CISO Platform Annual Summit, 2020 Highlights

We wanted to share with you some of the amazing moments from “Annual Summit, India 2020” @ Bangalore on 21 & 22 Feb. We had over 700+ attendees including CISO and SACON attendees sharing knowledge through Taskforce Presentations, Panel Discussions Round Tables, Workshops and more making the conference a huge success.


Some Exciting Sessions & Task Force Meetups:

1. Keynote Session & Turbo Talks:

  • Keynote By Nandan Nilekani: Democratizing India's Digital Economy - 3 big ideas of the last decade Aadhar, UPI, Account Aggregator
  • Keynote by James Stanger: Surfing today's emerging tech - A policy based approach
  • KeynoteTurbo Talk: Leadership -The Power of Influence 
  • Turbo Talk: State of Security of Indian Companies
  • Keynote Turbo: Minimalism to Mindfulness - Practical Strategies & Tactics for stress management
  • Keynote By Monojit Choudhury: Evolution of AI : Past, Present, Future

2. Fellowship Program 

We launched the fellowship program which is a unique program focussed to groom the next generation security leaders by the security veterans.

  • Board & Stakeholder Management (Prabhakar Mallya)
  • Building CyberSecurity Strategy (Gupta Boda)
  • RiskManagement Frameworks (Rajiv Nandwani)
  • CISO Mind Set, Role, Board & Management Expectation and Capacity Building (Dr Lopa Mudraa Basu)

3. 1000+ Product Comparison (Open Source)

  • We are glad to inform that security Product Discovery & Comparison Platform is now part of CISO Platform
  • We launched it as a open source community driven project
  • For more details:

4. Kids Awareness Initiative

  • Post our kids awareness pilot training for last 2 years this year we are working to get 100 schools signed up for this program, pan-India
  • Under the collaboration of CISO Platform & Cyber Peace Foundation we will sign up 100 schools for the Kids Cyber Safety Initiative’. We launched the collaboration at the conference along with Rakesh Maheshwari (Group Co-ordinator Cyber Laws and e-Security Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)), Vineet Kumar (Cyber Peace Foundation)

5. Startup Award Recognition

  • In our cyber security community one of the biggest pain-point is to know what startups have to offers. As a community initiative, we have tried to make it easier for CISOs to discover security products.
  • Startups presented in a closed door session to the jury member
  • Based on the jury's collective decision, the Top 3 CyberSecurity startups were selected and felicitated during the after noon session

6. Launched Top 20 Influencers (India)

7. Panel Discussions & War Games

  • Building SOC: Critical success factors & vendor Evaluation criteria
  • Third Party Risk Management : Checklists, Frameworks & Tools
  • Emerging Security Trends in 2020
  • Cyber Security Best Practices for 2020
  • Offensive Security : Frameworks, Tools & Best Practices
  • First 90 days plan after joining as a CISO
  • Reference Architecture for a Multi Cloud Environment
  • Presenting Security to your Board & Managing your Stakeholders


8. Playbook Round Table:

  • SDLC Security Gap Analysis: Discover the missing security links in your chain
  • Ideas-Budgets-Reality :Speaking the language of the CEO and the Board
  • Dynamic Cyber Defence Transformation
  • Zeroing-In on Zero Trust Security
  • Implementing Cloud Workload Protection Technology
  • Offensive Security & Attack Surface Analysis
  • Managing 3rd party & Supply Chain Risks
  • Shadow IT Risk management

SACON Workshops:

  • Threat Hunt
  • Windows Malware 101: Reverse Engineering and Signature Generation
  • Radio Communication
  • The open group (CFS) - Zero Trust
  • Building SOC Using Open Source Tools
  • An introduction to Data Privacy
  • Personal Data Discovery & Mapping - Challenges faced, Methodologies & Tools employed
  • India's Personal Data Protection Bill - an overview
  • An Architectural Approach to Data Privacy
  • Security vs Privacy - A Zero-Sum Game?
  • Implementing a Privacy Program in a large Conglomerate: Challenges & Learnings
  • Challenges & Approach
  • Privacy in Technology: Kickstart of the Hackathon
  • Darkweb 
  • The Power of API
  • Kubernetes hacking demo
  • Practical exploitation of IoT Networks & Ecosystems

Fun Sessions:

  • Mentalist Show
  • Caricature Artist
  • Book signing by - Nirmal John : "BREACH"

Photo Album

Some great photographs have been compiled into an album. Help us Tag you ( Tag yourself ) and let us know if you want to add some pictures you took at the event. Email -

  • Here's the Photo Album link - Click Here
  • Here's the CISO Platform 100 Recognition Photo Album Link - Click Here
  • Please upload any good event picture we missed and you took (Community Folder) - Click Here

P.S. We are yet to collect some of the presentations, post collection we will send you the links to presentations too

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