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Workshop on Information Security at Jaipur

Posted by Vijayashankar Na on April 24, 2018
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Workshop on

“Information & Cyber Security

for Industry Leaders”

0900 hrs : 27 April 2018 : Hotel Clarks Amer,Jaipur

Confederation of Indian Industry-Rajasthan is organising the One Day Workshop on Information & Cyber Security for Industry Leaders onFriday, 27 April 2018 at Hotel Clarks AmerJLN Marg, Jaipur.


As you are aware managing an Industry no longer ends with Marketing, Technical Financial and Managerial aspects. There is an important ingredient of Information Technology in everything we do.

Along with the convenience that comes with the use of Information Technology, comes the risks of Cyber Crimes, Cyber Terrorism, Cyber WarsViruses, Trojans, Ransomware disturb our sleepHacking and Phishing can cause nightmares. Denial of Access can bring down our dream projects when we most want our systems to be in good shape.

In this scenario, disruptive changes all around us, it has become necessary for leaders of the Organisations to understand what are the risks that we encounter when we use Information Technology to drive our business and how we manage the Information risks that arise out the emerging digital industry scenario.


This workshop aims to address the need of Organisation to understand the “Information Security Risks” and how the CEOs need to brace themselves to meet the Risks as a part of their responsibilities on managerial perspective of Information Security.

Topics to be Covered

   -Development of a Framework for Digital Security for SMEs on a collaborative model.

-Managing the challenge of motivating the employees towards building a better Information Security Culture

– Over view of the emerging Industry 4.0 scenario

-Overview of the Cyber Crimes, Cyber Terrorism and Cyber Wars that affect the industrial management.

-Frauds in Banking



-Virtual Impersonation

-Overview of Management of Digital Properties like Domain Names and Intellectual Property Rights in Digital Properties.

-Concept of Cyber Security in industrial environment and the multiple dimensions of information security namely the Technical, Legal and Behavioural aspects.

-Cyber Laws as applicable in India and the need for ITA 2008 compliance as part of the Corporate Governance.

 -Concept of Digital Signatures, Encryption and Cyber Insurance as tools of Information Security.

 -Any other matter of relevance to Information Security in the managerial context.

Topics will be supported by Case study presentation, Group activity, Video presentation & power point presentations


The workshop will be conducted by Na Vijayashankar, (Naavi) Information Assurance Expert from Bengaluru and a pioneer in Cyber Laws in India, in India

 [Contact Mr Tushar Shroff, CII, Jaipur for more information]


This is for general information of the public:

One Day Training Progamme on Information Security for Industry Managers

Wednesday: 21 March 2018: Hotel Accord, Puducherry

CII Puducherry is organizing an One Day Training Programme on Information Security for Industry Managers on Wednesday: 21 March 2018: Hotel Accord, Puducherry


This session is meant for all Business, IT and IS managers.

The workshop will be conducted by Na.Vijayashankar, Information Assurance Consultant, popularly known as Naavi and  is a pioneer in Cyber Laws in India ( https://in.linkedin.com/in/naavi)

Date & Timing :    Wednesday, 21 March 2018 – Starting from 0900 to 1700 hrs.

Venue :   Hotel Accord, No. 1, Thilagar Nagar, Ellaipillaichavady, (Near Rajiv Gandhi Statue & Opp to Muruga Theatre).

Those who are interested may contact CII, Puducherry. (www.cii.in)


New Banking Licenses in India

Posted by Vijayashankar Na on July 7, 2013
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The recent decision of RBI to  invite fresh applications for new Banking licenses have evoked response from 26 applicants. The undersigned who joined the Banking industry in 1973 and has been in working in the industry upto 1987 and later around the industry in Marketing of Banking services since 2000, diversified  as a consultant in Information Security for Banks particularly working for “Safe E Banking” environment.

With this background, some of my thoughts on the new licencing aspects have been placed on this website.

Here is a summary of articles so far placed on the website.

1. Should Indian Post be granted Banking license?… Do they need one?

2.Which of the 26 applicants deserve Bank license

3.Banking License aspirants should disclose business plans to public.

4.Will RBI disclose “Santion Mechanism” to enforce sanctity of Banking license conditions?

5. Not all Eligible applicants to get Banking license

6. New Bank Licenses-Make Cyber Crime Insurance Mandatory

7. “Deep Pockets” need not be the sole criteria for Bank licenses

8.Banking Licenses and Public Sector aspirants

9. New Banking License-Let’s remember Gandhian Principles of Banking


PWC Survey on Security preparedness

Posted by Vijayashankar Na on December 13, 2012
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Dec7: PWC has released the findings of its “The State of Information Security survey-2013” indicating that there is an increasing interest and budget allocations for Information security in the Indian companies. Report