Businessworld Connects With Security Leaders, Launches 1st CISO Strategy Summit

The two city event, organized in Delhi and Mumbai, saw participation from top enterprise security leaders.

Businessworld organized the 1st CISO Strategy Summit on 11 August, 2016, in Delhi NCR (Gurgaon). The day-long event saw more than 80 top information security practitioners participating in it and discussing top-of-the-mind issues confronting them. The day started with one of the most discussed topics in the realm of enterprise security these days – the Internet of Things (IoT). The panel discussion comprised top technology leaders like KK Chaudhary, Executive Director – IT & IS, LANCO Group, Chander Khanduja, CIO, Luminous Power Technologies, Kapil Mehrotra, CIO, HCL Healthcare, and Archie Jackson, GM-IT, NHS Shared Business Services. Moderated by Yashvendra Singh, Executive Editor, BW CIOWorld, the session threw light on the important of balancing risk even as enterprises were going all out in deploying IoT. As Chaudhary said, “According to estimates, by 2020, 50 billion devices will get connected to the Internet, thereby opening up a whole new world of analytics. However, IoT can be a double-edged sword. While this new trend promises data exchange like never before, it also opens up an enterprise to vulnerabilities.” The panelists talked about how security leaders can skirt challenges associated with IoT to create new business models, enhance productivity, and generate new revenue stream for their companies. With the banking and financial industry continuously confronting modern threats originating from opaque sources, cyber sabotage and espionage that are destabilizing the critical infrastructure, it was only apt to discuss information security in the BFSI vertical. The panel discussion on ‘BFSI in a Fluid Threat Landscape’ was moderated by Sivarama Krishnan, Partner & Leader – Cyber Security Services, PwC India.  The panelists Puneet Kaur Kohli, Group CIO, Bajaj Capital, and Sumit Gupta, VP-IT, Bank of America, deliberated upon how CISOs in the banking vertical stayed ahead of hackers and breaches. Enterprise technology leaders Mukesh Kumar, CIO, TPG; Dhananjay Prasad, CIO, Hero BPO & Hero Mindmine; Rajiv Nandwani, CISO, Innodata; and Debabrata Nayak, CISO, Huawei Telecommunication debated on how to secure cloud and mobility in enterprises. They also provided insights into the new approaches that could be adopted to secure the two big trends of mobility and cloud permeating corporates. The session was moderated by Damanjit Uberoi, Executive Director, EY. The last session of the event -- What’s next for Information Security? – moderated by Jayant Saran, Partner – Forensic, Financial Advisory, Deloitte India, provided a peek into the future. Vipul Anand, Group CIO, Jindal Steel & Power; GG Rao, Vice President (IT & Digitization), Usha International Limited; and Atul Nigam, CIO, Micromax Informatics were the participants in the panel discussion. The 1st CISO Strategy Summit was supported by Akamai (Gold partner), Kaspersky Labs, Winmagic and Bluecoat (Silver partners) and Forcepoint (Technology partner). The two-city event was organized in Mumbai on 5 August, 2016.  


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