NASSCOM-DSCI Annual Information Security Summit 2011

In the recent months, the world has witnessed cyber attacks on high-profile targets like Pentagon, IMF, Epsilon, Citigroup, websites of CIA and CBI, among many others. Needless to say, these attacks have again brought into focus the need for cyber security and data security in a renewed way. It is the individuals and organizations – both in corporate and e-Governance – which, while protecting their own data, raise the level of cyber security.

It is only through implementation of best practices that organizations can achieve higher levels of security. This has been re-validated by DSCI Surveys and Excellence Awards 2011, where organizations with strategic, proactive and innovative security efforts have stood out.

As always, NASSCOM-DSCI Annual Information Security Summit will address the current security challenges against the backdrop of these high profile attacks. It will provide a pioneering platform for establishing the significance of security and privacy within national and organizational ecosystem where the providers of solutions, users of solutions, and the thought leaders and regulators come together to contribute to the future of data security.

The Summit will feature the announcement of Indian Cyber Cop Award which will recognize, reward and honour a police officer who has done the most outstanding investigation in solving a cyber crime.

The issue of Cyber Crimes is emerging as a big challenge for Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) around the world and, India is no exception. With its growing economy, huge IT industry, increasing rollout of e-Governance and online applications and burgeoning tech-savvy generation of citizens – all are very attractive for organized cyber criminals to target India and its citizens. Some of the LEAs in India have taken proactive steps to build capacities to address the investigation needs of cyber crime. DSCI operates 8 cyber Labs across the country with the help of DIT and Industry support and have so far trained 9000 police officers. DSCI has also developed a ‘Cyber Crime Investigation Manual’ to help and guide the police officers in cyber crime investigations using cyber forensic tools and standard operating procedures. In order to encourage the police officers who have put in extra efforts to learn cyber forensics to solve cyber crimes.

The details of the award are available at: India Cyber Cop Award

The Summit will provide security leadership in the country, even as it will be the meeting place for those who seek or provide security solutions. It will provide an opportunity to connect with delegates, speakers, thought leaders and service providers from various industry verticals like Banks, Telecom, IT/BPO, Manufacturing, Energy etc. The Summit will feature panel discussions, round tables, solutions demos, product launches, case studies and technical trainings. In addition to these, there will be an Exhibition where solution providers will showcase their offerings.

This year, the focus is on the different approaches for dealing with cyber security and national security; data centric security, and challenges in mobile and cloud computing. Through discussion on these topics, the Summit aims to provide awareness on new challenges, threats and vulnerabilities; strategic direction and practical guidance; introduction to new approaches & practices and insights into market development and movements.

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Event Agenda

Day-16th December 2011
0900 to 1015Inaugural and Key Note Address
  • Welcome Address: Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj, CEO, DSCI
  • Theme Address: Mr. Rajendra Pawar, Chairman, NASSCOM
    Inaugural Address: Ms Latha Reddy, Deputy NSA
1015 to 1115Connecting the Dots between National Security & Cyber SecurityChair – Mr. Som Mittal, President,NASSCOM
  • Dr. Gulshan Rai, D.G, CERT-In
  • Dr. Arvind Gupta, Additional Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs
  • Mr. Bryan Sartin, Director, Investigative Response 
    Verizon Business
1115 to 1140TEA BREAK
1140 to 1200Emerging Cyber Threats
  • Mr. Bryan Sartin, Director, Investigative Response Verizon Business
1200 to 1300Cloud Computing - Clients Seeking (Re)assuranceChair – Mr. Akhilesh Tuteja, Partner,KPMG India
  • Mr. Sougat Ghosh, Senior Solution Strategist, CA Technologies
  • Mr. Manas Sarkar, Head Pre-Sales, India & SAARC Trend Micro
  • Mr. Eric Ashdown, Asia Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft
1300 to 1400LUNCH BREAK
1400 to 1420Exclusive Session
  • Mr. Pratap Kesarkar, Trusted Computing Group Member, Director, Technical Sales Engineering, Wave Systems
1420 to 1445Anti-spam Best PracticesChair – Mr. Ramnarain DDG-Security, DoT
  • Mr. Michael Michael O’Reirdan, Chairman of the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group
1445 to 1530Securing the Mobile InterfaceChair – Mr. Arnab Biswas, AVP & Head, Tata Teleservices Limited
  • Mr. Shayshi K. Bhalla, Regional Manager – SE, Symantec India and SAARC Region
  • Mr. Kumar Ranganathan, Principal Engineer & Manager, Intel
  • Mr. Sapan Talwar, CISO-APAC, Hewitt Associates
1530 to 1545What is shaping the future of cybersecurity?
  • Mr. Paul Nicholas, Senior Director, Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy, Microsoft
1545 to 1615TEA BREAK
1615 to 1700Security Beyond Compliance - DSCI Best Practices
  • Mr. Vinayak Godse, Director – Data Protection, DSCI
  • Mr. Vikram Asnani, Sr. Consultant, DSCI
1700 to 1800What makes CEO think about Security?Chair – Mr. Som Mittal, President,NASSCOM
  • Mr. Raman Roy, Chairman & MD, Quatrro
  • Mr. Rajesh Uppal, CIO, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd
1800 to 1900Recognizing the Best Practices: What Distinguishes winners? – Case Study presentations by Winners of DSCI Excellence Awards 2011
  • Chair-Mr. Ameet Nivsarkar, VP, NASSCOM
  • Mr. Ramesh G Kotian, Deputy VP, Information Security Group, HDFC Bank Ltd.
  • Mr. Piyush Kabra - Sr Manager (Risk Management), Cognizant Technology Solutions

