With the long term Vision and immediate Mission as our objectives, DiSAI was founded on 17 November 2017, registered as a Public charitable Trust in the Sub Registrar, Chennai South – T Nagar. And has been functioning successfully discharging its duties in its avowed mission of creating awareness among the public in the area of IT Laws, cyber crimes, information security, data privacy, electronic offences, communication security and the general security concerns in the cyber space.

Shri V. Rajendran, a banker turned cyber law advocate and information security consultant, is the Founder and Chairman of DiSAI. He comes with around 30 years experience in the tech-savvy Public Sector Bank Indian Overseas Bank, having worked there in various capacities as branch head, credit officer and for a major part of the career, in the IT Department in Core Banking Solutions, Information Security Department, IS Audit, ISO certification and such managerial capacities. He was instrumental in drafting and introducing the first ever Information Systems Security of the bank way back in 2007. He quit the bank in 2008 and starting practising as a cyber law advocate and is passionate about training activities especially in the area of cyber crimes, IT Laws, information security, data privacy and such subjects.

Prof. Dr R. Jagannathan, Editorial Advisor of PreSense, and former Vice-Chancellor of the Middle East University UAE, and the American Medical University and currently ProVost, St Theresa University, West Indies, was the President of DiSAI from its registration and until June 2021 when he opted out.

Shri PrimePoint Srinivasan founder of PrimePoint Foundation (hyperlink) with its associated organisations, and other cyber security professionals with decades of experience in this area, was the principal motivator behind founding this initiative “DiSAI’ and was closely associated with all activities of DiSAI until June 2021.

Shri U.P. Prakasham is a founder trustee and the first Vice President, is an alumnus of the prestigious A.C. College of Technology, Guindy, Chennai a premier engineering institution and the oldest in Anna University, Chennai. He is an engineering graduate with over fifty years of active experience in various fields mostly in the management cadre, having been associated with many IT, engineering, software and non-banking finance companies in various capacities including as the CEO and director.

Ramesh Sethuraman is the founder-Secretary and a committed member of DiSAI. He is a director level official in a major IT MNC and comes with around 20+ years experience in the entire gamut of IT operations globally, including especially the cyber security and related areas.

Dr. B. Muthukumaran, is a passionate networking and cyber security professional coming with around two decades of academic experience and more than 15 years of industry experience as the team head of various consultancy assignments like designing, architecting, analysing and implementing different security standards and such security guidelines. He is an invited speaker in various industry and professional bodies including the staff training centres of various banks, IT firms and the T.N. police academy.

Shri M.J. Logesh Babu the Joint Secretary is an advocate practising in the area of cyber laws and is a trainer in cyber laws and digital technology in various academic and training institutions like the T.N. Police Academy, judicial officers in the state, various banks etc. the Zonal Head of Asian School of Cyber Laws and.

Presently, the world is talking about issues like Computer Security, Network Security, Internet Security etc expressing concerns about one’s data in the internet and cyber space. With technology penetration in all walks of life impacting human life globally, safety and security of data in storage as well as in transit or communication and its associated legal issues, assumes very great significance. DiSAI will embark on a new journey in this direction focussing in this niche area of digital security, involving all the stake holders in this domain. Our mission is mainly to strive towards a digitally literate society, educating the netizen making him/her aware of the intricacies and vulnerabilities of what he/she is browsing in the Internet, what is shown in the cyber space and how to protect oneself in the networked world.

It is with this avowed mission that DiSAI was founded in December 2017, with socially committed and dedicated security professionals, IT experts and, serving and retired legal and security consultants coming together to spend their time, talent and treasure to give back to the society, what they learnt, over decades of experience in the areas like IT Security, Information Systems Management, E-Commerce and Cyber Laws.

DiSAI was launched with an inaugural workshop in IIT Madras in December 2017, as part of an all-India Cryptography Conference, followed by many workshops and seminars in which not just IT professionals but even tech-savvy IT users, students, Chartered Accountants, lawyers, police officials participated as speakers, participants and panellists in the discussions. DiSAI has also opened student chapters in colleges and Universities with a mission to motivate the students in the area of IT Security making them aware of the technicalities and legal issues and general protection mechanism in the Internet.

DiSAI wishes safe and happy browsing!