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Sajay Rai

Center for Cybersecurity & Intelligence Studies Advisory Board Member

Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Advisory Board Members are not routinely on campus
Room: N/A

Biography

Sajay Rai has more than 30 years of experience in information technology, specializing in information technology processes, IT architecture, security, business continuity, disaster recovery, privacy, IT audit and information risk. He is the founder and CEO of Securely Yours LLC. Securely Yours LLC is focused on delivering innovative solutions through delivery channels like Software-as-a-Service, Managed Services and traditional IT consulting. His clients are in the financial, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, federal and state agencies and utility industry. He also served as a member of his firm’s Partners Advisory Council.
Prior to starting Securely Yours LLC, Rai was a partner with Ernst & Young (EY) LLP for 10 years and was responsible for the information advisory practice in the Detroit Metro area. He also served as the national leader of EY’s Information Security and Business Continuity practices. His clients included General Motors, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Yazaki North America, Tecumseh and Federal Mogul.

Rai has also worked with IBM for 13 years, most recently serving as an executive of the national Business Continuity and Contingency consulting practice. He was instrumental in starting the company’s Information Security consulting practice and managing its information technology consulting practice in Latin America.

He co-authored the book, Defending the Digital Frontier – A Security Agenda, which guides business and IT executives on how to develop an effective and efficient information security program within their enterprise. He also co-authored Institute of Internal Auditors’ publications of “Sawyer’s Internal Audit Handbook 6th Edition” and the publication of IIA’s Global Technology Audit Guide (GTAG) No. 9 on the topic of Identity and Access Management.

Rai is a member of IIA’s Professional Issues Committee (PIC). He also serves on the board of ISACA Detroit Chapter, IIA’s Detroit Chapter, Society of Information Management (SIM) Detroit Chapter and as a member of Walsh College’s Accounting Advisory and Technology Committees. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences on information security, business continuity, disaster recovery, technology strategy and is frequently quoted in magazines and newspapers. He has also served as expert witness in litigation cases in the area of information technology and information security.

He holds a Master’s degree in Information Management from Washington University of St. Louis, and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Fontbonne College of St. Louis.

 
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