it-sa India Stresses the Role of Digital Risk and Data Protection, Deloitte Previews GDPR Report

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it-sa India ( - India`s IT security expo & conference, opened up in Mumbai on May 24, 2018 to a power gathering of the IT security community in the country. Rama Vedashree, CEO, DSCI, was one of the inaugural speakers and she highlighted the importance of data protection and privacy protection in enterprises. The event also witnessed the launch of Deloitte’s report on GDPR, the data protection regulation that comes into force from May 25, 2018 in Europe. The contents of the report are under media embargo from Deloitte for a specified period.


The event is organized by NürnbergMesse India ( ), a subsidiary of NürnbergMesse (, one of the leading exhibition companies in the world and supported by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce.

Globally, it-sa ( is Europe’s largest expo for IT security held annually in Nuremberg, Germany. The last edition had more than 630 exhibitors and 12,780 visitors. With its strong global brand equity, it-sa India event will bring forth global expertise with a local perspective.

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Dr. Roland Fleck, CEO , NuernbergMesse opines “IT security has no borders. It calls for global solutions. In Nuremberg, it-sa has acquired such appeal that it has become the largest trade exhibition in Europe on cybersecurity, in terms of exhibitors. And for us, India is the first step towards being able to offer a comprehensive trade fair for IT security for the Indian subcontinent.”

Sonia Prashar, Managing Director, NuernbergMesse India, feels the time is right to bring it-sa to India, “As India continues to aggressively pursue the Digital India vision, we continue to see significant data breaches and cyberattacks across all sectors. Prevention is possible, and that means prioritising our risks and focusing efforts to minimize those risks is important. it-sa India will provide a perfect platform for Industry experts and solution providers to discuss, deliberate and showcase latest technology which is the need of the hour”.

“Being a part of it-sa India is indeed a great opportunity for us to showcase our futuristic security solutions on a platform for knowledge sharing, networking and to introduce our solutions that are especially designed to meet the needs of the growing Enterprises. By participating at the event, we aim to enhance our brand, educate the attendees on importance of security and of course, garner massive footfall to leverage our brand presence.” says Sonit Jain, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Gajshield.


According to Mr. Sunil Sharma, Managing Director Sales at Sophos India & SAARC,  “With cyber-attacks getting smarter and sophisticated, the demand for IT-security solutions continues to grow. This is consistent across the world and across organisations of all sizes. it-sa India is a great opportunity for IT security experts to exchange ideas, knowledge and insights regarding the cyber security landscape in the country. At Sophos, we are excited to partner with this event and engage with customers and partners on how predictive security is helping businesses see the future of IT threats and enabling them to synchronize security to effectively combat them”

Shrenik Bhayani, General Manager, Kaspersky Lab- South Asia is upbeat on the prospects offered by it-sa India “We are very excited to be a part of it-sa India 2018 IT Security Expo & Exhibition. We are looking forward to a great event and great content.”

Conference Program powered by Deloitte


The conference program at it-sa India powered by Deloitte , featured discussions and presentations on a series of relevant and innovative themes including Artifical Intelligence, Evolution of Robotics, Authentication and Privacy, General Data Protection Regulation, Digital data etc. amongst others.

Featuring some of the top experts from the Industry, the program is expected to highlight and bring to the forefront key issues which will play a significant role in shaping the future of the Industry.  

“Technology and Information are the cornerstones of digital transformation. This transition to digital era has ushered in a new security paradigm at a national level and has brought to fore the challenges of cyber security.


The need of the hour for India Inc is to re-evaluate their strategic priorities, by introducing a risk-based, proactive and iterative mechanism in the value chain. As India continues to aggressively pursue the Digital India vision, it would be essential for CXOs to draw a new and thoughtful security strategy that addresses the key challenges of cyber security,” says Mr. Vishal Jain, Partner, Deloitte India

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