Mr. Bharat Karnad Professor National Security Studies The Centre for Policy Research

Industry experts discuss Enterprise Security and IT challenges in D & B India conclave

D & B India conclave aimed to emphasis on need of awareness on enterprise security

In a critical business scenario, managing security risks has become a need for hour for enterprises as enterprises are more venerable to security risks like hacking, phishing, data leakages etc. With an aim to educate entrepreneur about Enterprise Security, Dun & Bradstreet India in association with Ricoh India and Sify Technologies organized the first annual conference on ‘Managing Security Risks – The need of, the hour’ in Mumbai on Tuesday. Industry experts shared their valuable inputs on New Age Challenges for Chief Information Security Officers and Security & IT Challenges faced by companies in the current scenario in the event.

The event kick started with a keynote by Samiran Ghosh, Asia Technology Leader, Dun & Bradstreet who presented shocking statistics on cyber crimes in India in last one year.

“Between 2013 and 2014, increase in recorded security incidents outpaced growth in smartphone users which is an alarming trend. Being a developing country, India is more prone to cyber attacks. Last year nearly 14,000 websites were hacked in which there were nearly 300 government websites. India is among top five countries in the world and around 42 million people fell victim to cyber crimes.  This information is enough to understand the importance of cyber security”, Mr. Samiran Ghosh said.

Delivering the special address at the event Mr. Bharat Karnad, Professor – National Security Studies, The Centre for Policy Research (Former Member (First) National Security Advisory Board, National Security Council; Former Adviser, Defense Expenditure) said, “Internal security is very critical in IT industry. With anti social elements challenging the law and order system in the country, enterprises definitely need a robust enterprise security strategy in place.”

“Cyber brigade specially constituted to damage our IT infrastructure posing a great threat to sensitive enterprises in the country like defense. We need to educate IT professionals to fight with cyber attacks. This is conclave will help people in understanding the drivers of security and insecurity” he said adding “We have extraordinary entrepreneur spirit. We need to exploit it to the full extend.”

Speaking on the topic, “New Age Challenges for a Chief Information Security Officer”, Ms. Anuprita Daga, Chief Information Security Officer, Reliance Capital Limited said, “Only change is constant, whether it is in technology or business model. Today’s need of the hour is about how soon you adapt to the change. Being information security leader it is very important to get early alarm at analyzing risk, report to management and try to keep risk exposure as less as possible.”

Also present at the seminar were Lt. Col. Rohit Shukla, Chief Security Officer & Deputy General Manager – Security, IDBI Bank Limited, Ms. Ashalatha Govind, General Manager & Group Chief Information Security Officer, State Bank of India, Mr. Joydeep Dutta, Group Chief Technology Officer, Central Depository Services (India) Limited, Mr. Sudip Banerjee, Chief Technology Officer & Head – Enterprise Risk & Compliance Group, Reliance General Insurance Company Limited, Mr. Rajesh Thapar, Group Executive Vice President & CISO, Yes Bank Limited, Mr. Vishal Salvi, Partner, Advisory, Cyber Security, PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Limited and Mr. Mannan Godil, Chief Information Security Officer, Edelweiss Securities Limited.

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