Recent Talks

Appeared as Amicas Curiae in the Public Interest Litigation on Blue Whale Challenge in the Maudrai Bench of Madras High Court (PIL – WP No.16668/2017) on 7 Sept 2017. The judgement delivered by Hon’ble Judges on 12 Sept 2017 acknowledges and appreciates the contribution in the case.
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Participated in the Workshop organised by Cyber Society of India on 25 April 2015 on "Cyber Laws", in which the Vice Chancellor of Dr Ambedkar Law University was the Chief Guest. The Asst Solicitor General of Govt of India, Shri G R Swaminathan and many other leading advocates and cyber security experts spoke.
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As member of the Sansad Ratna team, did the translation (Hindi-English and English-Hindi) when the award winning MPs/Minister spoke about the event.
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As the strategic editor of the e-magazine "PReSense", participated in the e-release of the 100th edition in June 2015, in a function presided over by Shri Lakshmi Narayanan, Vice Chairman CTS.
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Participated in the TV debate in the News7 Channel on 11-7-2015 on Data Privacy especially the culture of sharing data like date of birth, wedding day etc during shopping (that sometimes leaves room for misuse of such data).

Meeting the Union Minister of State for Fertilizers and Chemicals Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir on 20 Feb 2015
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Inauguration of Cyber Crime Workshop in Erode Sengunthar Engg College, along with the Ad SP Erode
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Lighting the kuthuvilakku for the opening of UCO Bank Kovilambakkam branch 28 Dec 2014
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Addressed a Cyber Crime Workshop in P.B.Siddharth College of Arts and Commerce, Vijayawada along with Shri A.B. Venkateswara Rao, Commissioner of Police, Vijayawada, Shri Thyagarajan, Registrar, SETS, Chennai and the dignitaries from the Sidharth Group of institutions, on 15 and 16 Nov 2014.
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Addressed the Press during the Cyber Crime Workshop in Vijayawada. Reported in the Hindu, the Indian Express and a host of vernacular dailies. >> Click here for details. <<

Delivered a talk in Vijaya Bank Regional Office Chennai on "Cyber Crimes in Banks: Prevention through better Vigilance" as part of the Vigilance Week organised by the bank.

Addressed ISACA Coimbatore on "Information Security Threats" on 31 October.

Part of the inauguration and addressed the participants in a CySI Workshop on 10 Oct 2014 on "Banking on e-Security" at Seafarers Club, Chennai, the other speakers being Dr C Sylendra Babu, IPS, ADGP, Coastal Security Group, Tamil Nadu, Shri U. Chiranjeevi, Banking Ombudsman, T.amil Nadu and Andamans, Shri T.S. Mallikarjuna, General Manager, UCO Bank and Shri A.Y.V. Krishna, IPS, DIG, CBI.>> Click here for photo. <<

Delivered the Key Note Address on "Indian Cyber Law Developments - 2014" in the Workshop on 'Advanced Security for Advanced Threats' organised by InfoSec Dialogue in Chennai on 19 Sept 2014, in Hotel Rain Tree, Anna Salai, Chennai.

Appeared in the Panel Discussion in the popular Tamil TV Channel Sun News on 30 Aug 2014 on the topic of Blocking of pornographic websites and the techno legal issues involved in it. The entire discussion is available in Youtube offered by quite a few websites.

Interview appeared in BBC Tamil News broadcast on 28 Aug 2014 on the affidavit filed by the Government of India which reportedly contained a statement that blocking of pornographic websites is difficult and if the Government 'blocked one site, hundred others come up immediately'.

Interview appeared in July issue of kumkumam issue dated 14 July 2014, on data theft and abuse of Facebook and other social networking sites. >> click here for the story. <<

Delivered the Key Note Address in the Cyber Crime Workshop on 25 july 2014 in Dr MGR University, along with Mr Richard Marshall, Former Director, Global Cyber Security, Dept of Homeland Security USA. Information Security Consultant and CEO, S-SES Consultants, USA.>> Click here for photo. <<

