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About Neelabh Rai:


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

  1. Successfully completed International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) Certified Information Security Management System Lead Auditor (ISO/IEC 27001:2013) at New Delhi from The British Standards Institution (BSI) on 14-18 June 2014.
    • Certificate/ License Number: Awaited
  2. Successfully completed BS ISO/IEC 31000:2009 Risk Management Principles and Guidelines Implementation Course at New Delhi from The British Standards Institution (BSI) on 29-30 October 2013.
    • Certificate Number: ENR-00102561
  3. Successfully completed BS ISO/IEC 27001:2005 Information Security Management System Lead Implementer Course (ISO 27001 LI) at New Delhi from The British Standards Institution (BSI) on 17-21 June 2013.
    • Certificate Number: ENR-00089448
  4. Successfully completed EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (E|CIH) exam with 96% marks on 31 May 2012.
    • License Number: ECC963437
    • Click here to view marks earned.
  5. ASCL Certified Cyber Warfare and Defence Professional (2010; scored 95.14%)
  6. Asian School of Cyber Laws Certified Cyber Crime Investigator (2009; 89.40%)
  7. Certified Information Security Expert (CISE) by International Association for Distance Learning (IADL), UK and Innobuzz Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (2008)
  8. Summer Training in Network Security & Ethical Hacking; funded by Government of India (2008)
  9. Diploma in Cyber Law from Government Law College, Mumbai and Asian School of Cyber Laws, Pune (2008; scored 74%)
  10. Bachelor of Technology (Information Technology) from Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College, Ghaziabad affiliated to UP Technical University, Lucknow (2008; 1st Division)

AWARDS / HONORS RECEIVED

  1. On 4 February 2012, Neelabh Rai and CYBER COPS India received an International Award - CYBER SECURITY ACE from International Cyber Threat Task Force (ICTTF) and is first to recieve the CYBER SECURITY ACE award from ICTTF. For more updates on this award, click here

CONFERENCES / SEMINARS PRESENTED

  1. As an Independent Cyber Security Researcher in Indian Cyberspace Neelabh Rai was invited to present his views in an international round-table public conference held on 7th July 2012 at The Indian International Centre (IIC), New Delhi having theme as Privacy Matters - Consumer Privacy.
    The conference organizers were:
    1. Privacy India,
    2. The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS),
    3. International Development Research Centre (IDRC) - Canada // Centre de recherches pour le developpement international (CRDI) - France,
    4. Society in Action Group (SAG) - India,
    5. Privacy International, UK,
    6. Indian Network for People Living with HIV / AIDS.
    The conference was focussed on discussing the challenges and concerns to consumer privacy in India. Neelabh Rai presented his views on CONSUMER PRIVACY IN CYBERSPACE. He presented it under the banner of CYBER COPS India and The International Cyber Threat Task Force (ICTTF). Click here for the Agenda.

  2. A roundtable discussion was organized by GovernanceNow, a fortnightly magazine under the banner of GovNext in NOIDA on 11th May 2012. Neelabh Rai was invited to present his views on the topic e-Security: Challenges & Solutions for Public Sector in the discussion.

  3. As an International Speaker on Cyber Terrorism, he was invited by SMi UK at Cyber Security Asia conference, Singapore held on 9th - 10th November 2011, where he presented an overview of Indian Cyber Cops.

  4. Neelabh Rai, Founder of CYBER COPS India, also participated in an interactive panel discussion on What Constitutes Cyber Terrorism? Fact vs. Fiction along with other International Cyber Security Experts from round the globe. The panel was moderated by Michael Wilks, Regional Director, Public Safety and National Security, APAC, Microsoft. The interactive discussion was chaired by "Wing Commander Tom Parkhouse, Ministry of Defence, UK.


MEDIA UPDATES / PRESS RELEASES

  1. Neelabh Rai, an Independent Cyber Security Researcher, was quoted in an article titled "Govt seeks to protect websites from 9 June Anonymous attack" written by Mr. Sahil Makkar, HT LIVE MINT Newspaper on 8 June 2012.

