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    INFOSEC MAESTROS Awards 2018



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    Program Agenda
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    Program Agenda

Date & Venue

DATE: April 6, 2018
City: Mumbai (India)
Ramada Powai Hotel & Convention Center
Saki Vihar Road, Powai, Mumbai 400087




    ‘INFOSEC MAESTROS’ Awards is the best ever initiative to inspire the innovative, talented and hard working information security professionals across the verticals,...


    Global security vendors, consultants, domestic security players and security auditing farms are cordially invited to showcase their industry leadership, product strength...


    The Conference at INFOSEC MAESTROS Awards in day time aims to bring India’s most respected & renowned CISOs from private, public and govt organizations and...


    Apart from the award ceremony, technology showcase, insightful debates and peer-to-peer exchange as part of business agenda, number of entertainment and break-out...


    Listen and connect with informed opinion leaders and the go-to people in their field of expertise. They are trusted sources who move and inspire people with innovative...


    Witness a grand gathering of industry renowned CISOs, Analysts, Risk Managers, Consultants, Security Professionals and Auditors and explore the networking opportunity to...

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Judging Process


Submissions for ‘INFOSEC MAESTROS’ Awards must align with the category for which they are nominated and are judged based upon completeness and accuracy of the information provided. Nominations are also judged based on the overall influence, effectiveness and success of the nominees’ project, initiative or improvement. Nominators may be contacted by any member of panel of juries. The panel of judges selected, each represent a different segment of industry and bring to the forum their extensive knowledge and experience. The jury’s judgment will be considered as final one.
Judgment in these criteria will be based on:


    • Industry type
    • Organization size
    • Factors driving organization’s information security spending
    • Evaluation of information security spending
    • Security measures deployed or to be deployed
    • Size and complexity of projects undertaken/delivered
    • Security assurance



The ‘INFOSEC MAESTROS’ Awards will felicitate organizations (and the people within them) that are using information security technology in innovative ways to secure their business and mission critical information in the most effective manner and deliver business value, by creating competitive advantage, optimizing business processes, enabling growth or improving relationships with customers.

Information security is vital for protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of computer systems, resources, and data; it is important for business continuity, for profits, for the economy and for national security. Yet, though every year we load accolades on business heads for their successes and other side, the country has stayed silent to the monumental contribution of the security professionals.

The ‘INFOSEC MAESTROS’ Awards is an attempt to recognize the contributions that these extremely talented executives make that has such a huge impact on our businesses. This is the most prolific information security honour that is being conceptualized, and organized by ‘INFOSECURITYLIVE.COM’

Q. What is the Impact of ‘INFOSEC MAESTROS’ Awards?

This award aims to bring to the centre stage the contribution security officers make in the shaping and securing the integrity of our businesses. We hope that this award will inspire the young talented information security professionals and researchers to come forward with path breaking technological innovations to keep organizations ahead and secure.

Q. What is the Judging Process?

The 150 INFOSEC MAESTROS will be chosen by the expert panel of 5 jury members and will be based on the information submitted by the nominees vide online form submission or through email. The panel of judges selected, each represent a different segments of industry and bring to the forum their extensive knowledge and experience. The jury’s judgment will be considered as final one. Entrants are encouraged to include any information about their projects or initiatives that they would like the judges to consider in their answers to the questions on the application. Please note that finalists of this award are not ranked. For more details, please refer Judging Process section.

Q. Tell us something about methodology used for selecting ‘INFOSEC MAESTROS’?

A brief on the methodology adopted for selection process (only to present a neutral picture of the initiative):

Step 1: Open nominations – publicize via personal contact, print ads, online ads, links on websites.

Step 2: Receive nomination entries from individuals and organisations. Parameters of selection include:

~ Industry type
~ Organisation size
~ Factors driving organization’s information security spending
~ Evaluation of information security spending
~ Security measures deployed or to be deployed
~ Size and complexity of projects undertaken/delivered
~ Security assurance

Step 3: Nominations to be short listed based on predefined minimum criteria.

Step 4: Jury panel consisting of pioneers and stalwarts of the security industry to qualify finalists.

Step 5: INFOSEC MAESTROS selected. Special Achievement awards, if any to be decided by Jury panel

Q. How will the information provided for nominations are used?

The information you provide in your nomination forms will be primarily used by ‘INFOSECURITY LIVE’ for judging the awards. Additionally, the information provided may be used by our editorial team for editorial purpose and/or in other publicity materials related to the ‘INFOSEC MAESTROS’ Awards. If there is any information that you do not want publicized, please mention the same in the form submitted with an “ * ” marked against it.

Q. What is the deadline for nomination submission?

The deadline for submitting an application for the 2018 edition of ‘INFOSEC MAESTROS’ Awards is February 6, 2018. You can download the application form here or you can send us a request. Winners will be notified by e-mail and in a letter by the 4th Week of February 2018.

Q. If I need more information on nominations, whom should I contact?

For any queries regarding nomination, please write to: Jitendra Srivastava at jeetu@cioaxis.com 

Nominate Yourself

Nominations for ‘INFOSEC MAESTROS' Awards are open nationwide to all Security Leaders from private or public companies. You can choose any of the methods to submit your nomination for INFOSEC MAESTROS Awards 2018.

