Naavi is the popular name by which Na.Vijayashankar, is known
on the Cyber space.
Naavi is an Information Assurance consultant and Operates from Bengalooru (Bangalore) in India.
Though not a lawyer, Naavi is a pioneer and an acknowledged expert in the field of Cyber Laws.
He is the author of the first book on Cyber Laws in India
titled "Cyber Laws for Every Netizen in India" and the first E-Book on
Cyber Laws "Cyber Laws..ITA-2000 and Beyond".
Naavi is also the author of a book in Kannada titled "Antarjaala AparaadhagaLu"
released in 2005. He is also the author of "Cyber Laws Demystified" which
is a comprehensive discussion on Cyber Laws released in 2006.
In 2010 Naavi released the book "Cyber Laws for Engineers", an E Book version of
which has been released in 2011 along with two other books "Cyber Laws for Every
one" and "Cyber Crimes and ITA 2008".
Naavi is the pioneer of the "CyLawCom" concept which promotes use of a voluntary
Cyber Law Compliance programe by the industry. In this direction, h has authored
the book "CyLawCom..Corporate Mantra for the Digital Era", introduced a CyLawCom
audit and certification system and also created training and education for
developing CyLawCom examiners. (Details at
In a bid to create better Cyber Law Literacy amongst the common men, Naavi has
been pursuing a programme of creating mass awareness of Cyber Law in Karnataka
through his "Karnataka Cyber Law Awareness Movement". (KCLAM). Under this
programme, Naavi has brought out a book in Kannada titled "Antarjaala
AparaadhagaLu" and created a Kannada website for Cyber Laws under
Naavi is also a visiting/guest faculty at Nalsar University, Hyderabad as
well as other institutions such as the School of Excellence,National Law
School, Bangalore as well as many other institutions such as KLE Soceity's Law
College, Bangalore, Hubli, JSS College, Mysore . He was also involved in the
training of TN Police in Cyber Crimes and assisting the Police in Cyber Evidence
Collection and Management.
Naavi has also been in the forefront of Netizen movement in India. He is the
founder secretary of Cyber Society of India, Founder Trustee of International
Institute of Information Technology Law, and Founder Chairman of
Digital Society Foundation.
Naavi is also a specialist in HIPAA-HITECH Act consultancy
and is a premier HIPAA Auditor in India. He has conducted even remote audits for
HIPAA Compliance in Phillipines on behalf of an US client.
Naavi has pioneered Information Security framework for compliance of ITA 2008.
His information security approach under the unique "Three Dimensional
Information Security Approach". Naavi has developed the CyLawCom
concept into a "Total Information Assurance" concept incorporating Technical,
Legal and Behavioural Science aspects into Information Security. His "Theory of
IS Motivation" and "Total Information Assurance for Modular Implementation" are
concepts which generate new wave of thinking in the complex domain of
Behind the current specialization, Naavi possesses 40 years of extensive experience in many aspects of business and a sound academic
Having completed his Master's degree in Nuclear Physics from
the university of Mysore, in 1973, Naavi joined a commercial bank, viz Indian
Overseas Bank and served the Bank for over 13 years in various capacities such
as Branch Manager, Faculty Member, Credit Manager and Merchant Banker. Naavi has taught Commercial law in the Bank's training
college and functioned as head of the training center of the Bank at Coimbatore for several
After serving as a Merchant Banking Chief at Mumbai for over
two years between 1984 and 1987, Naavi left the Public Sector Bank to join the
private sector Financial Services Company, Nagarjuna Group in Chennai. In 1989
he moved over to RKSWAMY / BBDO to set up and lead the Financial Advertising
business of the company. Between 1994 and 1997, he concurrently served as a
consultant for a leading Finance Company Viz Shriram group and was also
associated with an NRI group in promoting Finance and Software Marketing
business in India. As an advertising consultant, he was associated in the
process of developing communication strategies for various clients particularly
in promoting IPO s and Financial products.
Since October 2000, he has been pursuing his own projects
maintaining the Virtual Cyber Law College,
www.cyberlawcollege.com and the Cyber law Portal
Cyber Law College conducts online and correspondence courses
in Cyber Law and is the only such dedicated institution in India at present. It
is in the process of developing off-line franchise centers also. It also
conducts offline courses in several places in Karnataka. It focusses on
corporate training in the field of Cyber Laws and Legal aspects of Information
Naavi has also set up several ITES projects around Cyber Law
Compliance requirements such as
a) www.lookalikes.in an unique community service for Domain Name
Dispute Resolution for which his Patent is pending in USA. He is also pursuing
two other Patents for Web based services.
b) www.ceac.in a
unique, first of its kind Brick and Click service for preserving and presenting
Cyber Evidence to a Court of law.
c) www.arbitration.in, a portal for the
development of Alternate Dispute Resolution industry in India....and others
All along, Naavi has been a regular contributor to various
journals and news papers both in print and online.
Naavi was one of the early entrants into the Internet arena
and soon developed into a E-Business/Inforamtion Assuracne Consultant integrating his versatile
experience in a variety of fields into the software skills he acquired through
formal and informal training in Java, UML , Elements of CORBA etc.
He has been a member of several working groups of the
Government of India involved in Information Technology related matters.
Also See: Naavi, the Man
with the mission
1.Cyber Law Portal
2.Cyber Law Compliance Certification at www.cylawcom.org
3. Cyber Law Education
a) Virtual Courses at
4..Cyber Law Related Services
a) Verify For Look Alikes
b) Cyber Evidence Archival Center www.ceac.in
c) Arbitration BPO :
d) Legal BPO Professional Network:
5. Other Services
Consultancy Services Offered by Naavi
1. Cyber Law Compliancy Audit and Consultancy for E-Business
2. Techno Legal Feasibility Study for E -Projects
3. In house Workshops and Seminars on Cyber Law and Cyber Security
4. Techno Legal Cyber Security consultancy for Companies and Banks
5. Assisting Lawyers in Cyber crime cases and Cyber
6. Drafting of Compliance documents for E-Commerce such as
Privacy, Terms and Conditions etc