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 : firstname.lastname@example.org