CSO Summit India 2021

December 14, 2021


Secure the Future

Elevating security to Digital Trust


The high stakes of cybersecurity continue to increase and evolve – with no end in sight. Especially after the disruptive year of 2020 and more than half of 2021, the advent of remote workforce is further leading CSOs and their organisations to heighten defences need to meet and exceed threats. Cybersecurity is now noteworthy, ubiquitous and multiplier of growth as organizations and their cybersecurity & digital leaders drive faster business outcomes with new-age solutions, innovative services and customer experiences.

The unprecedented disruption in businesses has propelled CSOs and CISOs to be versatile adapting to these sudden, dramatic, and global conditions that have impacted supply-chains, employees and customers like never before. CSOs and technology leaders have demonstrated a progressive and forward- thinking spirit by embracing new ideas, new technologies and new opportunities to advance their organisations and make them future ready. They have adopted and will continue to adopt new-age technologies for a robust security posture including DLP, SASE, SOAR, MFA, PAM, Cloud security, Encryption / Deception security for name a few.

In this era, what factors are driving change in how organizations need to manage security and risk? How are organizations securing – and improving visibility – for clouds and digital infrastructure?  What strategies are effective in reskilling existing security talent, and recruiting for the skills most needed right now?  Which emerging security technologies are showing promise to better manage risk? And what leadership lessons are valuable when managing so much technology change?

The 2021 CSO Summit India scheduled on 14 December 2021 (virtual) will bring together leading IT security executives and thought leaders to provide insights on how to successfully safeguard your organization. The summit encompassing keynote, industry stalwarts, leading CSOs will host ‘who’s who of India’s security industry to provide a better understanding of today’s organizations’ security objectives, projects and challenges and how to minimize the cybersecurity threats.

CSOs and their teams will learn the answers from an array of executives and leaders with live keynote talks, roundtable discussions, breakout sessions, and more around digital leadership, work- culture shift, changing business climate, new security scenario, changing CSO role that truly empowers CSOs and CISOs to emerge as the futuristic digital security leaders for 2022 and beyond.

Key Discussion Topics at 2021 CSO Summit

  • Zero Trust: The Roles of Context, Collaboration and Visibility
  • Data Privacy in 2022: Emergence of DPO
  • Securing connected endpoints network of everywhere workforce
  • A Business Perspective on Modern Threat Landscape
  • Building Digital Trust with Clouds, AI and IoT
  • The State of OT Security: Trends and Strategies for CSOs
  • Managing an Ecosystem of Risk, Security and Trust
  • Closing the Skills Gap with Smarter Cybersecurity Hiring


Time Event & Speakers

Welcome to CSO Summit 2021: Opening Remarks

Vasant Rao

Managing Director, IDC India

Cyber Protection for Today, and Tomorrow’s Threats: Dynamic Security Strategies to Minimize Risk

Simon Piff

Vice President, Practice Group, IDC Asia/Pacific

Modern Threat Require Modern Leaders

Aaron Bugal

Global Solutions Engineer, APJ, SOPHOS

Managing Security and Elevating Trust in a Digital World

Sharath Srinivasamurthy

Research Director, Enterprise Solutions & ICT Practices, IDC India

Shweta Baidya

Senior Research Manager, Enterprise Software & IT Services, IDC India

See & Stop Hidden Advance Threats

Satbir Singh

SE Manager, Crowdstrike

CSO Power Panel- Zero Trust: The Roles of Context, Collaboration and Visibility

Yogesh Gupta

Director – Content & Communities, IDG India

Mathan Babu Kasilingam

Chief Technology Security Officer & Data Privacy Officer, Vodafone Idea

Dr. Lopa Mudraa Basuu

Advisor, APAC Research Advisory Council, Cloud Security Alliance

Agnidipta Sarkar

Group CISO, Biocon

Securing the Networks for a Future-Ready Enterprise

Shweta Baidya

Senior Research Manager, Enterprise Software & IT Services, IDC India

Samuel Sathyajith

Head - India & SAARC Region, Cloudflare

Power Chat - CSO Strategies: Towards a Secure, Seamless Collaboration Journey

Yogesh Gupta

Director – Content & Communities, IDG India

Sameer Raje

General Manager & Head of India, ZOOM Video Communications

IDG 2021 Security Priorities Study

Yogesh Gupta

Director – Content & Communities, IDG India


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