The launch edition of it-sa India 2018 – India’s IT Security Expo & Conference – concluded its proceedings on 25th May, 2018. Organized by NürnbergMesse India, the two-day event was held at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai and attracted more than 800 attendees.
The event was launched after carefully considering the major drivers of IT security market in India which included growth of internet penetration, data theft, rise in the usage of smart handled devices in India, globalization and liberalization amongst other things.
On display were 30+ brands showcasing the latest innovations and cutting-edge technology including Kaspersky, Sophos, Gajshield, Siemens, Avira amongst others. Germany and France were present at the expo through official pavilions led by TeleTrust and Business France respectively.
Ms. Sonia Prashar, Managing Director, NuernbergMesse India , outlined the reasons to bring it-sa to India : “As India continues to aggressively pursue the Digital India vision, we continue to see significant data breaches and cyberattacks across all sectors. Prevention is possible, and that means prioritizing our risks and focusing efforts to minimize those risks is important. The first edition of it-sa India succeeded in providing a perfect platform for Industry experts and solution providers to discuss, deliberate and showcase latest technology which is the need of the hour”.
The conference program at it-sa India powered by Deloitte, featured discussions and presentations on a series of relevant and innovative themes including Artificial Intelligence, Evolution of Robotics, Authentication and Privacy, General Data Protection Regulation, Digital data etc. amongst others.
Featuring some of the top experts from the Industry, the program highlighted and brought to the forefront key issues which will play a significant role in shaping the future of the Industry.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Vishal Jain, Partner, Deloitte India said “Technology and Information are the cornerstones of digital transformation. This transition to digital era has ushered in a new security paradigm at a national level and has brought to fore the challenges of cyber security.
The need of the hour for India Inc is to re-evaluate their strategic priorities, by introducing a risk-based, proactive and iterative mechanism in the value chain. As India continues to aggressively pursue the Digital India vision, it would be essential for CXOs to draw a new and thoughtful security strategy that addresses the key challenges of cyber security,”.
Other highlights included Exclusive Round Table discussions with leading CISOs (Chief Information Security Officers) led by PwC, Ernst & Young, Deloitte.
A Special session on the topic of “Protecting Data through Standards and Certification” was also organized in cooperation with GIZ. Representatives from the Standardization, Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) Directorate of the Ministry of Electronics and Information (MeitY), Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Data Security Council of India (DSCI), Quality Council of India (QCI), DSCI – Promoting Data Protection, TeleTrust - IT Security Association Germany, German Engineering Federation (VDMA), the Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE), TÜVs, and several German companies as well as the German Consulate participated in the exchange. The event was organized on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, by GIZ – the German Agency for International Cooperation – in collaboration with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC).
Participants welcomed a closer cooperation between India and Germany and emphasized the need for consistent data protection regulations across countries.
Exhibitor and visitor feedback at the event was positive, especially with respect to the products on display and the quality conference content. Mr. Sonit Jain, Managing Director, GAJSHIELD, said “We appreciate it-sa India for organizing a concentrated security event that provided us with a platform to meet fellow security enthusiasts. We’d like to also participate in future events for leveraging our brand presence and business.”
Mr. Milind Nanal, CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER (CISO), Volkswagen India Private Limited while appreciating the premiere edition of the event, said “it-sa India was a very well-organized event and succeeded in bringing security professionals, solution provides, consultants everyone under one roof”.
The next edition of the event will take place in Mumbai in 2019. For further details please contact Ms. Rucheeka Chhugani : [email protected]
The second edition of it-sa India 2019 — India's IT Security Expo 6 Conference — concluded its proceedings on 16th May, 2019. Organized by NurnbergMesse India, the event was supported by TeleTrust, Data Security Council of India, FICCI and the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, Deloitte was the Ifnowledge Partner for the event. It was held at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai and attracted more than 900 attendees.
The event gained wider relevance considering the growth of major drivers of IT security marI‹et in India which included growth of internet penetration, data theft, rise in the usage of smart handled devices in India, globalization and liberalization amongst other things.
On display were the latest innovations and cutting-edge technology including prominent brands IiI‹e Siemens, SAP, TeleSoft, 6lobalSign, Invest in Bavaria, Widas , HIIf Vision amongst others
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Around 30 participants from government, subordinate organisations, and the private sector discussed the role of standards and certification for the security of Internet of Things (loT) devices at an Indo-German expert worI‹shop on 16 May 2019 in Mumbai. The expert worI‹shop tooI‹ place at the side-lines of it-sa India, India's IT security expo and conference.
IoT devices — networI‹ed products and devices which are non-standard computers — are increasingly being used by individuals and companies across sectors. Whether in manufacturing, healthcare, smart home or interconnected vehicles, cyber security solutions are needed that prevent negative impacts for people's health and privacy, business activities, the environment, and national security. Given the international relevance of IoT device security, India and Germany collaborate on effective responses by the public and private sectors.
The workshop was attended by senior officials from the Indian Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food 6 Public Distribution, the Indian Ministry of Electronics and IT, the Bureau of Indian Standards and representatives from German and Indian companies and industry associations. In his presentation, Dr. Dennis-ltenji ItipI‹er from the University of Bremen gave an overview of new regulations in Germany and the European Union (EU) related to the security of IoT devices. The event was organized on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, by GIZ — the German Agency for International Cooperation — in collaboration with the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) and the Indo-6erman Chamber of Commerce (IGCC).
Conference program at it-sa India
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The conference program at it-sa India powered by Deloitte, featured discussions and presentations on a series of relevant and innovative themes including Combatting threats through new age technology, increasing importance of cyber insurance, assuring a secure ecosystem, growing demand for cyber talent etc.
Featuring some of the top experts from the Industry, the program highlighted and brought to the forefront I‹ey issues which will play a significant role in shaping the future of the Industry.
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