Rohas Nagpal is a blockchain evangelist and Chief Blockchain Architect of Primechain Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
In the past 17 years, he has investigated cyber crimes and data breaches for hundreds of organisations across dozens of sectors including aerospace, banking, defence, enforcement, IT, manufacturing, media, medical, pharmaceuticals, shipping and trading.
He developed an interest in virtual currencies and blockchain technology while investigating a case of organized criminals using bitcoin. Since 2011, he has been working extensively in the blockchain domain.
He is actively involved in several open-source blockchain projects including:
- YobiChain - a private blockchain ecosystem preloaded with development tools, database, web & FTP servers and 4 blockchain applications .
- The PT-BSC (Primechain Technologies - Blockchain Security Controls), which prescribes security controls for blockchain implementations .
Rohas has designed the Blockchain Basics Bootcamp, a free online course in blockchain technology .
He has also founded Global Blockchain Network (GBN) – the trade association for the blockchain industry .
Amongst other achievements, Rohas Nagpal has:
1. Co-founded Asian School of Cyber Laws in 1999.
2. Assisted the Government of India in drafting rules and regulations under the Information Technology Act.
3. Led the team that developed Collaborative Online Investigation Network (COIN), an interactive platform empowering the world's enforcement agencies to tackle cyber crime & other cases involving digital evidence.
5. Developed the ASCL Volatile Evidence Retrieval Tool (Vertool) for quick evidence retrieval from Windows computers.
6. Authored 18 books & whitepapers, including the Cyber Crime Investigation Manual, which has been referred to as a “bible for cyber crime investigators” by Times of India – the world’s largest selling English newspaper.
7. Manages the Global Cyber Law Database - the most comprehensive database of cyber laws for all countries.
8. Co-founded LeapCourses.com – a platform for 50+ quick and free online courses.
Some of my recent articles are at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rohasnagpal/recent-activity/posts/
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Publications & Paper Presentations
Some of the books authored by me include:
- “Cyber Crime and corporate liability” published by Wolter Kluwers.
- “Commentary on the Information Technology Act”, published by Asian School of Cyber Laws.
- “Cyber Crime Investigation Manual”, published by Asian School of Cyber Laws. This has been referred to as a “bible for cyber crime investigators” by Times of India – the world’s largest selling English newspaper.
- “Cyber Crime & Digital Evidence” published by Asian School of Cyber Laws. This book was provided to the delegates of the National Consultation meeting on Enforcement of Cyber Law held at New Delhi on 31st January 2010. This meeting was organized by National Project Committee on Enforcement of Cyber Law (Supreme Court of India) in association with Cyber Appellate Tribunal, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology, Department of Information Technology, Government of India and National Legal Services Authority (NALSA).
Papers authored by me include:
- Internet Time Theft & the Indian Law - white paper prepared for the Corps of Detectives, Karnataka Police, September 2001.
- Legislative Approach to Digital Signatures - paper presented at the First World Congress on Computer Law organized at Ecuador, Oct, 2001.
- Legislative Approach to Digital Signatures - paper presented at the International Law Seminar organized by ISIL at New Delhi, in Oct, 2001.
- Indian Legal position on Cyber Terrorism, Encryption and preventive measures on behalf of the Karnataka Police for Otto Schily, Interior Minister, Federal Republic of Germany (30th October, 2001).
- Defining Cyber Terrorism - paper submitted at the National Seminar on Human Rights and Terrorism on 9 and 10 March 2002 at Nagpur, India.
- The mathematics of terror - paper submitted at the National Seminar on Human Rights and Terrorism on 9 and 10 Mar, 2002 at Nagpur, India.
- Cyber Terrorism in the context of Globalisation - Paper presented at the UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Globalization and Human Rights” held on 7th - 8th September, 2002 at Mumbai, India.
- Cyber Terrorism - A Global Perspective – Paper presented at the Second World Congress on Informatics and Law held at Madrid, Spain from 23rd - 27th September, 2002.
- Internet Draft titled Biometric based Digital Signature scheme – which proposes a method of using biometrics to generate keys for use in digital signature creation and verification.
- Intellectual property law and cyberspace - presented at the seminar on intellectual property rights conducted by the Department of Civics and Politics, University of Mumbai in 2006.
- Compromis titled "The Case concerning Cyber Terrorism" for the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 2002 (USA).