Kamlesh Bajaj
CEO, Data Security Council of India (DSCI)

Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj is CEO, Data Security Council of India (DSCI). He has over 30 years of experience in various capacities in the IT industry. Dr. Bajaj established a vigorous work plan of DSCI under which best practices for data security and privacy protection and frameworks have been developed. 

Prior to joining NASSCOM, he was the Global Head, Information Risk Management Practice, GCP, TCS. He was the Founder Director of Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), Ministry of Communications and IT. As the Deputy Controller of Certifying Authorities, he established the techno-legal framework for public key infrastructure in the country. Before that, he served as a Deputy Director General, National Informatics Centre (NIC).

He has published and lectured extensively on the IT Act 2000, e-commerce, emerging technologies, digital signatures, cyber security and cyber crimes. Dr Bajaj is the author of ‘E-Commerce’, published by TATA McGraw Hill and ‘Office Automation’, and ‘Fundamentals of Computers’ by McMillan India. His articles have appeared in leading publications like DataQuest, FORCE, InformationWeek and HT Mint. His papers have been published by international think tanks like EastWest Institute. In his role of public advocacy, he has authored and presented policy papers on reasonable security practices, encryption policy, extending of binding corporate rules to the service providers under the EU Data Protection Directive, and recommendations on the proposed privacy law in the country. He has commented on the security and privacy concerns of the UID project, and presented the same at RISE international conference on security, privacy and ethics of biometrics.

Dr. Bajaj began his career as a Software Engineer at CAE Electronics in Canada. He has a Ph.D. (Physics) from McMaster University, Canada and a Master degree from Delhi University. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India and a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India.