The programme was organized in association with Information Technology and Electronics Department, Government of West Bengal and West Bengal Electronics Industry Development Corporation Limited (WEBEL). Dr. Gulshan Rai, Chief of Cyber Security India graced the occasion along with Mr. Talleen Kumar, IAS, Principal Secretary, Information Technology and Electronics Department, Government of West Bengal.
The Chamber released a Thought Paper on the occasion of this Conclave which is available on the Chamber website, http://www.bengalchamber.com/. Mr. C S Ghosh, Managing Director and CEO, Bandhan Bank joined the Opening Session of the Conclave sharing his views on security in banking and finance. Mr. Atul Gupta, Partner, KPMG addressed the Conclave on the subject, “Information Security strategy, technology & insight”.
Session I, following the Opening Session, addressed three aspects of Cyber Security:
• Emerging Trends of security threats by Mr Nikhil Donde, Managing Director – IT Consulting, Protiviti India
• Analytics, Social Media, Internet of Things, Cyber Security – How they Intersect? by Mr C N Raghupathi, Vice President & Head – India Business Unit, Infosys
• Capacity Building of Cyber Security - Mr. Sudipto Jena, Associate Director, TCG Digital
Mr. R N Lahiri, Chairperson Emeritus, Information Technology Committee moderated the Session.
The Conclave included two Discussion Forums:
• Cyber Security: Across Sectors &
• Stakeholders of Cyber Security
The first Discussion Forum addressed the security issues across various sectors of business – Finance and Banking, E-Commerce, Start Up, etc. The Forum was joined by:
• Mr. Ashwin Srivastava, Co-founder & Director, Idein Ventures – Start Up
• Mr. Saurabh Chandra, Head of IT, Myntra – Ecommerce
• Mr. Bhaswata Sinharoy, General Manager, Wipro Limited – Managed Security Services
Mr. S Radhakrishnan, Past President, The Bengal Chamber and President, TiE Kolkata moderated the Session.
The second Discussion Forum brought together the stakeholders of cyber security. The Forum was joined by:
• Mr. Barnik Ghosh, Senior Associate, Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan
• Mr. Biswajit Maiti, Associate Partner & IT Leader, GBS Client Innovation Centre, IBM India
• Col. A K Nath, Executive Director, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC)
• Mr. Kuntal Siddharth, Cyber Crime PS, Kolkata Police Mr. R N Lahiri moderated this Forum as well.
The programme addressed:
• With thousands of viruses generated everyday and threats from across borders, what must governments and corporations do to protect their information assets?
• The IT infrastructure extends beyond the corporate firewall. What steps have the Indian enterprises taken to prevent leakage of confidential information?
• How does India Inc. ensure that confidential information is not stolen or compromised?
• At the level of the individual, what are the measures that one should be at least aware of in the realm of digital security?
The programme brought together the Government, the Judiciary, the Police and Law Enforcement Agencies, Information Technology users, Developers and Consultants – all on a common platform. Cyber security is a multidimensional problem that transcends the risk management and response capabilities of any single community — technology, defence, law enforcement, public policy and business.
The Conclave had a footfall of nearly 300 from the IT sector, Corporates (users of IT), senior Government officials, Consular Corps and the Media.