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Former IBM Security Executive Rakesh Kharwal Joins Cyberbit

Cyberbit Ltd., the market leading provider of Cyber Range training and simulation platforms, and one of the only providers of integrated detection and response products across IT and OT Networks, announced that former Country Manager for IBM Security Software, India/South Asia, Rakesh Kharwal, will take the helm of Cyberbit’s rapidly expanding operations in the region as Managing Director, India/South Asia and ASEAN.

Rakesh has a track record spanning over 25 years in the IT industry with over 15 years in the cybersecurity space with stints at Microsoft, McAfee and most recently he served as India/South Asia Country Manager for IBM Security Software where he was instrumental in helping Governments & corporates improve their cyber security posture with better orchestration and automation of their security detection and response capabilities. Kharwal will take the reigns of an already established sales, marketing and support teams serving customers across India and Southeast Asia.

“We extend a warm welcome to Rakesh and are excited to have such an excellent leader to drive strategic engagements to improve the cyber security posture of all sectors in this important region,” said Adi Dar, Cyberbit CEO. “India is a key focus market for Cyberbit and our commitment to the Indian market motivated the decision to establish APAC headquarters in New Delhi NCR.”

“Cyberbit has proven technology that perfectly addresses several leading cybersecurity issues; like bridging the cyber skill gap through the industry leading simulated learning platform, monitoring threats across both IT & OT networks or helping organizations improve their detection & response with better security orchestration and automation” says Rakesh Kharwal, Managing Director, India / South Asia and ASEAN at Cyberbit. “This product/market fit and the stellar reputation of Cyberbit represent great potential for fast growth.”

India is deeply affected by the huge global cyber skill shortage and predicted to have a shortfall of 1M skilled cybersecurity professionals by 2025, according to a DSCI report. As the global leader in simulated cyber learning platforms, Cyberbit will contribute to the “Skill India” campaign by aiding enterprises in training thousands of cybersecurity professionals.―CT Bureau

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