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India’s CISO Dr. Gulshan Rai flags off InfoSec Global 2018 

One of India’s biggest Summits on cyber security, InfoSec Global 2018 flagged off in Kolkata today with keynotes and addresses from key dignitaries and stakeholders 

InfoSec foundation, a non-profit platform dedicated to cyber security hosted the InfoSec Global Summit 2018 at The Park Hotel, Kolkata on the 16th of November 2018. The foundation with such events works on a collaborative framework to blend users, manufacturers, police, government, providers, policy makers, law and law enforcement, prosecution and other respective stakeholders. The primary is creation of an environment conducive to Cyber Security and the impending need of bringing all Industry verticals together to further this initiative.

Under this banner a series of Cyber Security Conference in India have taken place. “InfoSec Global in 2017 witnessed some path breaking developments in the domain. The event had experienced national and international speakers, delegates across industry verticals including Chief Guest Dr. Gulshan Rai, Chief Cyber Security, PMO, Govt. of India, Shyamal Datta, IPS (Retd.), Former Director – IB, Former Governor of Nagaland, Debasish Sen, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Information Technology & Electronics, Govt. of West Bengal, Hari Kusumakar, IPS, Secy Co-ordination, Home & Hill Affairs and State Cyber Crime Coordinator, West Bengal, Sushobhan Mukherjee, Chairman, InfoSec Foundation and CEO, Prime Infoserv and Sanjay Mahapatra, Chief Editor Enterprise IT World who performed keynote duties at the inauguration of the 2018 event.

The daylong conference will have a number of key sessions where experts will touch a number of topics including ‘Evolution of Cyber Resilience in Digital India’ by Dr. Ajeet Bajpai, Director General, NCIIPC; ‘Cyber Crime, Cyber warfare, International Cyber Law’ by Vaishali Bhagwat, Partner VP –Shintre & Associates; ‘Digital Transformation is demanding “Tear down These Walls”’ by Michael Joseph, Director, Systems Engineering, Fortinet; Panel Discussion on ‘Beyond Compliance- Security Challenges For Financial Services Industry’ by AkshayVerma, Global Insurance; Gautam Kapoor – Partner, Risk Advisory, Deloitte India; AhmedRokibur Rahman, AVP, Head of ICT, Woori Bank, Bangladesh; Debasish Ghosh, Chief Internal Auditor – Srei Group, President – Institute of Internal Auditors; ‘Integrated Architecture Approach to Securing your Enterprise’ by Vishak Raman, Director, Security Business, Cisco India & SAARC; ‘Security Orchestration and Managed Defense’ by Anup Deb, IBM Resilient, Singapore; ‘Paradigm Shift of Indian Cyber Security’ by Dr. Amar Prasad Reddy, Director General, National Cyber Safety and Security Standards; ‘Vulnerabilities around Blockchain’ by Gant Redmon, IBM, United States. This is followed by a Panel on ‘Cyber Security Capacity Building – Turning Knowledge Into Performance’ with Sanjay Das, Deputy Secretary, Information Technology & Electronics, Govt. of West Bengal, Debasish Dey, Professor and Director, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Ashok Sharma, Co-founder, and CTO, QOS Technology, Dr. AmlanChakraborti, Professor & Director. AK Choudhury School of IT, University of Calcutta; ‘Threat Hunting’ by Ishtiyaq Ahmad Shah, Security Consultant, FireEye; ‘Infrastructure Security’ by Dinesh O Bareja, COO – Open Security Alliance; ‘Building Next Generation Cyber Defense’ by Arijit Samanta, Regional Head, East India & Bangladesh , Kaspersky; ‘Rising Threats of Darknet’ by Ritesh Bhatia – Director – Cybercrime Investigations, V4WEB Cybersecurity. The evening session is marked by a highlight panel discussion on ‘Taking Cyber Security To The Board Room’ with Partha Sengupta, Vice President, ITC Infotech, Gigi Joseph, CISO, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Michael Joseph, Director, Systems Engineering, Fortinet, Arnab Bhattacharyya, Partner, Ernest & Young and Mohammad Zahinul Islam, Managing Director, lnterExchange Solutions Limited, Bangladesh. The sessions will conclude with a tech talk of ‘5G Security’ by Rana Sarkar, Ericsson and finally the Vote of Thanks by Pritam Bhattacharyya, Editor, InfoQuest Magazine.

Infocon Global took birth as a concept in March, 2016 post Bangladesh Bank cyber fraud. This is one of the stepping-stones in our “Vision 2025” roadmap. The Initiatives of the foundation range from arranging events, seminars, workshops in Kolkata, Bangladesh, UK and Africa, working under a close collaborative manner with Nasscom, DSCI, PRSI, BNCCI, CERT, NCIIPC, IDRBT, CDAD, Webel etc. A big part of this is taking initiatives to address the burning needs on Citizen Awareness.

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