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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