Current State Analysis

Do you know how many licenses you have? If you do, then the second question is – do you know how many licenses are being used or are you short? If you are over licensed it is obvious you have spent more money than you should have… BUT… if you are under-licensed then you are engaged in software piracy and are at risk of paying hefty fines or may face closure. Frankly it does not matter if you have 2 machines or 200,000! Call us for a CSA, a license risk health check – in a week we will carry out a software inventory in your organization (local or global) and tell you how many installations you have, whether you are over or under licensed so you can assess your liability risk or plan your next purchase.

Learn more about SOTISITO – a service designed to help you get firm control on the software assets and risks in your organization.

Software Asset Management

Our team of experienced SAM professionals can undertake a in-depth license audit – this will give you the full picture of legitimate and rogue software installations across your enterprise. Machines / users that are not compliant and, finally, a reconciliation with your purchased assets. You will be able to quantify the risk of penalties faced due to license non-compliance covering all applications.

Once this audit is carried out, you can opt to retain our services and outsource your license management to us and never fall foul of the law. Bring your license risks down to near zero levels (remember that zero risk state does not exist and if anyone can guarantee this it will be nice if you avoid that consultant). Our team will participate in software buying decisions and strategy development, we will conduct periodic assessments across your network to report license compliance and rogue applications.

Continous License Monitoring

Once you have had a license audit, life does not stop. Your business is running, daily, and license use may be dynamic and this requires continuous monitoring – to ensure that you do not go above your entitlement or add assets when you may be already holding some.

We help keep control on your license baseline which means optimum utilization of your license assets as well as safety from the risk of penalties in event of a license audit.


We provide professional trainings on IT Asset Management, Software License Management, ISO14770, Data Classification, License Risk Management. In addition, we also provide user awareness programs on Software License Risks, Threats and Opportunities. View the programs we are offering and feel free to contact us.

Who we are?

We have extensive experience and skills in various information security domains

Welcome to OSA Indian thought leadership in digital Security brought together by a group of professionals having extensive knowledge and experience in technical and business domains relating to Information Security, Governance, Risk, Compliance, BCP/DR etc.

OSA welcomes all individuals from within the IS profession and you may be working in InfoSec or in Audit or in any Department in your organization or may be an individual who was passing by - you are interested to know about information Security or want to participate in the alliance as a contributor........ you want to Be The Change!

Our Mission:

  • Unbiased cutting-edge & real world Information Security and Impact research
  • Eradicate myths & misconceptions.
  • Create awareness & education
  • Provide value
  • To innovate, develop and spread a culture that brings security and business professionals together


  • India specific security environment
  • To evolve as one of the leading applied research organizations specialized in computer security
  • Conduct research / surveys to measure threats and risks
  • Increase security awareness Help various stakeholders make informed decisions.
  • Contribute significantly to the security community
  • Develop usable security solutions

Our Work

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Project Name: SAM

Project Description & Details

Software licenses are usually un-managed - assets that are out of sight seem to be out of mind. Overlooking license management is dangerous to the health of the organization and this has been proven time and again when companies have had to pay hefty fines for non compliance. Software Asset Management is a discipline which helps take care of licenses and is the iceberg which can 'titanicize' an organization.

July 21, 2013
Dinesh O Bareja

Project Name: Information/Data Security Awareness

Project Description & Details

A security awareness presentation created for an audience of senior officials from MTNL (India's foremost telecom PSU). The presentation covers fundamentals of Information Security, it's evolution, present day risks from the IT and Telecom infrastructure perspective

November 25, 2013
Dinesh O Bareja

Project Name: Keep Your Laptop Safe

Project Description & Details

Good practices and awareness program to keep your laptop safe.

October 06, 2010
Dinesh O Bareja

Project Name: Information Security Management

Project Description & Details

Information security training is incomplete which ever way one sees it - the techie lacks a lot of stuff and so does the non-techie. This is a concept to make changes and build an education program which will actually create professionals having good skills.

April 05, 2013
Dinesh O Bareja

Project Name: It's all about Compliance

Project Description & Details

The primary driver for Information Security is compliance, in any organization, be it public, private or government.

October 08, 2011
Dinesh O Bareja

Project Name: Business - IT Allignment

Project Description & Details

Aligment of IT and business is a chimera and everyone is chasing it. Achieveing alignment will provide great value to the organization.
Presented at ISACA Annual Conference in Chennai.

October 06, 2010
Dinesh O Bareja

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