India Cyber Cop Award 2011

1900 OnwardsNetworking Dinner
Day-27th December 2011
0930 to 1030New Attack vectors - Breaking comfort on existing Security Solutions?Chair – Mr. Milind G. Mungale, Sr. Vice President – IT, NSDL
  • Mr. Kumar Ranganathan, Principal Engineer and Manager, Intel Labs
  • Mr. Shayshi K. Bhalla, Regional Manager – SE, Symantec India and SAARC Region
  • Mr. Mahesh Gupta, VP Business Development- Borderless Networks, Cisco Systems, India & SAARC
  • Mr. Abhilash V. Sonwane, Sr. VP – Product Management, Cyberoam
1030 to 1120Advanced Protection for Advanced Threats
  • Mr. Ranndeep Chonker, India Regional Director, HP Enterprise Security
  • Mr. Alok Mohan Gupta, Security Architect – HP TippingPoint
  • Mr. Vishal Lanjekar, Sr. Consultant, India & SAARC HP Enterprise Security
  • Mr. Damanjit Singh Uberoi, Regional Consulting Lead , ArcSight
1120 to 1145TEA BREAK
1145 to 1245Increasing Data Breaches - Time to strengthen your armorChair – Dr. Y.K. Sharma, DDG, NIC
  • Mr. Wesley Culver, International Technical Sales Manager, GlobalSCAPE, Inc.
  • Mr. Shree Parthasarathy, Director, Deloitte
  • Mr. Balbir Singh, Development Manager, Innovation and Evolving Technologies, McAfee
1245 to 1315Security Blueprint for GovernmentChair – Mr. Shankar Aggarwal, Addl. Secretary, DIT
  • Mr. Roger Halbheer, Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft
1315 to 1415LUNCH BREAK
1415 to 1515Web of Trust in Danger?Chair – Mr. B.J.Srinath, Sr. Director,CERT-In
  • Mr. Anthony Lim, Regional Director, SecureAge Technology Pte Ltd
  • Mr. Ashish Tandon, Chairman &CEO, Indusface
  • Mr. D.S. Khatavkar (Atul), VP-IT Governance Risk & Compliance, AGC Networks Ltd.
1515 to 1615Security - How Big is the Opportunity?Chair – Mr. Ibrahim Ahmad, Group Director, Data Quest
  • Mr. Sudhir Sethi, Chairman and Managing Director, IDG Venture
  • Mr. Srinivas Rao, Co-founder &CEO, Aujas Information Risk Services
  • Mr. Sanjay Bahl, Chief Security Officer, Microsoft
  • Mr. Pavan Thatha, CEO, Array Shield Technologies
1615 to 1645TEA BREAK
1645 to 1730Security Trends that will shape Tomorrow's OrganizationChair – Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj, CEO,DSCI
  • Mr. Brad Maiorino, CISO, GE
  • Mr. Baljinder Singh, CIO, EXL
  • Mr. Abhay Gupte, Senior Director, Deloitte
  • Mr. Nitin Vig, Consulting Engineer, Juniper Network – India & SAARC
1730 OnwardsClosing Remarks
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  • Dr. Gulshan Rai

    Director General, CERT-In (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team)

  • Mr. Shankar Aggarwal

    Addl. Secretary, DIT

  • Mr. Ramnarain

    DDG-Security, DoT

  • Dr. Y.K. Sharma

    DDG, NIC

  • Mr. Paul Nicholas

    Senior Director, Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy, Microsoft

  • Mr. Roger Halbheer

    Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft

  • Mr. Pratap Kesarkar

    Trusted Computing Group Member, Director, Technical Sales Engineerin

  • Mr. Bryan Sartin

    Director-Investigative Response, Verizon Business

  • Mr. Mahesh Gupta

    VP Business Development- Borderless Networks, Cisco Systems, India

  • Mr. Sanjay Bahl

    Chief Security Officer, Microsoft

  • Mr. Brad Maiorino

    CISO, GE

  • Mr. Akhilesh Tuteja

    Partner, KPMG India

  • Mr. Wesley Culver

    International Technical Sales Manager, GlobalSCAPE, Inc.

  • Mr. Abhilash V. Sonwane

    Sr. VP – Product Management, Cyberoam

  • Mr. Kumar Ranganathan

    Principal Engineer & Manager, Intel

  • Mr. Ranndeep Chonker

    India Regional Director, HP Enterprise Security

  • Mr. Anthony Lim

    Regional Director, SecureAge Technology Pte Ltd


Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Session Sponsor

Special Feature Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Cloud Security Partner

Associate Sponsors

Delegate Kit Sponsor

Summit Handbook Sponsor

Book Store

Webcast Partner

Media Partner

Who Should Attend


  • User Organization – Banks, Finance, Telecom, Manufacturing, Energy
  • Government & PSUs
  • Technology & Service Providers
  • Security Product/ Services Companies
  • Academia


  • Business Leaders
  • IT Leadership
  • Security & Privacy Leadership
  • Security Professionals
  • Security Implementer | Administrator | Officer

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