InfoSec Global added a new feather in her cap through a mega InfoSec Summit since last year. This year “InfoSec Global 2017”, the international InfoSec summit took place at The Park, Kolkata on 3rd November, 2017.
Govt is devising many strategies for the benefit of citizens on cyber. Law enforcement authorities are doing their work at the ground level. Enterprises taking lot of initiatives to implement tools, technologies, processes.
The challenge is how to bind these all-together, how to aggregate efforts, consolidate and converge in order to make it meaningful for the society and civilization? InfoSec Foundation is trying to drive this across the globe.
InfoSec Foundation intends to work as voice of citizen where we bring in all stakeholders together to create a more aware and responsive ecosystem. Connect and extend initiatives that have not reached the targeted audiences, find gaps and demand raise the silent voice so that it reaches the ears of policy makers and functionaries.
Summits, CIO Roundtables, Print Journals, Cyber Security Help lines, Cyber Security Curriculum for next generation – these are few envisaged areas we have already started working in India, Bangladesh, UK and Africa.
Ignite cyber security!! That’s the mantra. And to enkindle it, Infosec Foundation had taken the important responsibility through the International InfoSec Summit. The first summit took place last year 18th November, 2016 and the same is followed by this year on 3rd November, 2017 in Kolkata. The event was important for the eastern eco system to leverage the opportunity to meet the best CYBER SECURITY EXPERTS from all across the subcontinent and gather some of the most tenacious knowledge regarding cyber security.
‘International Security in Digital India-Threat, Challenges and Opportunities’ was the theme for the 2nd International Infosec Summit in Kolkata this year. The program was designed for the leaders from the field of IT Infrastructure, Data Security, and Information Security.
Major topics were discussed in the event are cyber security issues in Bangladesh, Digital Forensics, creating new generation cyber militants, Cyber Economics, and much more. The event was conceptualized exclusively for creating a mutual platform for all the stakeholders who are engaged in Information Security.
The event had witnesses array of speakers across industry. Dr. Sanjay Bahl, Director General, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (ICERT) was the Chief Guest of the program. Shyamal Datta (IPS – Retd, Former Director – IB, Former Governor of Nagaland) , Debasish Sen (Additional Chief Secretary-IT, Govt of Bengal), Vineet Goel, IPS (Addl CP I, CISO-Govt. of Bengal) and Mr. Hari Kusumakar, IPS (Addl CP IV) joined him along with the Infosec Foundation Chairman in the gracious inaugural ceremony.
Other eminent personalities like Bratya Basu (Honourable MIC-IT, West Bengal), Rama Vedashree (DSCI-NASSCOM); Dr. B. M. Mehtre (IDRBT); Col. Inderjeet Singh (Smartcity Expert, Ex-Director – Military Intelligence at Ministry of Defense); Vivek Srivastava (ReBIT – Reserve Bank); Deepak Kumar (Digital Forensic Expert), B.M. Zahid-Ul Haque (CISO-Brac Bank Bangladesh), Harish Agarwal (Partner, Ernst & Young), Somak Shome (Director, PWC) had enriched the audience with their deep insight in the domain.
Cyber Security Domain experts like Shrikant Shitole (FireEye), Nitin Varma (Palo Alto Networks), Sudeep Das (IBM), Manuj Kumar (Symantec), Kapil Awasthi (Checkpoint), Rishikesh Kamat (Netmgic), Subramanian Udaiyappan (Cisco Systems), Akshay Verma (Global Insurance), Partha Sarathi Das (Tata tele Services) had also added substantial valued to the content of the conference.
There were 250+ people attended the event with delegations from all leading corporates, enterprises, academia, government, law enforcement agencies, manufacturers, providers etc. Anandabazar Patrika (ABP), Accenture, Allahabad Bank, Bandhan Bank, UCO Bank, United Bank of India(UBI), BRAC Bank-Bangladesh, Balmer Lawrie, Bridge & Roof, BSI, Capgemini, CESC, West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company (WBSETCL), Criminal Investigation Department (CID) – West Bengal, Bidhannagar Cyber PS, Kolkata Police, Exide, Genius, ICRA, ISACA, Jadavpur University, Jayashree Textiles, Linde Global, M.N. Dastur, MCKV Institute, Meghbela Broadband, Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology, NASSCOM, National insurance, Neotia Group, NIA, CBI, NIC, NSHM, Onprocess Technology, Protiviti, PWC, Ernst & Young, Sahaj E-Village, Sillycon, Simplex Infra, Spencers, SREI Infrastructure Finance, Srijan Bhumi, TCG Digital, Techno India, TATA Pigments, Tractors India, TUV, Vedant Fashions, Vikram Solar, VISA Steel, Webel, ITC were few names of the key attendee organizations.
The audience were mainly from senior management, decision makers in the stature of MD, CEO, CIO, CFO, COO, GM etc. The event had great deliberations in exchanging thoughts, knowledge, ideas, and case studies on cyber security among the speakers, audience, attendees, participating stakeholders. The same had not only generated great enthusiasm over networking, but also generated direct business opportunity.
4th Edition of InfoQuest (the dedicated print journal of Information security) got unveiled during the summit. The print journal is working as a great tool as the mouthpiece of the industry in cyber security domain.
The event strengthened the thoughts driven by Infosec Foundation with the overwhelming support from all corners and laid the foundation for more positive vibes towards upcoming Infovision(CIO Roundtable), InfoQuest (Print Journal), Infoconnect (Cyber Security helpline) and well as next years International Infosec Summit. Infosec foundation had recognized several individuals for their significant contribution in the domain and the same was was followed by instrumental music.