  2. On 6 March, 2011 Neelabh Rai received Certificate and Appreciation from H.E. Dr. Sead Avdic, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina in India and by Prof. Dilip K Bandyopadhyay, Honorable Vice Chancellor, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU). Also received Special Appreciation from International Conference Organizers especially Dr. Puja Khatri, Associate Professor, GGSIPU and Dr. Anil K Saini, Professor of GGSIPU, Past-President of Computer Society of India and Fellow of IETE.

  3. Neelabh Rai was quoted in an article titled "Stuxnet worm attack: Are Indian SCADA systems ready?" written by Ms. Dhwani Pandya, Principal Correspondent and was published by SearchSecurity.IN of TechTarget Inc. wherein he had provided suggestions for remediation of Stuxnet malware's attack in Indian Enterprises and Critical Infrastructure(s) in 2010.

  4. A talk on "The Vulnerability of Websites to Typosquatters for Possible Terrorist Financing" was covered by Neelabh Rai, a Cyber Crime Investigator and an Independent Cyber Security Researcher, in his presentation at International Seminar & Exposition on Modern Security Concepts & Equipment to Combat Terrorism in 2009.

  5. A short interview with Neelabh Rai was aired between 08:15 AM and 08:30 AM on 24th May, 2010 on 92.7 BIG FM Radio Channel in Mumbai, Maharashtra on the occasion of launching of 'Cyber Safety Week' by Mumbai Police in association with NASSCOM.

  6. Neelabh Rai was selected as "Student of the Month for September 2009" by Asian School of Cyber Laws.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  1. Associate Member (Lifetime), The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
  2. Active Member, International Cyber Threat Task Force (ICTTF)
  3. Member, Victim Assistance Online, Canada
  4. ListServ Member, Victim Assistance Canada
  5. Global Member, Internet Society (ISOC)
  6. Member, Internet Society (ISOC) - Delhi Chapter
  7. Network Member, Canadian Clearinghouse on Cyberstalking, Canada
  8. Research Member, Arquanum Multidisciplinary Cyber Security Studies, Turkey
  9. Member, Understanding Risk Network (UR) - Innovation in Disaster Risk Assessment
  10. Research Member, National Electric Sector Cyber Security Organization (NESCO)
  11. Organizational Research Member, Project Honeypot
  12. Organizational Member, SpamCop
  13. Individual Member, Data Security Council of India (DSCI)
  14. Reviewer (Bronze-level), Web Of Trust (WOT)
  15. Reviewer of PhishTank, an Anti-Phishing Group


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

As an Independent Cyber Security Researcher

  1. Founded CYBER COPS India - an unique initiative for promoting cyber security research in India:
    1. Launched on: 14 January, 2011. Research is progressing in many field(s) of Cyber Security. Some of them which are already discussed in public domain by Neelabh Rai either via his presentation or by using his research papers are:
      • Developing a working model that can mitigate financial cyber crimes without the involvement of Law Enforcement Agencies.
      • Researching on the possibilities and vulnerabilities of NGN-based attacks and their solutions that can be easily implemented in Indian Cyberspace.
      • Conducting advanced research on various cyber-crimes followed by devising solution to curb the cyber threat without involvement of law enforcement agencies.
      • Brand-abuse research and monitoring of Indian companies w.r.t. Indian Cyber Law.
      • Working with Validy Net Inc. for provisioning of a patented technological solution that can eliminate the possibilities of complex Cyber-Weapons (viz. Stuxnet, sKyWIper aka Flamer, DuQu, Shamoon, Gauss, etc.) based future cyber attacks on Critical Information Infrastructure (CII), hence, eliminating the possibilities of Cyber Sabotage of CIIP (Critical Information Infrastructure Protection).
      • Working with International Researchers on providing a technological solution for eliminating Intellectual Property violations by means of Source Code Thefts. In nutshell, eliminating the possbilities of "Software Piracy".

    2. As an ASCL Certified Cyber Crime Investigator, provides consultancy within the jurisdiction of Indian subcontinent in cases related to:
      • Cyber Security,
      • Cyber Law,
      • Phishing,
      • Cyberstalking,
      • Identity Theft,
      • Cyber Harassment,
      • Source Code Theft,
      • Online Defamation,
      • Website Defacement etc.

