MITSOT -ISACA Conference on “De-mystifying Cyber Security”

MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT) in partnership with ISACA, Pune Chapter organized a Conference on “De-mystifying Cyber Security” on 2nd March 2016. The objective of the Conference was to stress the importance, especially amongst today youth, about the cyber security environment in India which 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. We at MITSOT feel that it is equally important to establish a strong, robust and resilient cyber security infrastructure in India on a priority basis. And that this must include creation of offensive and defensive cyber security capabilities of India.

The Chief Guest present on the occasion was Mr Bhanupratap Barge, ACP & Pune Chief, ATS. He shared the importance for today’s youth to be vigilant & alert and not to share personal details on social media as they can be misused by anti-social elements. Mr Rohan Nyayadhish, Founder, Digital Task Force and Member of the Cyber Crime Cell gave a Live Demo on how our social media accounts can be easily hacked and how we need to maintain a greater vigil. Mr Vivek Chudgar, Senior Director, Mandiant Consulting shared couple of case studies on Cyber Security in the Digital Age and the growing relevance of this sector.

Mr.Barge,, ACP & Pune Chief, ATS, delivering the Keynote Address
Mr.Barge , ACP & Pune Chief,  ATS,  delivering the Keynote  Address

The Conference also had the benefit of Industry experts such as Mr Hemant Joshi, Telecom, Media & Technology Leader, Deloitte; Mr Mr Rajeev Jorapur, Vice President – MIS, Bajaj Auto Ltd; Mr Yogesh Zope, Group CIO, Bharat Forge Ltd; Mr Vivek Sadhale, Co – Founder, LegaLogic Consulting and Mr Sameer Wavhal, Director – Enterprise Risk Services, Deloitte India who discussed many topical issues related to Cyber Security such as Governance, Risk Management, Information Security, Legal & IT Audits for Industry etc. Mr Sandeep Godbole, General Manager, Syntel shared important information and tips on Career Opportunities for Students in the Cyber Security sector.

Panelists at Panel Discussion
Panelists at Panel Discussion

More than 250 students from MITSOT and other concerned MIT Institutes benefited from this interactive Conference.