National Cyber Security Summit & Awards

20th November 2019

TEC, DoT, Government of India

“Digital Transformation & Innovations in Cyber Security, ICT based on 5G, IOT, Blockchain, AI, VR, Big Data & other new technologies and Linking Education with ICTs Capacity Building & Employability” along with International Education Summit for Digital Transformation on 10th April, 2020 live virtually at UN ITU WISIS platform Geneva

Opening Remarks delivered by Dr. Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary-General, ITU.

Last year such conference was organized on 10th July and 21st July, joined by 386 delegates including participation from Swiss, Morocco, Mexico, Sudan, Africa, Kuwait, Ghana, Zimbawe, Botswana, China, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Lebanese etc. and following key note speakers: 

·        Prof. (Dr.) RL Godara Vice-Chancellor VMOU, Kota

·       Dr. Antriksh Johri, Director (IT & Project) & Chief Information Security Officer. CBSE, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India

·       Dr. Akshai Aggarwal Professor Emeritus; Former Vice-Chancellor of Gujarat Tech University, formerly Director, School of Computer Science at University of Windsor, Canada Windsor, Ontorio

 1st National Cyber Security Summit & Awards 2019

20.11.2019 TEC,DOT India

This was first of its kinds and was the best opportunity available to get recognition by Eminent Personalities in Cyber Security Sector and Leaders from ICT Arena along with “National Roundtable Conference on Cyber Risks for Corporates” on 20th November, 2019 at 300-600 PM at Manthan Hall, TEC, New Delhi.

CMAI Association of India organized 1st National Cyber Security Summit & Awards 2019 which was a competition and recognition of the winners amongst the most important achievements in Cyber Security Arena in our Country, with active participation in the Summit.

The Conference discussed the draft of Cyber Risk Handbook for Corporate Boards of Directors/Stake Holders/Industries specifically adapted for India.

The conference was joined by various stakeholders of cyber security domain including followings:

1. Sh Shekhar Dutt, IAS (Retd) Former Dy NSA, Former Defence Secretary, Former Governor Chhattisgarh

2. Dr Larry Clinton, Chairman, Internet Security Alliance (ISA) USA

3. Dr Gulshan Rai, Former Advisor NCSC

4. Shri Arvind Chawla, Sr DDG TEC

5. Sh. Narender Nath, Joint Secretary, NCSC

6. Sh. R Shakya, DDG Security, DOT (confirmation awaited)

7. Sh PK Singh, DDG (Telecom Security), TEC

8. Sh Pavan Duggal, Advocate Cyber security.

9. Sh PK Malhotra, Former Secretary Law

10. Col. Inderjeet Brar, Director General, Cyber Security Association of India.

11. Sh Saket Modi, CEO Lucideus-Cyber Security

TEMA CMAI has entered into a Memo of Understanding with the Internet Security Alliance to produce a Cyber Risk Handbook for Corporate Boards of Directors specifically adapted for India.

Over the past several years the ISA has produced a series of handbooks on cyber security specifically targeted to the needs and unique roles that corporate boards --- as opposed to corporate management -- have in promoting enhanced cyber security. One of the ISA's goals is to develop and promote a coherent and unified and effective conceptualization of cyber security at the board level announcing on a global basis since both modern business and modern cyber attacks are largely international in nature.

ISA has already collaborated and produced unified versions of this handbook for the US, UK, Germany, Latin America, and a pan-European edition. An additional version is under development for Japan. The format for the development of the handbooks is to use a recent version of the handbook produced in a USA/UK and discuss and deliberate and review the same among Corporates, Government officer, Cyber experts, industries, technocrats etc. A structured discussion will be held to ascertain appropriateness off the content for India and suggest changes to be incorporated to make it relevant for India.

Two items are particularly noteworthy about this. First, the handbooks have proven to be extremely popular with both industry and Government. Among the ISA partners who have assisted in developing and have endorsed and are promoting and distributing the previous handbooks are: The National Association of Corporate Directors (US), the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Department of Justice, The European Conference of Directors Associations, The Cyber Security Council of Germany, the German Government's Cyber Security Agency (BSI), The Organization of American States, and The Japanese Federation of Businesses.

Second, and perhaps more importantly, the Handbooks have been independently assessed and found to actually improve cyber security practice. Price Water House Coopers in their annual Global Information Security Survey reported that corporate boards are increasingly listening to the advice in these handbooks and that is leading to substantially increased cyber security budgets, improved risk management, closer alignment of cyber security and overall business goals and helping to create a culture of security in those organizations that use the handbook.

CMAI Past and Present Partners-

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), All India Council Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD), Commonwealth Telecommunication Organization (CTO-UK), Department of Telecommunication (DOT) Govt. of India, Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Association of Indian Universities(AIU), National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT), ITU-APT Foundation, Geneva/India, Telecom Export Promotion Council (TEPC) etc.

This was the best opportunity available to get recognition by Global leaders ICT & Cyber Security Sector. The award recognized all sorts of Categories in Cyber Security . This program was also consisted of a summit where various issues were addressed and an interaction between Government and Administrators of Cyber Securities Expert helped to find better prospective.

Needless to say, winning the National Cyber Security Awards 2019 was amongst the most important achievements that enabled members to clearly differentiated members in comparison to other’s.

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