New Delhi, March 5 2016: CyCron, the Cyber Security conference, held recently in Delhi, saw over 150 experts in the field address the challenges facing them -- map the way forward.
Said Shelly Bhasin, CEO of hosts Crux Creative Solutions: "Every country relies on critical infrastructure to provide essential services and Industrial control systems (ICS) are the “nervous systems” that manage operations and functions for many of these critical infrastructures. As the threat of cyber-attacks are increasing day by day, hence those responsible for designing and maintaining these systems have had to think more and more about security. While technologies are often the focus of ICS vulnerabilities, but the greatest challenge is to resolve the cultural differences related to Operational Technology and Information Technology teams. It is important to understand the concerns of your OT counterparts. And establish a team of interested individuals from across the stakeholder groups and have regular meetings to develop the ICS security strategy and goals together."
Sachin Burman, Director, National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre threw light on the measures taken by the Government of India in securing the critical infrastructure of the country. During his keynote address, he emphasized on what is critical and what needs to be protected.
Said Manish Tiwari, CISO, Microsoft: "People, process and technology are important to protect critical data. Integrity of data is important. Confidentiality of data should not be compromised.”
Nandkumar Saravade, CEO, Data Security Council of India (DSCI) suggested that cybersecurity should not be addressed in silos. He stressed the need to have sectorial CERTS in India like the US. Dhiraj Gaur, Technical Lead – Defense & ISC, Check Point Software Technologies shared his expertise on Building Resilient ICS Security. He addressed the underlying cause of these ICS challenges.
Neri Zin, Vice President - Asia Pacific, CYBERBIT Commercial Solutions shared the importance of Assuring Operational Continuity - providing visibility, discovery and security of ICS networks. He spoke about “Assuring operational continuity and stressed on the importance of controlling the critical system issues and analysis of the entire network.”
Riyaz Tambe, Head of Systems Engineering, India & SAARC, Palo Alto Networks emphasized Overcoming Security Challenges in ICS-SCADA Environments. He shared the unique strategies that Palo Alto is undertaking to address cyber security issues; challenges include lack of granularity. According to him, we have to use modern day technologies like virtualizations.
CyCron was supported by the leading think tanks in India, including Indian Smart Grid Forum, Petrofed and Data Security Council of India (a NASSCOM. Initiative).
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), was the Knowledge Partner for the event.