Monday, 7 January 2019

DiSAI holds one day workshop on Emerging trends of Digital Security at Anna University

Digital Security Association of India (DiSAI)  the fourth initiative of your monthly e-magazine PreSense organized a seminar on Digital Security: Emerging Trends” on Saturday, 5 Jan 2019, at Raman Auditorium, Anna University Campus, Chennai. With the Data Privacy Act in India expected to be passed any time, this Seminar on Data Privacy related issues cannot be more appropriately timed. 

The event commenced with a welcome address by Shri V Rajendran, Chairman DiSAI, who briefly narrating the history of DiSAI and explaining the importance of this seminar.  Hon’ble Justice Thiru T. Raja, Judge Madras High Court inaugurating the event spoke on the significance of IT laws in India.  Delivering the Key Note Address, Shri P. Kandaswamy, IPS, ADGP (Admin), Chennai took the audience through an array of the most reported cyber crimes presenting  the techno legal issues in these.  Dr. T.V. Gopal proposed vote of thanks, touching upon the key take-aways from a seminar of this type.

In the first thematic session, Smt S.P. Lavanya, Addl S.P. CB-CID, gave a presentation on the investigation issues in cyber crimes and quoted the statistics published by National Crime Records Bureau.  Shri R. Vittal Raj the well-known Infosec Consultant,  presented the regulatory aspects in cyber crimes in India, emphasizing the significance of various RBI inititatives.  Shri P. Logesh Babu from Asian Law College, Chennai gave an interesting presentation on the Anatomy of a Cyber Crime.

The first session post-lunch, was a panel discussion chaired by Shri S. Nagaragan,  Gen Secy, All India Bank Officers’ Association in which panelists representing the information security industry, academia and digital forensics presented their respective perspectives explaining their contribution in the area of creating awareness on cyber crimes and underlining the role played by digital forensics, information security policy etc in the domain of data privacy.  There was a live demo of ethical hacking explaining to the audience how a mobile hand-set could be hacked and the data stolen.  After the panel discussion, Dr R. Bascarane from Puduherry Police gave a very lively and thought-provoking lecture on the practical and social aspects of data privacy in India.

The valedictory session commenced at 4 PM with the welcome address by Shri U.P. Prakasham, Vice President of DiSAI.   Hon’ble Thiru Dr. J. Jayavardhan, Member of Parliament, South Chennai Lok Sabha constituency presented a national view on data privacy and cyber crimes and enlightened the audience on the significant steps taken by the government and proposed to be taken, especially relying on his role as a member of Parliamentary Committee on I.T.  

Shri R. Bhagwan Singh, Executive Editor, Deccan Chronicle briefly presented the journey of digitalization in India, travelling down the memory lane from the days of reporting a news item through telegram or fax, to the present day of instant reporting through WhatsApp type of social networking sites.  Shri Ramesh Sethuraman, proposed vote of thanks involving the audience in an interactive session.

Report by Ramesh Sethuraman, Secretary, DiSAI

Saturday, 29 December 2018

DiSAI organises a one day workshop on 'Digital Security' - 5th Jan 2019

Digital Security Association of India (DiSAI) organises a full day workshop at Anna University on 'Digital Security - Emerging trends' on 5th January 2019.  Many legal, security and investigation experts share their views.

Detailed brochure may be downloaded from the lin

For more details contact V Rajendran, Chairman, DiSAI over mobile or WhatsApp 9444073849.

Friday, 3 August 2018

DiSAI opens up Membership for individuals, institutions and students

Digital Security Association of India ((DiSAI) opens up the membership for individuals, institutions and students.  Detailed guidelines can be downloaded form

Application for membership may be submitted through the link below.  On receipt of the application, the membership committee will examine and get back to the applicants.  If no response is received within a week, the applicants may send a mail to or contact Mr V Rajendran, Chairman, DiSAI over SMS or mobile 9444073849.

Digital Security Association of India (DiSAI) opens up Membership.  Rules and application forms can be downloaded from the following link.