    3. Till date, 20 cases successfully completed. Broad details of the cases w.r.t. their categories are mentioned below:
      • 3 Cases: Indian Cyber Law
      • 2 Cases: Cyber Stalking
      • 2 Cases: Malware Attack on the Company
      • 1 Case: Website Defacement
      • 1 Case: Insider Attack
      • 1 Case: Cyber Sabotage of a research-based Organization
      • 3 Cases: Cyber Security Consultancy
      • 4 Cases: Source Code Theft
      • 3 Cases: Identity Theft

    4. As a Cyber Vigilante, 13 phishing websites of prominent Indian banks made to shut down from the Internet. At first, the cases were reported to the respective banks, but failing by the respective banks in taking any action within a stipulated time these phishing websites were made to shut down on Neelabh Rai's own efforts.

    As part of the Corporate World

  2. Served as:
    1. Volunteer Internet Safety Advocate @ Working to Halt Online Abuse (WHOA), United States / India in 2009
    2. Junior Forensic Investigator - Software Solutions @ Vayam Technologies Ltd., New Delhi in 2010
    3. Professional Consultant - Information Security @ Pyramid Cyber Security & Forensic Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi in 2010
    4. Cyber Investigation & Forensic Specialist cum Lead Marketing @ Xitiz Cyber Security Solutions Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi in 2011
    5. Solution Integrator @ Ericsson India Global Services Pvt Ltd, Kolkata in 2012-13
    6. Senior Consultant - Business & Security Strategy Services @ Innovate InfoSec Pvt Ltd, Noida in 2013-till date

RESEARCH PAPERS PRESENTED / PUBLISHED

  1. Some Observations on the Latest Cybersquatting Trend: Typosquatting and its Impact on Indian Cyberspace: National Symposium (2009)
    Organizers: IETE (40th Mid-Term Symposium), Central Scientific Instruments Organization - Chandigarh
    Achievements: Received appreciation from one and all with special appreciation from Padmashree Dr. B Bhattacharjee, an honorary member of National Disaster Management Authority, and Prof. K Babu Rao, Council Member of IETE - Hyderabad Chapter.

  2. Vulnerability of Indian Websites to Typosquatters for Possible Terrorist-Financing: A Techno-Legal Assessment: International Seminar (2009)
    Organizers: TechVision Security Consultants Pvt. Ltd. (Click here for Report / Seminar Gallery)
    Achievements: Received appreciation from everyone present in the seminar and special appreciation from the Board of Directors of TechVision Security Consultants Pvt. Ltd.; Commander Anuj Kapila, Head Faculty of Information Warfare College, Southern Naval Command; and Mr. Firoze Zia Hussain, CEO & Director, Totem International.

  3. Typosquatting as a New Weaponry-Platform in Silent Cyber Weapons Race: National Conference (2010)
    Published in: MacMillan Publications - Advanced Research Series.
    Book Name: Information Management in Knowledge Economy, Vol. 1; pp. 147-161
    ISBN 10: 0230-32936-5
    ISBN 13: 978-0230-32936-2
    MRP: INR 550
    Organizers: IEEE Computer Society - Delhi Chapter, IETE - Delhi Centre, Computer Society of India - Delhi Chapter, Guru Gobind Singh IndraPrastha University (GGSIPU), University School of Management Studies (USMS), Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)- India

  4. Tracking Digital Footprints of Scareware to Thwart Cyber Hypnotism Through Cyber Vigilantism in Indian Cyberspace: International Conference (2011)
    Published in: MacMillan Publications - Advanced Research Series.
    Book Name: Strategies and Innovations for Sustainable Organizations
    ISBN: CORP-000186
    MRP: INR 1,500
    Organizers: GGSIPU, USMS, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) - New Delhi, Uttarakhand Technical University

  5. Cyber Cops at the Crossroads of Cyber Hypnotism and Cyber Warfare - Indian Perspective: International Conference (2011)
    Organizers: SMi U.K., Microsoft, The Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI), and The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).
    Presented at: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore
    Date(s): 9-10 November, 2011
    Brochure: Click here to read brief of Cyber Security Asia conference, 2011.
    Media Updates: Click here to view
    Speaker Profile: http://www.smi-online.co.uk/documentportal/speakerprofile/129977.pdf

