSense & many more.

arnab

Arnab Chattopadhayay

CTO

Arnab’s expertise lie in providing solutions to complex problems in the area of IT Security. He has 23+ years of experience in leadership roles at large organisations like British Telecom, Tech Mahindra, iViZ (part of Synopsys), Metric Stream, Capgemini, IBM & more.

Arnab was one of the key members to have worked in the BT21CN, one of the largest transformation project in the telecom world aimed at complete transformation of BT’s telecom network to Next Generation Network (NGN).

Jitendra Chauhan

Jitendra Chauhan

Head of
Research

Jitendra has over 16+ years of experience in the Information Security Industry in key areas such as Building and Managing Highly Scalable Platforms, Red Teaming, Penetration Testing, and SIEM. He holds multiple patents in Information Security. He loves to visualize problems, solutions and ideas. He is very strong with modelling and inductive learning (he can mentally make math models based on few examples). He is very passionate about machine learning and its applications, Cyber Security and Micro Services.

Dhruva Kadapa

Dhruva
Kadaba

VP Of Engineering

Dhruva has, 25+ years of experience in leadership roles in IT Security. He most recently headed the engineering team as AVP Engineering at MetricStream.

He loves to solve complex problems in IT Security and Risk domain and hunts for challenging work. In many of the past companies he has built his tea from the scratch.
Earlier he worked with Misys, Infosys Technologies Ltd, iGATE Global Solutions & more.

Priyanka Aash

Priyanka Aash

Head of Marketing

Priyanka 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. Priyanka is passionate about Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Marketing Strategy.

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

Ashok

Ashok Kavichandran

DIRECTOR APAC & ME​

Ashok has over 20+ years of extensive experience across Information Technology and Cyber Security and managed roles cutting across Sales, Pre-sales and Channel Management.

Prior to joining FireCompass, he worked with Wipro, IBM and Checkpoint in managing business across APAC driving new initiatives, building coalition to support business growth, implementing changes to drive performance and increase market share for the Organisation.

Nilanjan De

Nilanjan De​

TECHNOLOGY ADVISOR

Nilanjan has expertise in Vulnerability Research & Exploitation Techniques, Network Security, Cloud Security, Application Security etc. Nilanjan is well-known in the security community and has multiple patents in IT Security and has discovered multiple well known Zero Day vulnerabilities. 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. 

Investors

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bharat innovation fund

Board Members & Advisors

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.

Rutvik Doshi

Investor & Board Member

Managing Director at Athera Venture Partners (Formerly Inventus India)

Rutvik refers to himself as an “Accidental Venture Capitalist”, coming from a Product management & Software Engineering background. He’s an IIT Kharagpur alumni and later did his MBA from INSEAD. During his early career, he worked at Broadcom Inc. & Google.

Ed Adams

Ed Adams

Advisor

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.
khiro mishra

Khiro Mishra

Investor & Advisor

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.

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.

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)