Sunday, 29 July 2018

DiSAI Workshop on ‘Securing the Digital India' at Anna University

Hon'ble Justice Shri R Subramanian inaugurating the workshop

Digital Security Association of India (DiSAI), one of the initiatives of this ezine PreSense organised a one-day Workshop on “Securing the Digital India”.  Hon’ble Justice Mr.  R. Subramanian, Judge, Madras High Court, inaugurated the workshop. In his address, he highlighted the ramification of individual privacy in India.  Quoting the landmark judgement of the apex court declaring privacy as a fundamental right, he said it had been reiterated several times that freedom of expression was always subject to reasonable restrictions.  He added that the freedom of expression of any individual should not cause invasion into another’s privacy. 

Dr P.V. Kumaraguru, Deputy Director of the Guru Nanak College, Chennai, in his keynote address, elaborated on the techno-legal issues involved in digital security and detailed the subjects associated with it, viz. artificial intelligence and big data analysis.

Experts in the field of digital security, such as cyber law, cyber security, network technology, social networking sites and cyber-crime investigation, shared their knowledge during the various sessions in the day. The well-known cyber law expert, Shri Naa Vijayashankar discussed the draft of the Personal Data Protection Bill that had been submitted by the Sri Krishna Commission to the Central Government the previous day.

In the panel discussion that followed, the panellists, Mr Badri Seshadri and Mr Logesh Babu discussed the Data Privacy related issues in India as compared to those of the western world like General Data Protection Regulations in UK. In the post-lunch session, there was a panel discussion on ‘Cyber Crimes: a 360-Degree Overview’.  Additional Superintendent of Police, Ms. Lavanya spoke about the current status of cyber-crimes in the state while senior cyber law advocate, Mr Karthikeyan spoke about the various provisions of the Information Technology Act and other related legal provisions. Shri Karruppuswamy from Jesuit Technologies presented the network related issues. 

There were two short informative sessions on ‘Digital Evidences’ and ‘Nuances of a Mobile Phone’.  In the valedictory session, Dr R Nataraj, IPS, Director-General of Police (Retired) and sitting Member of the State Legislative Assembly, shared his experiences with cyber-crime cases and added that the future was going to be completely digital, and hence, every digital user should be made aware about digital security for his own security.

The event photos can be downloaded from the link 

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Workshop on "Securing the Digital India" at Anna University on 28th July 2018

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A full day workshop is being held at Anna University by DiSAI on 28th July 2018 on the theme "Securing the Digital India".  Interested my contact the numbers given in the above invitation.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Registration opens for the workshop titled "Securing the Digital India" on Saturday, 28th July 2018 at Anna University, Chennai organised by Digital Security Association of India (DiSAI)

Digital Security Association of India (DiSAI), one of the Non Profit initiatives of eMagazine PreSense organises a full day workshop on "Securing the Digital India" on Saturday, 28th July 2018 at Anna University, Chennai.    Digital Security is assuming greater importance when the Government of India is implementing 'Digital India' concept.  

The workshop will start at 10 am and end at 5 pm.  Hon'ble Justice Smt. Pushpa Sathyanarayana, Judge, Madras High Court has kindly consented to inaugurate the workshop.  We have also invited Shri Hansraj G Ahir, Hon'ble MOS (Home) to deliver his address.  We are awaiting his confirmation.

DiSAI has planned a day long interesting presentations, panel discussions and lectures.  Many senior Police officials, Banking officials, Information Technology experts and cyber lawyers will share their views.    This workshop will be useful for IT professionals, lawyers and students.  

There will be a nominal participation fee to meet the out of pocket expenses, including lunch and background materials.  DiSAI offers concessions for some professional organisations and students.

Since only limited seats are available, interested persons may kindly register their names through this link.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available  to reputed organisations.   We request you to kindly share this information with your contacts.  

For more information about DiSAI, please visit and for details contact 

Kindly contact Shri V Rajendran, Chairman, DiSAI over mobile 9444073849 for any specific additional information...  

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