International Cyber and Information Security Conference 2021
‘Cyber Security -Global Perspective’
15 -17 MARCH 2021
The conference was held over three days from the 15th to the 17th of March, 2021 titled “International Cyber and Information Security Conference”. The welcome address was given by Mr Cleo Pascal, an International Advisory Board Member of GCTC. The Inaugural session was initiated by the following Speakers: Dr Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi [IAS (Retd), Chairperson GCTC, International Cyber Security Conference & Executive Council Member-GCTC], Dr. Kanwal Sibal [IFS(Retd.), Chairman, Advisory Board, Global Counter Terrorism & Former Foreign Secretary, Government of India], and Dr. Shekhar Dutt [SM, IAS (Retd.), Patron-GCTC & Former Governor & Defence Secretary, Government of India].
The Keynote session had speakers to the likes of Dr. Ajai Chowdhry [Founder- HCL Future opportunities for India in Cyberspace], Prof. Jagdeesh Kumar [Vice-Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University], Dr. Sanjay Behl [Director General, Cert-in, Ministry of Electronics and
Information Technology, Government of India], Sunjoy Joshi [Chairman, Observer Research Foundation] and Dr. Gulshan Rai [Former National Cyber Security Coordinator, Prime Minister’s Office, Government of India].
Session 1 was titled “Cyber Security and Critical Energy Infrastructure” moderated by Mr Alok Vijyant [Cyber Evangelist, NTRO]. The Keynote Speakers for the session were Mr Tarun Kapoor [IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India], Vivek Kumar Dewangan [IAS, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India]
and Mr. Anup Vikal [Chief Financial Officer & Head-Legal, Nayara Energy]. The Speakers for the Session were Mr Yigal Gueta [CEO-Scada Sudo, Israel], Mr Narayan Raman [CISO, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd.] and Mr Yask Sharma, [CISO, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.] After a brief note By Air Marshal Anil Chopra [Director General, CAPS], Session 2, titled “Cyber Security-Global Perspective” was held and moderated by Dr. Madan Mohan Oberoi, Executive Director, Interpol. The Key speakers of the session were Latha Reddy [IFS(Retd.), Co-Chairman, Global Commission on Stability in Cyberspace & Former Deputy National Security Advisor, Government of India], Erez Kreiner [Vice-Chairperson GCTC International Cyber Security Conference Former Director, National
Cyber Security Authority, Israel], Prof. Sadie Creese [Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford &
Co-Director, Oxford Cyber Security Centre], Enrico Carisch [Managing Director, CCSi, USA], Ilia Rozhnov, Head of Digital Risk Protection APAC | Group-IB and Dr. Paul Vixie, [CEO, Farsight Security, U.S.A.].
On Day 2 of the Conference, The Keynote Session was held by Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Rajesh Pant [National Cyber Security Coordinator, Prime Minister’s Office, Government of India], Rand Waltzman [Adjunct Senior Information Scientist, RAND Corporation, USA], Col Uri Bin Yakov [Director, Development & Senior Researcher, The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), Israel] and Ken Muir [Global Advisory Board Member, LCM Security Inc., USA].
