Introduction

In 2021, India’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) traced over 14 lakh cybersecurity incidents. It has forced the organizations have changed their investment priorities, and 4 out of 10 organizations in India have initiated, or are planning to initiate, investment in cyber security by focusing on areas such as customer identity and access management, zero trust architecture, managed security services, cloud security and endpoint security, according to Global Digital Trust Insights Survey. Further, as per Gartner, by 2025, 40% of the Board of Directors will have a dedicated cybersecurity committee overseen by a qualified board member, up from less than 10% today.

India being the fastest-growing market in terms of digital technology adoption is actually broadened the attack surface ranging from payments, e-shopping, WFH, interconnected devices, and even hybrid work networks. Which is why, there is an alarming need to implement a cohesive and resilient cybersecurity strategy, rather than approaching the cybersecurity journey in disconnected silos.

Data, operations, and technology running in silos makes the overall cyber ecosystem very complex to manage, thus increasing attack vulnerabilities. It results in various critical consequences, including financial losses, lack of resilience and inability to sustain growth in the long term. Hence, the organizations need to realign themselves on striking a balance between in-house resources and managed services, and moving to next-gen technologies from legacy systems.

Against this context, Mint, India’s most revered business publication and portal, brings to you – The Cybersecurity Summit - a hybrid evening that will bring together industry experts and torchbearers to deliberate on the cybersecurity best-practices, its implementation, challenges and solutions, thus carving a roadmap for the future.

Key points of discussion

  • Securing the remote workspace with Zero-Trust
  • The Future of Security Operations
  • Transitioning from EDR to XDR-Driving better security outcomes
  • AI in Security-The Key to Stop in-progress attacks
  • Hardware-based Security-Securing the weakest-link

Event Highlights

  • Exclusive discussions & insights into the Cybersecurity landscape of the country
  • 2 Fireside chats and 3 power packed Panel Discussions with policy makers, thought leaders and industry captains
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Guaranteed viewership of over 10 Lakhs
  • A high volume marketing campaign across digital, social and print media, delivering more than 2 million impressions

Agenda

2:00 PM onwards
  • 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

    Welcome Address &Keynote:Security - A New Block for the Board

    According to Gartner, by 2025, 40% of the Board of Directors will have a dedicated cybersecurity committee overseen by a qualified board member, up from less than 10% today. At present, the cybersecurity journey of the majority of organizations today is approached in the form of disconnected silos. However, to make it integrated, has emerged as a priority for the board members to ensure that their company is properly secured against a cyberattack.

  • 2:15 PM – 2:40 PM

    Panel Discussion 1: Securing the remote workspace with Zero-Trust

    With the onset of the pandemic, the evolving remote and hybrid workforce has broken the shackles of the security perimeter. Hence, operating in this new setting brings its own set of challenges. Through this discussion, we would like to deliberate on best practices to ensure continued protection and how organizations can implement the zero-trust approach beyond perimeters and differentiated data workspaces? Also, as the remote workforce situation continues to evolve, what does the broader future of security look like?

  • 2:40 PM – 3:00 PM

    Fireside Chat: The Future of Security Operations

    Addressing false positives is becoming one of the major roadblocks of traditional SoCs as threats become more complex and voluminous. For a robust security strategy, using the right components, including an appropriate IT security platform and team, adaptable security operations can be implemented to safeguard businesses. However, there’s a lot of hype about what the future holds for security operations and how to reduce the fatigue of security analysts. So, what will it be like in the future? Also, how one can build an adaptive, future SOC to address the current and the long-term requirements.

  • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

    Networking Tea & Coffee

  • 3:30 PM – 3:40 PM

    Special Address

  • 3:40 PM – 4:05 PM

    Panel Discussion 2: Transitioning from EDR to XDR-Driving better security outcomes

    Considering the complexity of the endpoint attacks, EDR may not be the most efficient resource today. This is where XDR comes into the picture, where endpoint security works seamlessly with other security controls, including identity, network, and email to defend against attacks. Through this discussion, we would like to understand more about what is XDR and how does it can help security professionals to gain better visibility and neutralize the attacks earlier? We would also like to understand, how one can drive faster threat response and better security outcomes from the endpoint security with XDR.

  • 4:05 PM – 4:20 PM

    Fireside Chat

  • 4:20 PM – 4:45 PM

    Panel Discussion 3: Hardware-based Security - Securing the Weakest-link

    At the moment, most ransomware attacks can bypass the endpoint security systems and are often difficult to trace. Hence, there is an alarming need to highlight the importance of mitigating hardware-based attacks. Through this discussion, we would like to understand the challenges associated with hardware security and the best practices to navigate the entire hardware security journey.

  • 4:45 PM – 5:00 PM

    Fireside Chat: AI in Security - The Key to Stop in-progress attacks

    Ransomware attacks can disrupt businesses at any time, and the cybersecurity workforce within the organization cannot usually respond in time. This Fireside chat will emphasize the need for automated response techniques that can initiate targeted action to stop the attacks in progress without hampering the business continuity. How AI can help your cyber workforce recover faster and be prepared for future attacks?Speakers:Amit Sharma, Director and Advisor(Cyber), Department of Defence(R&D), Ministry of Defence, Government of India

  • 5:00 PM – 5:10 PM

    Closing Remarks


Speakers

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Bithal Bhardwaj

Global CISO, GMR Group
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Dr. Yask

CISO, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
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Amit Sharma

Director and Advisor (Cyber), Ministry of Defence, Government of India
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Abhishek Bansal

Head Non-Financial Risk & Chief Information Security Officer, Max Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
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Mukesh Sharma

CTO, Paisabazaar.com
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Anil Sharma

Senior Director, CTO, AMESA,, PepsiCo India
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Jayant Chauhan

CPTO, Honasa Consumer Pvt Ltd (Mamaearth)
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Vinod Bhat

Chief Information Officer, Vistara - TATA SIA Airlines Ltd.
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Dr. Pavan Duggal

Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Chairman, International Commission on Cyber Security Law
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Akshay Garkel

Partner & Leader, Cyber, Grant Thornton Bharat LLP
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Anand Tiwari

Partner, Risk Advisory, Deloitte

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