Enterprise CISOs converge at InfoSec Foundation Security Symposium 2018

After the conclusion of two city security symposiums in Bangalore and Kolkata, Enterprise IT along with InfoSec Foundation, organized its third City Security Symposium and Awards 2018 in hotel The Lalit, Delhi on 9 August 2018. Designed for the CISO, the event was aimed at bridging the knowledge gap among the CISOs. The main feature of the events was the convergence of leading cyber security thought leaders under one roof to exchange knowledge, discuss challenges and widen the cyber security solutions landscape for Indian enterprises.


The daylong summit featured tech talks and panel discussions focusing on the current security landscape in the country, present and future threats, and the future of information security technologies.

Besides, cyber security roadmap for financial sector, Industry 4.0, AI and blockchain, startups in IT security ecosystem, agility and flexibility in adopting cyber security for telecom, cloud, infra providers etc., were among the key topics discussed during the event.

The theme of the event was ‘Evolving Roles and Responsibilities for CISO in Protecting Digital World.’ The event was inaugurated by the Chief Editor of Enterprise IT World Sanjay Mohapatra along with eminent personalities including Sushobhan Mukherjee, Chairman, InfoSec Foundation & CEO, Prime Infoserv; Dr. Sanjay Bahl, Director General, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In); Dr. Ajeet Bajpai, DG, National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre, Govt. of India; Dr. J S Sodhi, Group CIO & SVP, Amity Education Group & Executive Director-Cyborg Cyber-Forensics & Info Security.

Dr. Bahl said, “In order to monitor, hunt and detect, apart from issuing alerts and advisories, we also give you the implementation of the best security practices and standards. We have in place the Cyber Swatchta Kendra – the botnet cleaning and malware analysis Kendra. This centre provides you information about whether any of your devices in your organizations have botnets, or malware or any vulnerable services. If you share your external IP range with us, we will be able to give you this information on a daily basis so that you can start taking action. This is a citizencentric service and we also provide free tools to downloading and cleaning your systems.”

Prof. Triveni Singh (IPS), Additional Superintendent of Police, Cyber Crime, STF, UP Police, said, “Uttar Pradesh Govt. is more focused on cybersecurity. We have created two cyber crime police stations with jurisdiction area of the entire state. It has 23 cyber labs. We are working on capacity and ecosystem building in order to fight cybercrime. We also have got our trainers trained by various organizations including the premier organizations like CBI and NCRP. Last year we have recorded more than 3000 cases. Now we are thinking of creating a separate vertical to deal with cybercrime.

The government of Uttar Pradesh is also thinking of setting up Cybercrime University in Lucknow. In order to tackle the social media spreading wrong news, we are also contrastingly monitoring the social media.”

Regarding this event, he said, “It is a good event for spreading awareness. Besides, it is also a place where a lot of solutions are available from the vendors. I would suggest, apart from the Tier-1 cities, you need to do in Tier-2 cities.”

Dr. Sodhi said, “Technology and Information have become the new mantra of the digital transformation. We are witnessing a connected world with new business and culture orientation. Business is being transacted at the speed of light and billions of dollars are transferred across the globe. This transition from the industrial to the information era has created a new security paradigm – new threats to national and human security. With large scale of automation and rapid penetration of ICT, developed nations are enjoying a much better-quality life but this also makes them more vulnerable to cyber interventions. On the other hand, the rising aspirations, easy access and low cost of ICT of the developing nations have created different kinds of security issues. New threats of cybercrime and cyber terrorism, cyber espionage and Cyberwar have emerged making Cybersecurity a strategic imperative at the regional, national and international levels.”

The highlight of the evening, however, was Cyber Sentinels Awards 2018 which were given to recognize the work of leading CISOs and security leaders from across sectors for being an able custodian to their organization’s data by implementing the right security tools and policies.

The award winners had been finalized by a jury consisting of eminent cyber security experts, veteran CISOs, and information security journalists.

This event was concluded by Sanjib Mohapatra, Publisher, Accent Infomedia Group who gave away the vote of thanks. He concluded by saying, “It was a matter of pride to see the large amount of Cyber Security leaders that formed a part of the event. The event was designed to address the challenges faced by India’s Cyber Security community today and reinforce the infrastructure and domain knowledge through insightful tech talks and panel discussions featuring renowned Enterprise CISOs and Security Experts.”


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