In a Digital Era, cyber security is at the heart of socio-economic development


The NASSCOM-DSCI 10th Annual Information Security Summit (AISS) 2015 got underway today at New Delhi. The summit was inaugurated by Dr Arvind Gupta, Deputy National Security Adviser and Secretary, National Security Council Secretariat, Government of India.

AISS is India’s largest annual gatherings of the senior information security professionals and decision makers from the government, industry, solution providers and user community, from India and abroad. This year over 700 delegates and 163 eminent speakers representing diverse perspectives are set to immerse themselves into intense deliberations, debates, interactions on policy and business critical issues, gain in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience from government, business, security and privacy leaders.

Dr Gupta while highlighting the significance of cyber security in his inaugural address said, “As the world is going digital with every passing day, cyber security has to be at the heart of our socio-economic developmental initiatives. It is an important element of foreign policy due to its close knit with national security, public safety and economic development.”

On dealing with the issues of cyber space he said, “Challenges in the cyberspace cannot be handled alone. It requires a continuous multi-stakeholder, collaborative and knowledge-sharing approach. The immense knowledge-exchange opportunity provided by this Summit is truly unique. It is meets the contemporary needs and requirements of the cyber security and privacy professionals and business leaders.” Dr. Gupta highlighted the need for self-reliance in strategic technologies.

Nandkumar Saravade, CEO, DSCI, said, “AISS has proven to be a consistently fulfilling experience for key stakeholders working on the cyber security and privacy agenda in India. It has become the definitive annual cyber security event for professionals to apprise themselves of the latest policies, strategies, trends and tools to better handle the ever-changing threat landscape. With the universal rise in cybercrime across borders, it is imperative that organisations in government, business and other sectors protect themselves using the best people, processes and technologies. – The Summit helps all stakeholders update themselves and effectively perform their role of keeping vital assets guarded.”

Key highlights this year include, focussed sessions on contemporary trends and evolutions in cyber security and Privacy through roundtables, workshops and breakfast meets and policy issues through track and plenary sessions. The Summit will have include features like DSCI Excellence Awards honouring the organisations and individuals, idea briefing at the DSCI innovation Box-Most Innovative Idea of the year competition, poster competition for students, product displays at the exhibition stalls and several key notes.

Some of the thought-provoking topics to be covered in the Summit are Cyber Security and Privacy Policy, Security Architecture, SCADA Security, Big Data, Smart Cities, Security Automation, Internet of Everything, APTs, Reverse Engineering, Cyber Forensics, Robotics and Cyber Security industry development.

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