The 16th Edition of the Annual Information Security Summit (AISS) organized by Data Security Council of India (DSCI), a NASSCOM Initiative, is set to take place virtually from December 15 to 17, 2021. The event will focus on the wide spectrum of cybersecurity and data protection through insightful keynotes, panel discussions, fireside chats, and workshops spread across three days.
Information security is a vital aspect for organizations, especially those dealing with customer data and critical information. In the current scenario of remote work and increased digitization, the internet has become one of the key aspects to connect and conduct business. However, outside the organisational networks, the threats increase manifold. Due to the pandemic, the modes and frequency of cyberattacks have increased further and cyber security is a boardroom topic now.
To answer the changing dynamics of cybersecurity and to find out ways as to how organizations can prepare themselves – DSCI is conducting the 16th edition of AISS virtually – considering safety regulations and travel restrictions of the attendees and participating organizations. AISS brings all relevant stakeholders from the Industry, Academia, Research, Government, Think-tanks, Startups, and Policymakers together on one platform for focused outcome-driven security discussions.
AISS 2021 – key highlights
This year’s AISS 2021 will cover the broad focus areas of cybersecurity and data protection to give attendees insights into the evolving cybersecurity landscape.
The event has an eclectic line-up of speakers and subject matter experts including names like Mr. Ambarish Kumar Singh, CISO, Godrej & Boyce; Mr. Agnelo Dsouza, CISO, Kotak Mahindra Bank; Mr. Arvind Sivaramakrishnan, Chief Information Officer, Apollo Hospitals; Mr. Argha Bose, Head, Cyber Security Practice, Tata Advanced Systems Limited and many more who will share their perspective on cybersecurity through different sessions and formats.
The event will also host parallel track sessions, sectoral meetups, fireside chats, Masterclasses, and sub summits.
One of the key highlights of the summit is the 11th edition of DSCI Excellence Awards which will reward organizations and individuals who have taken proactive and innovative security and privacy efforts to address real risks, build resilience, increase trustworthiness, and create a conducive business environment amid these unprecedented times.
Other key highlights of AISS 2021 include
- 150+ global speakers and leaders
- 45+ knowledge led sessions and panel discussions
- 40+ sponsors, partners, and exhibitors
- 9 deep-dive workshops
- 20+ Keynote addresses
- 4 sub-events – Hackathon (14th Dec), DSCI Innovation Box (15th Dec), DSCI Excellence Awards (16th Dec), and Digital Forensics Sub-Summit (17th Dec)
Broad focus areas of AISS 2021
The event agenda consists of a diverse set of themes, contexts, multiple tracks, and plethora of activities – planned across three days of engagement and learning for the delegates. This edition will talk about broad areas of:
- Cyber Security Leadership
- 5G Security and Digital Security
- Security Kinetic Impact
- Security Engineering and Consolidation
- Crypto Possibilities
And many other trending cybersecurity topics as discussed below.
What types of topics will be discussed at the AISS 2021?
The event will see some astounding keynotes and sessions. Here are a few sessions you just cannot afford to miss:
- How to Stop Ransomware Pandemic? (Plenary Session)
- Cloud Security Governance – Drivers, Capabilities, References, Principles, Areas, & Coverage (Track Session)
- Resiliency for Digitizing Enterprises – Refining Recovery & Continuity in the age of Extreme Digitization (Track session)
- Crisis Management – Individual Effort, Collective Actions, & National Preparedness
- Innovation for Digital Innovation – Privacy Engineering to Enabled Digital Innovation (Panel discussion)
- Cloud and Managed Security – Managed Security Services in the Paradigm of Cloud
The above is just a glimpse of the topics that will be discussed during the three-day virtual conference. Check out the full schedule here.
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Who Should Attend?
C Level Executives – Chief Executive Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Innovation Officers, Chief Digital Officers, Chief Privacy Officers
Technology & Innovation – Digital Transformation Experts, Data Scientists, Policy Makers & Influencers, Public Policy Makers, Think Tanks, Regulators, Government, Government CISOs, Research Scientists, Security Teams
Security & Privacy Professionals – Heads of Information Security Functions, Forensic Experts, Solution Architects, Consultants, Implementers & Managers
Academia & Research: Security Researchers, Academic Leaders, Institutional Heads, Scholars
Why AISS 2021 is a must-attend?
The event is a one-stop knowledge hub for all cybersecurity and data protection enthusiasts. Amongst the increasing cybersecurity threats and exposed vulnerabilities, you are getting the golden opportunity to listen to cyber experts from across India and around the world from the comfort of your home.
The event is free to attend.
Sponsors and partners
The event has Kaspersky, Microsoft, Qualys, and Ramognee Technologies as the Platinum sponsors.
The Gold Sponsors include names like Paloalto Networks, Tata Communications and VMware. Dell Technologies is the technology partner.
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Check out other key sponsors here.
With less than a week’s time left for the event, register for the event now.