As the world moves all its business online, along with great digitization and convenience, comes immense cyber security threat. Every moment, every organization of the world risks losing all that it has, to some hacker’s mischief. To prepare organisations battle this menace, the CISO Strategy Summit aimed to spread awareness and empower organisations with tools to fight it. The event was organized by BW CIOWorld and this was the inaugural summit. Adding immense credence to this summit, was the Silver Partner, Kaspersky Lab.
The BW CISO Strategy Summit was held in Mumbai on August 5 at the St. Regis and in Gurgaon on August 11 at Leela Ambience. It was attended by over 100 organisations with the foresight to be battle-prepared. Mr. Altaf Halde, MD (South Asia), Kaspersky Lab India was one of the esteemed speakers at the summit. Mr. Halde’s vast experience of over 20 years proved to be of immense value to all participants. When he spoke about ‘Security Intelligence Services’, a signature segment that was powered by Kaspersky Lab., he threw light on why security training in today’s world isn’t a luxury but a necessity. With so much data being produced every single second, there’s no reason an organization should not invest in securing its data. He elaborated on securing data as being an ongoing journey, and not a destination by itself or a one-time task. His deep insight into the world of cyber security helped him add further value to the summit when he spoke on ‘What’s next for Information Security?’
Said Mr. Halde about his experience at the CISO Strategy Summit, “Kaspersky Lab has always championed the cause of cyber security. We are very happy to partner with Business World to curate this wonderful summit. With some of the top information security leaders in attendance and the kind of knowledge that was disseminated, I am sure it will benefit everyone who participated. It was a complete honour for me to attend the inaugural summit events in Delhi and Mumbai, representing our company. We’ve gained so much knowledge during the course of this summit. We look forward to seeing all the participants benefit from all the knowledge they gained at the summit”
The summit was a huge success, with numerous information security leaders and stake-holders of influential organisations participating. This will surely be a big boost to the consequent summits that will be held. Kaspersky Lab’s silver partnership and sponsorship to the event reiterates its intent to continually empower leaders with security solutions. The extremely positive response is very encouraging for both, Kaspersky Lab and BW CIOWorld. Kaspersksy Lab felt very fortunate to be able to contribute to CISO Strategy Summit’s maiden year and hopes it will only go from strength to strength, from hereon.