What We Do

We are a 501(c)6 non-profit organization offering the widest range of independent, evidence-based services to our members and the cybersecurity community at large. CyberRatings.org provides unbiased ratings, technical reports and expert advice to help organizations with cyber risk.

Vikram Phatak

Chairman and CEO

Vikram Phatak founded CyberRatings.org in November 2020. As one of the industry’s foremost thought leaders, he has extensive experience in cybersecurity technologies protecting networks, endpoints and the cloud.

Mr. Phatak founded NSS Labs, Inc. in 2007 as a go-to source for trusted independent, fact-based guidance on security product efficacy. For more than a decade, he grew NSS Labs from a small test lab to a global leader in security product testing. In 2018, he stepped down as CEO to focus on his health and spend more time with his family.

Previously, Mr. Phatak founded and led several Internet and cybersecurity companies including Lucid Security and Intermedia Sciences Group, one of the first internet service providers and security consulting firms in the U.S.

Peter Armstrong

Board Member

Peter Armstrong is The Senior Cyber Subject Matter Expert at Munich Re Group. His expertise is in cyber risk management and quantification of cyber risk exposure for large organizations. Mr. Armstrong is a thought leader in developing responses to cyber risk capital issues facing the very largest industrial enterprises, the enterprise risk management challenges they face and the necessary insurance responses. He is a Fellow of the United Kingdom’s Institute of Directors.

Mr. Armstrong operated in the Defense, Intelligence and Security Sector leading cyber defense activities with a focus on industrial control systems and operational technology in Energy (including Nuclear), Utilities, Transportation, Primary Industries and manufacturing (notably Aviation, Automotive, Capital Projects and High Tech).

Cathy Main

President and Co-Founder

Prior to CyberRatings.org, Ms. Main was Vice President of Marketing & Corporate Relations at NSS Labs. She worked closely with Vikram Phatak to grow the brand. She is an accomplished executive with 30 years of experience in executive management, strategic business development, public relations, and brand marketing.

Before joining NSS Labs, Ms. Main was Vice President of Global Marketing for Deluxe Entertainment Services Group and earlier in her career, she was President of Alpha Cine Laboratory. She is also a past President of Independent Feature Project / West, a non-profit member-driven organization for filmmakers (later rebranded Film Independent).

Carma Austin

Executive Vice President and Co-Founder

Carma Austin has over 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity market and holds a successful track record developing, implementing and executing go-to-market strategies for all types of organizations.

Prior to joining CyberRatings.org, Ms. Austin developed and led the go-to-market strategy for IBM’s Security SaaS business. Austin, also a former NSS Labs executive, demonstrates a passion for transparency and efficacy in the cybersecurity industry and has dedicated her career to helping organizations understand and better manage cybersecurity risk.

She is a founding board member of the National Cyber Security Society, a non-profit dedicated to educating small businesses about cybersecurity, and a former board member of Austin, Texas based 3Day Startup, a non-profit that teaches entrepreneurial thinking to students who are soon to enter the workforce.