Advocate Prashant Mali is the founder and president of Cyber Law Consulting, a specialized law firm and the Chairman of Cyber and Law Foundation, an NGO. He is also a legal counsel at Bombay High Court for criminal and civil matters. With a wealth of 20 years of experience, he also trains professors, judges, police, military on electronic evidence, cybercrime, cyber laws, privacy and cybersecurity.\nAt CIO Year Ahead 2018, Mali hopes to enlighten the country\u2019s top IT heads on how to protect enterprise data in today\u2019s parameter free environment.\nHis priority clients include Aditya Birla Group, RBI, Deloitte and NSE. Mali has received several awards and recognitions including the \u201cCyber Law & Cyber Security Lawyer of the Year: 2014\u201d by Indian National Bar Association.\nHe has also conducted numerous workshops on cyber law, and cybercrime for Siemens, Maharashtra Police, NASSCOM, Indian Air Force and UGC.\nAdditionally, he has authored several books on cyber laws and cybercrime in English, Hindi and Marathi, and regularly contributes to a horde of forums and publications like CTO Forum, CA Journal, India Today and DataQuest. His writings focus on cyber law, cyber crime, privacy law, econtracts, software piracy, data theft, digital signatures,mobile security, cloud computing as well as other cyber issues.\nMali was invited by\u00a0Oxford University\u00a0to present a paper on Cyber terrorism & International Law," and has won several noteworthy cases under the IT Law. He has been a panelist and speaker at many notable national and international seminars and conferences across the country.\u00a0\nHis educational qualifications include a\u00a0Masters in Computer Science, Masters in Law and a PG certificate in "Cyber Defence and Information Assurance, Cyber Security, Cyber Defence, Cyber Forensics and Cyber Warfare."