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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


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.

Colin Firecompass

Colin Keating

Director of Sales

Colin has more than 20+ years of progressive experience in business and sales to our high-growth organization. Colin brings deep knowledge and understanding in Cybersecurity, SaaS and technology-enabled services growth and customer engagement.

Colin is responsible for Sales, Customer Success and Channels in North America.
Prior to joining FireCompass, he worked with Synack, RedSeal Networks and Arbor Networks driving new business and growing market share. Colin hold a BS in Business Administration from the University of Maine in Orono.


Arnab Chattopadhayay


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).

FireCompass Team

Nirmal Kumar

Vice President Sales

Nirmal has 20+ years of experience in the APAC region, exceled in driving business strategy, revenue growth, and client success within the Cyber Security domain. Managed key global customers across various industries, such as BFSI, IT, ITES, Healthcare, and Pharma. As a recognized thought leader, Guided CISOs and CROs through complex security challenges, providing tailored solutions. His expertise spans IT services, cybersecurity products, and services, with a proven track record in strategic planning, business transformation, sales management, and cybersecurity strategy.

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.

Priyanka Aash

Priyanka Aash


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.


Athera investors

Board Members & Advisors

Preetish Nijhawan

Investor & Board Member

Co-Founder & General Partner, Cervin

Preetish is a co-founder and partner at Cervin. Previously, he worked at McKinsey & Company, Neon, BMC, and iVita, an asset management software startup he co-founded. Preetish was also a co-founder of Akamai Technologies. He earned a BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the BITS, Pilani, India, an MS in Computer Engineering from USC, and an MBA from MIT Sloan.
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


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 External Attack Surface Management (EASM) that acts as an integral part of a good exposure management program. 

  • Single Platform for Attack Surface Management and Automated Penetration Testing & Red Team
  • Daily Risk Port Scanning & Adversary Emulation through multiple Attack Playbooks
  • Prioritized Risks with real-time alerts for faster detection and remediation

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