Because of the growing adoption and security concerns around cloud technologies, EC Council presented the CLOUD CON 2017 on October 30, 2017 in Bengaluru, India. The conference brought together experts from India and abroad for keynote sessions, panel discussions, and technical presentations on the future and risks associated with cloud innovation and security.
With a focus on cloud computing and its potential to transform businesses, Cloud Con 2017 focused on the most pressing security concerns in the wide-spread adoption of cloud technology.
Mr. J A Chowdary, IT Advisor and Special Secretary to the Chief Minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh, delivered the opening keynote address which touched on how Andhra Pradesh is aspiring to be the first state in India to move from “Real Time Government to Real Time Governance.”
Craig Lim, Head Cloud Security- Asia, Check Point Software Technologies, in his presentation said that “Cloud security should be an enabler, not a hurdle to the adoption of cloud” which was echoed across many other presentations as well throughout the day.
Bhavesh Kumar, Head of Engineering & Technology – Data Platform & Analytics, Tesco; lead a panel that covered a mix of areas including IoT and data analytics and their use in a variety of industries including banking, retail, and finance. The panel even spoke about how rural India has been dealing with these challenges.
The list of esteemed guests and speakers included luminaries in the cloud security community, including Anshul Srivastav, Chief Information and Digital Officer Union Insurance, UAE; presenting his talk entitled “Reengineer your business with cloud” to a packed room. His presentation was followed by an exemplary session by Winny Patro, Director, APITA, Information Technology, Electronics & communications Department – Government of Andhra Pradesh; speaking about the collaborative ecosystem of cloud computing.
Other esteemed speakers included Soo Kiat TEE, Director of Sales Engineering, Asia Pacific & Japan; Gaurav Agarwal, Managing Director, India & SAARC, Symantec; Sudin Baraokar, Head Innovation, State Bank of India; and Suresh Shan, Head of Innovation & Future Technologies, Mahindra Finance. Their talks emphasized the maturity and future of cloud security in India and the global IT industry.
The closing panel discussion lead by veteran Sunil Varkey concluded that trust and assurance is the foundation for a sustainable digital economy.
Leading cyber security and cloud solution providers like Check Point Software Technologies, Rapid7, Symantec, Qualys, Inc., Fire Compass, Aujas Networks, Grant Thornton India, and The Achilles also partnered with the summit and showcased their latest technologies and solutions to the audience.
The end of Cloud Con Summit 2017 also marked the start of the countdown for the second edition of the Fintech Security Summit 2017. The Summit’s theme is “NextGen Cyber Security For Finnovation” and it will be held in Abu Dhabi on December 7, 2017.
EC-Council has been the world’s leading information security certification body since the launch of their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), which created the ethical hacking industry in 2002. Since the launch of CEH, EC-Council has added industry-leading programs to their portfolio to cover all aspects of information security including EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), among others. EC-Council Foundation, the non-profit branch of EC-Council, created Global CyberLympics, the world’s first global hacking competition. EC-Council Foundation also hosts a suite of conferences across the US and around the world including Hacker Halted, Global CISO Forum, TakeDownCon, and CISO Summit.
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