By Akanki Sharma
New Delhi: The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) and the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) together organised the “10th Annual Information Security Summit” on Dec 16-17, 2015 at J W Marriott in New Delhi.
The two-day summit that started with the lighting of the traditional lamp, saw participation of various industry experts and a large number of senior officials from the government sector.
The participants dwelt at length upon the present-day cyber threats and implementation of possible solutions to neutralise those. A number of issues like Simplifying Security, Data Breach, Internet Fraudsters and Cyber Security Risk, among others, were addressed by them.
Addressing the audience, Kartik Shahani, Regional Director-India & SAARC, RSA, said, “While we have seen growth of technology, threats have also increased. With the large number of applications people are using these days, it is becoming difficult to remember the passwords. So, we require solutions to protect the data of all those accessing Internet.”
Taking the proposition forward, NIIT Chairman Rajendra S Pawar said, “By the time cyber security industry becomes $35 billion, which is our target for 2020, we are looking at greater people’s participation in this, directly or indirectly.” He went on to reflect on how people’s participation can take the security industry to the next level.
“Making Prevention a Reality with the Power of a Next-Generation Security Platform” was the theme of the presentation of Riyaz Tambe, Head of Systems-Engineering, India & SAARC, Palo Alto Networks. He talked about the common trends in data breaching, like past-based Firewall, Static IPS, use of O-Day Malware and ID certificates. He also said that 100 per cent visibility is one of the pillars of effective network security. The security platforms, like Wildfree, Threat Prevention Security and UKL Filtering, provided by Palo Alto Networks were also introduced to the audience.
Satinder Singh, Director-Technology, India & SAARC, FireEye Cyber Security, underlined that for prevention of threats, the prerequisites are early detection and instant response for quick containment.
“Intelligence and expertise in threat detection and initiating counter-measures are as important as technology itself,” he concluded.
A number of people also came up with suggestions and reactions on Twitter, with #AISS15 trending on the popular social networking site.