India concluded a two-day summit on World Wide Cybersecurity in the capital with the long-term theme 'The next million netizens connect meeting the challenges'.
The two-day summit witnessed many eminent leaders from Indian and abroad, and invited eminent speakers. The Minister of Human Resource Development & Minister of Communications & Information Technology
Mr. Kapil Sibal was present, and delivered the keynote address. Mr. Sachin Pilot
, Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, along with Mr. Som Mittal, Mr. R Chandrashekhar and Ms. Latha Reddy were some of the esteemed speakers at the summit who started on day one.
The day 1 of summit started with a theme of "Crash course in “Ten things you need to know about India” presented by different top leaders from Indian Business
and Government together. The summit highlighted India’s critical role in contributing to safeguard the threats and challenges of Global and National level CyberSecurity and addressed critical security areas where international policy has failed to make progress.
Leaders also updated the detailed report on consultations that have occurred in two previous such summits. The first took place in 2010 in Dallas, and the second in London in 2011.
CEO of EastWest Institute, Mr. John Mroz said, "The Next Billion Netizens Safely Connect" is a theme justified as here we are in a country with enormous population of net and cyber enthusiasts and developers. 3rd Worldwide CyberSecurity Summit is a platform for all the influencers, policy makers, and the Business personalities present here are to produce recommendations and implement them to safeguard and fight the threats and challenges in the area of CyberSecurity. The objective of the summit is to bring more stability and safety in the Global CyberSpace by addressing the critical security areas to a larger number of people. Personally, I am very thrilled by the participation of the eminent personalities, media and the interest groups on the first day of the summit.”
The second day started with an interactive session on breakthrough groups by Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj
, CEO, Data Security Council of India
(DSCI) and Lt. Gen (Retd) Harry D Raduege, Jr, Chairman, Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation.
Final discussion also happened on the themes like Priority International Communications: Strategy for Implementation, Emergency Preparedness for the financial Services Sector in CyberSpace, Rules of the road for Cyber Conflict, ICT Development Supply Chain Integrity, Measuring the Cybersecurity problem and International Aspects for Critical Infrastructure Protection.
On the second day two eminent people such as Som Mittal, President of NASSCOM, Gulshan Rai, Director of CERTS India, Michael Chertoff, Co-founder Chertoff Group and former Secretary U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Philip J. Venables, Chief Information Risk Officer of Goldman Sachs, Gerald McQuaid from Vodafone, Shree Parthasarathy, Senior Director of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Private Limited, Jack Howell, Executive Director of IEEE Communications Society and Donald Randall, Head of Security of Bank of England, etc., were also present.
The EastWest Institute was established in 1980, is an international, non-partisan, non-profit policy organization focused on facing challenges that endanger peace of the world. EWI was established to develop leadership, build trust and promote collaboration to bring positive changes in society and through this summit it is helping world
to be free from cyber crimes.