RESEARCH PAPER CITATION

Research Paper 3 titled as "Typosquatting as a New Weaponry-Platform in Silent Cyber Weapons Race" is cited by Ms. Kathy MacDonald under the Department of Criminology at University of Leicester, U.K. in 2012.
Ms. Kathy MacDonald cited Neelabh Rai's name in her M.Sc. dissertation titled as "Seven Deadly Cybersins" at Page No. 5. She completed her M.Sc. with Merit in 2012.

RESEARCH PAPER ABSTRACT / FULL PAPER REQUEST

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PEOPLE'S RESPONSE / LINKEDIN RECOMMENDATIONS

CYBER COPS India
  • Mr. Martyn Hill, General Manager Asia-Pacific at SMi Group (hired Neelabh as a Speaker on Cyber Security in 2011):
    "I had the pleasure of working with Neelabh at SMi's Cyber Security Asia conference where Neelabh provided an in-depth 40 minute presentation on Cyber Security issues in India. His presentation skills were of a high standard and so was the way he presented his slides to an audience of 100+ Cyber experts. Neelabh is very knowledgeable in the field of Cyber Security and has very innovative ideas on how to counter such threats. I would not hesitate to invite Neelabh back to speak at a future Cyber Security event, he was a pleasure to work with.
    Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert"
    December 13, 2011
Independent Cyber Security Researcher
  • Commander Anuj Kapila, Head Faculty of Information Warfare College, Southern Naval Command (worked with another company when working with Neelabh at Independent):
    "A thorough professional who knows his subject, Neelabh at this young age has demonstrated a unique ability in the field of cyber crimes and investigation."
    December 23, 2009

  • Mr. Firoze Zia Hussain, CEO and Director, Totem International Ltd. (hired Neelabh as Business Client in 2009):
    "Neelabh has a keen interest and intrinsic motivation for performance in Cyber Security.... best wishes.
    Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value"
    December 1, 2009

  • Dr. B K Bhaumik, Data Exploration Analyst and Incharge of Physics Group, Department of Atomic Energy, Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research, Northern Region, New Delhi, Government of India (R&D Mentor and Guide):
    "Neelabh is a person with research oriented thoughts in matters of cyber security. He sees the data from a complete perspective, capable of projecting the loopholes and suggest remedies."
    December 1, 2009

Pyramid Cyber Security and Forensic Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Shishir Tripathi, Senior Engineer, CCS Computers Pvt. Ltd., NASSCOM (Colleague):
    "Neelabh is having sharpness, dedication, passion, and hard-working attitude with a strong knowledge about his subject and field. I had worked for a short-time period with him but relation will be long time."
    February 12, 2011
Vayam Technologies Ltd.
  • Mr. Anurag Jain, Project Manager, Vayam Technologies Ltd. (worked directly with Neelabh at Vayam Technologies Ltd.):
    "Neelabh is a talented person who is able to drive high performance from his skills and is always willing to accept new challenging roles which he take to with great enthusiasm. He is a tough nut with excellent Domain Knowledge and demonstrates high interpersonal and relationship skills."
    March 29, 2011
Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow
  • Ms. Namita Gupta, Assistant Professor, Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College (AKGEC), Ghaziabad (taught Neelabh at Uttar Pradesh Technical University):
    "A dedicated professional who is highly passionate towards eradication of cyber crimes . An equally dedicated person in his personal life whose aim is social upliftment through his contacts with various social service organisations in multiple possible forms like serving, donating blood, fighting for any social cause by writing on his website. A fighter who has overcome personal challenges & has come out as a winner. Good luck to you always towards all your endeavours."
    February 22, 2011

  • Mr. Yogesh Mittal, Professor and Head, IT Department, Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College (AKGEC) (taught Neelabh at Uttar Pradesh Technical University):
    "Neelabh was a good student, He wanted to do the things differently. Always a positive thinker."
    July 27, 2010



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