 Addressed the Cyber Society of India Workshop in Chennai on 29 April 2014, in which His Excellency The Governor of Tamil Nadu Dr K Rosaiah was the Chief Guest. Other dignitaries participated include Dr R.K. Raghavan, former Director CBI, Padma Bhushan N Vittal, former Central Vigilance Commissioner, Shri T Theethan, former A.G. Tamil Nadu and at present Member Railway Board (Audit), Shri Y.S.G. Krishna, DIG, CBI, Shri John Rose and Shri Venkatachalam, Asst Commissioners of Police, Chennai and many Information Security professionals. >> Click here for photo. <<

Interview in the Deccan Chronicle 25 Feb 2014 on “Vulnerabilities in the Apps for Internet Banking”

Interview in Puthiya Thalaimurai Tamil TV in Jan 2014

Panel Discussion telecast live in Thanthi TV Tamil in Nov 2013

Panel Discussion telecast live in Sun News TV Channel on 12 Dec 2013. >> Watch Video <<

Brief Interview in Sun TV Main News Bulletin on 14 Dec 2013

Appeared in Sun News Channel Live Telecast on “CCTV Surveillance and the techno-legal Issues” from 12.30 PM to 1.30 PM on Monday, 26 Aug 2013.

Delivered the Key Note Address in the Cyber Crime workshop in Ganesh Engg College, Pondicherry on 19 August on “Cyber Crimes, Information (in)Security in a networked world”

Inaugurated the Cyber Crime Workshop on 5 Aug organized by Anna University, Coimbatore Chapter and addressed the session on “Cyber Crimes: Modus Operandi and prevention”

Delivered the Key Note Address on “Cyber Crimes in Social Networking Sites” in Prince Venkatesawara College, Gowrivakkam, Chennai on 31 July 2013

Addressed the Inaugural Session in the 1-day Workshop on Cyber Crimes in Arupadai Veedu Engg College, near Chennai- OMR, on 24 July 2013

Addressed the Andhra Club members and Telugu Journalists on 21 July 2013 on “Cyber Crime Prevention Methodologies”.  Well reported in Enaadu with two photographs on 22 July 2013

Gave interview in Thanthi TV in tamil on Cyber Crime on 28th Mar 2013.

Appeared in Sun news live channel discussion on ATM Frauds, 9pm to 10pm 6-4-2013.

Appeared in Puthiya Thalaimurai Tamil News Channel in a Live Panel Discussion on "ATM frauds" on 20 February 2013 from 2 PM to 3 PM.

Article on "Victims of Cyber Crimes in Banks" appeared in the Indian Banker of Indian Banks' Association, August 12 issue. Please click the link below

Appeared in Sun News TV Channel in a live programme answering viewer's questions on Economic Offences on Sunday 26 Aug 2012

Appeared in Kalaignar TV Channel in a live interview on the Government's action in blocking websites as part of the initiatives taken in the Exodus of N.E. citizens after the bulk sms last week.

Spoke in the DSCI Seminar in Bengaluru Vivanta by Taj on 12-7-12 and participated in the round table also. Click here for photo.

Gave an interview to Kumudham, the No.1 Tamil Weekly magazine, issue dated 1 Aug 12, on the security aspects in banks especially Public Sector Banks. Click here for details.

Addressed the "Kshitij" Symposium in I.I.T. Karagpur on "Cyber Laws and Digital Evidence" on Sunday 29 January 2012.

Delivered a Special Lecture on "Security Concerns in Electronic Delivery Channels in Banks (ATMs, E-Banking Cards etc) in the National Security Seminar organised in Vivekananda Hall in Anna University on 20-7-2012.

Addressed the Hindustan Chamber of Commerce at their Kothari Hall, Greames Road, Chennai 600006 on "Legal Issues and Cyber Crime prone areas in social networking sites" on 18-7-12 at 6 PM.

Addressed a Press Meet on the Government's action in blocking websites and curbing SMS.

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Addressed the Workshop for Media organised by Cyber Society of India on 15 Oct, inaugurated by Dr Santhosh Babu, I.T. Secretary to the Govt of Tamil Nadu. Participated in the Panel Discussion and answered the journalists' queries on Cyber Laws, Adequacy of Regulatory Guidelines, Banks' Level of Compliance with regulatory supervision in India etc.

Participated in the Training Programme organised by Madras University Dept of Criminology and SOFADS on "Cyber Law, Digital Forensics" on 15 Oct and 16th Oct.

Delivered a lecture on "Cyber Security and I.T. Laws in India" at SRM University near Chennai on 28 Sept in a national seminar organised by the Computer Science Dept of SRM.

