Germany’s it-sa Security Expo and Conference to Open at Mumbai

The Indian chapter of NürnbergMesse, one of the fastest growing exhibition companies in Europe, will be bringing the it-sa – IT security expo and conference to India on May 24 and 25, 2018, at Mumbai. The expo and conference is based on the growing realization that the need for IT security goes hand-in-hand with the growth of digitalization.

The parent show in Germany, it-sa, is the leading show in Europe on the topic of cybersecurity with more than 620 exhibitors and over 9800 square meters of exhibition space.

it-sa India will provide a podium for industry experts and solution providers to showcase, discuss, and deliberate on latest technologies in the realm of cybersecurity.

Dr. Roland Fleck, CEO of the NürnbergMesse Group, organizer of the expo+conference, believes that the new event is the next logical step in NürnbergMesse’s strategy of internationalization. “The market for IT security is developing apace in South Asia, just as it is elsewhere. In view of the skills we have developed with the leading European exhibition, it-sa in Nuremberg, it makes sense to expand our presence in one of the most important industry centers for IT security.”

Ed Nair | dqindia

Dr. Roland Fleck, CEO, NurenbergMesse Group

According to a study by IT research entity Gartner, the IT security market in India has grown by 10.71% from $1.12 billion in 2016 to $1.24 billion in 2017. Globalization and the opening of the market are the key drivers. Because of the increase in digital and online data, measures to protect against cyber criminality are growing in importance. As a result, 93% of India’s CISOs (Chief Information Security Officers) plan to offer more training for their employees.

Vishal Jain, Partner, Risk Advisory, Deloitte India, describes the necessity of the upcoming it-sa India for the sector, “As we rapidly progress towards a digital ecosystem and expand our scope of disruption, we need to strengthen the security infrastructure against unwarranted risks and exposure. Security is no longer an option but has become an imperative because cyber threats are a concern for the entire ecosystem. Vishal is one of the key speakers at the conference.

Key CISOs from the Indian corporate sector speaking at it-sa include: Brijesh Datta, CISO, Reliance Jio; Mathan Babu Kasilingam, CISO, NPCI; Dr. Pawan K Sharma

Chief Information Security Officer, Tata Motors Ltd; Keyur Desai, CIO-Essar Ports & Shipping, Head Info-Security, Network & Communications, Essar Group; Maya R. Nair, Head – IT Security, Idea Cellular Limited; Sunil Mehta, Senior Vice President & Area Systems Director, J. Walter Thompson South Asia; Durga Prasad Dube, CISO, Reliance Industries Ltd.

Dataquest is a content partner for it-sa.

Registration at attend it-sa Security Expo and Conference Mumbai can be done here.

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