Session 3 titled “Cyber Security: Internal Security and Police”. The moderator of the Conference was Prabha Murti, [IPS (Retd.) Executive Council Member, GCTC & Former Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India]. The Key Speakers were Mr Pavan Duggal [Chairman, International Commission on Cyber Security Law], Mr Manoj Abraham [IPS, ADGP, Kerala Police], Mr Scott Warren [National Partner, Squire Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo Horitsu Jimusho, Tokyo, Japan], Lt. Gen. Vinod Bhatia Former DGMO, Indian Army] and Dr. Sunil Kr. Agarwal, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Session 4 was titled “Cyber Security in Banking and Financial Sector”, with the Session Moderator as Sudhakar Kaza [Chairman, Digit Secure India Private Ltd. & Former Managing Director, Bhartiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Ltd.] The speakers for the session were Dr. Madan Mohan Oberoi [IPS, Executive Director, Interpol], Anil Bhandari [Chief General Manager & Group CISO, State Bank of India], Yigal Gueta, CEO-Scada Sudo, Israel], Ilia Rozhnov [Head of Digital Risk Protection APAC | Group-IB], Dr. Hans Jakob Schindler [Senior Director, Counter Extremism Project, New York & Former Coordinator-ISIL, Al-Qaida & Taliban Monitoring Team, UNSC] and Ram Levi [Founder & CEO, Konfidas, Israel]. The title for the 5th Session was “Cyber Security: Strategic Defence Perspective” moderated by Erez Kriener [Vice-Chairperson GCTC International Cyber Security Conference Former Director, National Cyber Security Authority, Israel]. The speakers for this session were Rear Admiral Mark Montgomery [U.S. Navy (Ret.), Senior Director, CCTI & Senior Fellow, FDD, USA & Executive Director Cyberspace Solarium
Commission, USA], Rear Admiral (Dr.) Sanatan Kulshreshtha [Executive Council Member-GCTC & Former DG-NAI, Indian Navy], Dr. Christopher Ashley Ford [Former Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Proliferation, U.S.A.], Kabernik Vitaly Vladimirovich [Lead Expert, Institute of International Studies, MGIMO University, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russian Federation], Col. Sanjeev Relia [Cyber Security Expert],
Dr. Chakka Benarji [Dean and Professor of Law, VIT-AP University], and Yadhu Krishna [Founder, Tracelay].
The final day of the Conference began with a Keynote Session addressed by Admiral Jayanath Columbage (Retd) [Foreign Secretary, Government of Srilanka], Dr. Sudhir Kamath [DG MED & CoS, DRDO], Lt. Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain [Member-NDMA, Chancellor-CUK & Former GoC 15 & 21 Corps] and Erez Kriener [Vice-Chairperson GCTC International Cyber Security Conference Former Director, National Cyber Security Authority, Israel]. Session 6 of the Conference was titled “Cyber Security: Digital Technology Based Business’ chaired by Abhishek Singh [IAS, CEO, MyGov & CEO, NeGD]. Speakers for the same were Theresa Karunakaran [Former Director-Regulatory Affairs, Deutsche Bank,
AG], Jaspal Sawhney [Global Chief Information Security Officer, Tata Communications Ltd.], Dr. Jasim Haji [President, Artificial Intelligence Society, Bahrain], Ram Levi [Founder & CEO, Konfidas, Israel], Stephen Cutler [Former FBI], Ilia Rozhnov [Head of Digital Risk Protection APAC | Group-IB] and Dr S Suresh [Assistant Professor, Banaras Hindu University]. This was followed by a Keynote Session addressed by Justice Pratibha Singh [Delhi High Court], Brigadier Abhimanyu Ghosh [Senior Fellow, Cyber Security & Digital
Technologies, Delhi Policy Group & Former DG Cert-In], Justice L. Narsimha Reddy [Chairman, Central Administrative Tribunal] and Prof. T.V Vijay Kumar [Dean, School of Computer and Systems Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University]. The final session for the Conference was titled “Cyber Security: Cyber and Information Security Products and Services Industry”. This session’s moderator was Dr Sriram Birudavolu [CEO Cyber Security Centre of Excellence, Telangana, Hyderabad]. The Key Speakers for the session were Yaroslav Polyanski [Senior Data Scientist, Group-IB], Ken Muir [Global Advisory Board Member, LCM Security Inc, U.S.A], Ashley Taylor [CCSi, USA], Marquis Cabrera [Founder Chairman & CEO, Stat Zero], Sanjana Rathi [CEO & Co-Founder, Cyber Diplomat], Dr Chandrasekhar Buddha [Chief Coordinating Officer (NEAT), AICTE] and Dr Anshul Verma [Assistant Professor, Banaras Hindu University]. The Closing address of the Conference was made by GCTC Patron, Shashank [(IFS Retd.) Former Foreign Secretary, Government of India].