Delivered a lecture on "Cyber Crimes and I.T. Legislations in India" in VLB Janaki Ammal College, Coimbatore on 29 Sept in a Seminar on "Cyber Crimes and Information Security" organised by the college on 29 and 30 and inaugurated by the Commissioner of Police, Coimbatore.

Addressed the bankers on the CySI Meet organised for Gopalakrishna

Addressed bankers in the CySI Meet organised for Gopalakrishna Working Group of RBI on Information Security, e-banking etc on 27 July at Hotel Savera Chennai, in which the CMD of IOB Shri M Narendra and Shri Gopalakrishna Chairman of the Working Groups was himself present.
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As Board of Studies member of IGNOU for its M Tech Course on Cyber Security in JSS College, Bengaluru, addressed the faculty members of the college on sensitizing them on the syllabus contents on two papers viz (i) Security Technologies and  (ii) "Cyber Evidence and I.T. Act" during on August 26.

Elected as Vice President of Cyber Society of India for the term 2011-13, in the elections held at CySI on 4 Sept 2011.

Was part of the faculty team to handle classes for the police officers of the northern districts of Tamil Nadu (Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Trivellore and Vellore)  organised by the IG Northern Range Tamil Nadu in St Thomas Mount during 11 Sept to 13 Sept on topics like "Cyber Crime Scenario in Internet Banking" and "I.T. Act and other legislations on Cyber Crimes".  The event was very well reported in the Press with Times of India, Dinamalar carrying news stories and Dinamani (12 Sept) carrying a photograph.

pictureAddressed police officials in T.N. Police Academy, Vandalur on 26-5-11 on "I.T. Legislations in India". 

Addressed managers of co-oerative banks in Natesan Institute on Co-oerative Management Anna Nagar on "Cyber Crimes, Cyber Legislations and I.T. Acts in India"on 27-5-2011.

pictureAddressed the officials of UCO Bank in a seminar organised by UCO Bank Officers' Association in Hotel Royal Regency on 9-8-11 on the topics "Cyber Crimes in Banks and the significance of I.T. Act". 

Oragnised a 1-day workshop on "Information (in)security in a digital world" in Marudhar Kesari Jain College, Vaniyambadi and addressed the students on Data Security, on 21 Sept 2011.

Addressed PG students in IT Dept in SRM University on "Cyber Crimes and IT Act" on 28 Sep 11.

Addressed students in a State Level Seminar in VLB Janaki Ammal College of Engg Coimbatore on "Legislative Arms in Cyber World and Digital Evidence" on 29 Sept 11.

Organised a workshop exclusively for journalists and reports at Press Club on Cyber Security issues and addressed them on "Cyber Crimes and I.T. Act" on 15 Oct 11.

Addressed police officials in T.N. Police Academy on "I.T. Act and Cyber Crimes" on 10 Oct 2011.

Authorship ANd Articles

I.T. Security

Written the complete courseware (Book) titled "I.T. Security" for Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF) for its certificate course on IT Security for Bankers being launched in July 2012. The courseware is in four modules: IT Security Overview, IT Security Controls, IT Security Threats and IS Audit and Regulatory Compliance. It is a priced edition published by IIBF and printed by Taxmann. Please contact IIBF for copies.


Article on "Victims of Cyber Crimes in Banks"
Article on "Victims of Cyber Crimes in Banks" published in the August 2012 issue of "The Indian Banker" the official magazine of Indian Banks' Association.

“Security Concerns in electronic delivery channels in Banks” in the Technology Special Issue of Indian Institute of Banking and Finance’s journal “Bank Quest” in its July 2007 issue. Click here for the full text of the article.


Authored the Courseware for "IT Security for Bankers

The certificate course to be introduced by Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF) intended for supervisory staff of banks focussing on the Information Security related areas in any industry in general and in the banking industry in particular.


Re-drafted the entire chapter on Cyber Laws and I.T. Act in India in the courseware on Legal Aspects of Banking in JAIIB.

Wrote an article in "CRUSADER" the house magazine of Indian Overseas Bank Officers' Association captioned "Banking on Security and Technology" focussing on the complete gamut of security in electronic delivery channels in banks from ATMs to e-Banking to card transactions.