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MITSOT – ISACA Conference on Cyber Security

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From being labeled as an unconventional career few years back, to now being celebrated as one of the most key career options Telecom today drives India’s growth. An important constituent of the acclaimed MAAER’s MIT Group of Institutions, which has a legacy of 33 glorious years of excellence in education, MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT) has played a pivotal role in manufacturing and nurturing talent to drive India into the future of communications.​

Established in the year 2007, MITSOT has proven to be a leading institution & premier place of learning in the country and attracts the best & brightest students. MITSOT is also the first Telecom Institute in India to be accredited with Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC). With flagship telecom programs and events, international faculties delivering full-fledged courses through their industry expertise massive Open Online courses inculcated in the academic pedagogy, MITSOT is an institute that has excelled to redefine telecom academics.

Th​e aforementioned Conference will have benefit of presence of renowned Experts from the Government, Police Department and Industry. It aims to focus on Understanding the Digital Age, its challenges and opportunities; a Panel Discussion on Technology Risk Management of Business, Career Chat for students’ benefit on Choosing a Career in Cyber Security and a Live Demo. One of the highlights of the Conference will be the Keynote Address by Mr Bhanupratap Barge, ACP & Pune Chief of Anti-Terrorism Squad who will, as part of his address, also focus on “TerrorStorm:the rise of Digital Terrorism“.​

Need to Focus on Cyber Security

As estimated by NASSCOM’s Cyber security Task Force, India needs 1 million trained cyber security professionals by 2025. The current estimated number in India is 62,000. Cyber security environment in India is fast changing due to growing realization of threats of cyber-attacks and cyber-crimes. India is presently facing many sophisticated cyber security problems and challenges that need attention of our policy makers. It is equally important to establish a strong, robust and resilient cyber security infrastructure in India on priority basis. This must include creation of offensive and defensive cyber security capabilities of India.

About ISACA:

ISACA (www.isaca.org) is a professional, non for profit organization with six thousand members in India and over one lakh members globally. ISACA certifications, research and frameworks are global benchmarks in areas of IT Security, IT Governance and IS Audit. ISACA has many years of experience creating knowledge, skills, standards and certificates. Over the past four decades, it has created highly respected certifications like CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls) and CGEIT (Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT). ISACA recently introduced a new Cyber security Fundamentals certificate. This will be followed by Cyber security Professionals certificates in mid-2015. Worldwide, there is a significant shortage of skilled cyber security  professionals.  The  Enterprise  Strategy Group  reports  that 83  percent  of  enterprises  lack the necessary skills to protect their IT assets. Through Cyber security Nexus, ISACA makes a firm commitment to address the skills crisis and do for cyber-security professionals what we’ve done (and will continue to do) for audit, control and governance professionals over the past 45 years.

Concept of the MIT-ISACA Students Chapter / group is as follows:

The group will be formed with minimum of 20 students who are interested in IT security domain. It will have one academic advocate who will be a full time teacher of the college. He will be member of ISACA and all members benefit will be provided to him. The first year of his membership is free. His role is to promote ISACA principles, standards and practices within the group. Students do not need membership to form a student group. This committee members can be changed as per your need and wish. The activities could be in the nature of – arranging lectures, workshops, competitions, conducting IT security awareness sessions at the campus etc. This group is recognized by ISACA, USA and once recognized its information will be displayed on the web-site. It will be associated with ISACA Pune Chapter and can take benefit of all the activities conducted by Pune Chapter. Students will immensely benefit as they will get a chance to interact with global leaders, will have access to high quality material developed by professionals across the globe, e-library and student community of the world. There is also an employment portal where students can upload their cvs and get alerts for requirements, provided they become members. Another attraction is ISACA has developed curriculum for IS Audit and IT security. The colleges can use this excellent material provided they fulfill certain criteria fixed by ISACA. SCIT, Pune has been recently approved to use this curriculum.

E-Waste recycling Management – Business Project

The dreams of MITSOT student’s turned into a reality when Lenovo launched “Start Off as a CEO” National contest in association with MIT School of Telecom Management, Pune in January 2016 on MIT Campus.

A Group of four students took their first step as an entrepreneur. The Team submitted their plan as per the prescribed format by Lenovo. The Business plan focused and generated solution on E-Waste recycling. The manufacturing process recycles all the electronic waste and converts it into useable and useful products. The venture has great potential to boost the Indian economy and free mother earth from all the impurities.

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The above Business Plan was shortlisted by Industry experts for the final presentation at IIT Bombay. Lenovo received 5000 entries from all over India and they selected the top 5 plans with a hit ratio of just one percent.

Lenovo made the arranged for stay of three consecutive days and provided all the necessary amenities to the 5 participants. The Groups were groomed by Industry Stalwarts and experienced professionals who key areas of Business plan like the Financial and market feasibility, etc. The event was attended by different companies and start-ups.

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The students had to be precise in their presentation before the Jury.  The Jury grilled the students on different business aspects like inspiration behind the initiative, market opportunities, the business model, resource equipment competitive benefits, etc. It was highly appreciated and applauded by the audience.

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Student team with Project Director Dr Milind Pande

YourStory.com is India’s biggest and definitive platform for startups and entrepreneurs related stories, news, resources, research reports and analysis of the startup ecosystem. YourStory is going to publish the Video with details of the above business Plan on their portal very soon. (www.yourstory.com)

TELETALK 2016

MAEER’s MIT School of Telecom Management, Pune

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TELETALK 2016

“Digital India: The Way Forward”

Friday, 4th March 2016 : 1030 hrs to 1730 hrs

Swami Vivekanand Hall, MIT Campus, Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune

MIT School of Telecom & Management Studies (MITSOT), an AICTE approved and Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) affiliated Management Institution focusing on Telecom Management, is a constituent of MAEER’s MIT, which has a legacy of 33 glorious years of excellence in education. Established in the year 2007, MITSOT has proven to be a leading institution & premier place of learning in the country and attracts the best & brightest students. MITSOT, strives to build premium quality manpower with Techno-managerial skills, to act as ‘Business Leaders’ & ‘Change Managers’, in the various fields.

With specializations in Telecom Systems, Marketing, Finance and HR, we have been engaging on issues relating to ICT and Telecom on various forums and have been an actively organizing major Seminars and Conferences across Industry sectors every year in Pune. These conferences have been very fruitful with the gracious presence of prominent experts from related sectors, both from public and private domain.

We are delighted to bring to you one new initiative titled “TeleTalk”. This one-day Conference aims to examine the WAY FORWARD for the ambitious “Digital India” programme, how Industry can partner in its progress and ensure it reaches its planned goal. We also propose to discuss topical subjects such as New Opportunities for the Telecom sector arising from Big Data, E-Commerce, Digital Wallets etc. Another major issue that we aim to discuss is with respect to the challenges related to “Call Drop” and what can be the possible solutions. India is fast emerging as “THE” largest market for smart phones & devices and this issue of Call Drop needs to be solved at the very earliest in order to create a win-win situation for all concerned stakeholders.

The Conference will be of particular interest to all executives, managers and senior decision makers entrusted with the responsibilities of steering their businesses in the face of exciting market dynamics, disruptive technologies, and challenging competitive environment.

The Speakers and delegates at the Conference will represent not only IT & Telecom sectors but across Industry sectors, as Telecom has gained a spot of importance in each and every facet of life & business. It will also give our Telecom & IT students an opportunity to interact and gain knowledge from the presence of leading Industry experts such as you.

We take this opportunity to invite you and your concerned colleagues to this Conference. Though there are no delegate fees, prior registration is essential.