Who Should Apply?

*  CISO  *  CIO  *  CTO  *  CRO  *  CSO  *  Head–IS  *  Head–IT  *  VP–IT  *  Director–IT  *  GM–IT etc…

  • Submit Your Nomination (Online)

    Out of Office? At Home? Traveling? You can still submit your nomination for “INFOSEC MAESTROS Awards 2018”. Submit your nomination Online today. Who knows, you could be the next winner

  • Download Nomination Form (PDF Version)

    Download PDF version of Nomination Form for sending your nomination. Send back the thoroughly filled-up Nomination Form to jeetu@cioaxis.com.

  • Download Nomination Form (DOC Version)

    Download DOC version of Nomination Form for sending your nomination. Send back the thoroughly filled-up Nomination Form to jeetu@cioaxis.com

Eminent Speakers

Best CISOs deserve the best of breed national and international speakers, experts, analysts from IT Security domain as well as thought leaders. Please visit this section later for update as we are working on shortlisting the most competitive set of speakers for you.

  • Adv. Prashant Mali

    Adv. Prashant Mali

    International Cyber Law & Cyber Security Expert

  • Apurva Jain

    Apurva Jain

    Cyber Security Account Manager, Darktrace India

  • Bharat Panchal

    Bharat Panchal

    Senior VP & Head - Risk Management, NPCI

  • Debasish Mukherjee

    Debasish Mukherjee

    Regional Director, India & SAARC, SonicWall

  • Dhruv Khanna

    Dhruv Khanna

    Co-founder and CEO, Data Resolve Technologies (P) Ltd

  • Gaurav Batra

    Gaurav Batra

    Asia Pacific Information Security Officer, Mondelēz International

  • K M Reddy

    K M Reddy

    Asst. General Manager, Union Bank of India

  • Keyur Desai

    Keyur Desai

    CIO - Ports and Shipping & VP - IT, Essar Bulk Terminal Ltd

  • Kiran Komatla

    Kiran Komatla

    Vice President-IT, Burger King India Pvt Ltd

  • Lloyd Rodrigues

    Lloyd Rodrigues

    Product Manager, Nexus Group

  • Pradeep Ghosh

    Pradeep Ghosh

    National Manager, Stellar Information Systems Ltd

  • Prasanna Lohar

    Prasanna Lohar

    Head Technology - Innovation & Architecture, DCB Bank Ltd

  • Prateek Mishra

    Prateek Mishra

    CISO, IDBI Federal Life Insurance

  • Rahul Kumar

    Rahul Kumar

    Country Manager & Director, WinMagic

  • Rajesh Hemrajani

    Rajesh Hemrajani

    CISO, IDFC Bank Limited

  • Ratan Jyoti

    Ratan Jyoti

    CISO, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

  • Ravinder Arora

    Ravinder Arora

    Head - IT Security, IRIS Software Inc

  • Sanil Nadkarni

    Sanil Nadkarni

    Vice President & CISO, SLK Global

  • Sanjiv Kr Jain

    Sanjiv Kr Jain

    Group CITO, Minda Management Services Ltd

  • Satish Kumar Dwibhashi

    Satish Kumar Dwibhashi

    Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, Wibmo Inc.

  • Shivkumar Pandey

    Shivkumar Pandey

    Group CISO, BSE Limited

  • Siva Jayaraman

    Siva Jayaraman

    Head of Support and Development, Nexus Group

  • Stephen DuBravac

    Stephen DuBravac

    Chief Marketing Officer & EVP, Security Weaver

  • Vishwas Pitre

    Vishwas Pitre

    CISO, Zensar Technologies

  • Umesh Bhapkar

    Umesh Bhapkar

    Director - IT, Synechron Technologies

2018 Agenda

Program Agenda of "INFOSEC MAESTROS Awards & Conference" event has been designed to offer a perfect blend of talent recognition, thought leadership, technology showcase, interactive sessions, peer-to-peer exchange, fun and entertainment activities -- makes it the most prolific IT Security event of India....

April 06, 2018

 Time Day Session
  08.30 AM – 09.15 AM Delegate Registrations / Breakfast
  09.15 AM – 09.30 AM Welcome Address & Opening Remarks
  09.30 AM – 10.00 AM View from Top: A Global Cyber Security Scenario 2020: A World of Secured IoT – Time for a Paradigm Shift? Attacks via Compromised IoT Devices will get worse
  10.00 AM – 10.30 AM CISO Leadership Exchange: Evolution of Cybercriminals, Cybercrime-as-a-service, Ransomware Marketplace, and the Future of Malware
  10.30 AM – 11.00 AM View from Top: Hunting Down the Hunters: Take Command of Tomorrow’s Threat & Stay Ahead of Cyber Crimes
  11.00 AM – 11.20 AM Presentation – Advance Cyber Threats: Decoding the Dark Side of Brighter Tomorrow with Adaptive Network Security
  11.20 AM – 11.40 AM Tea-Coffee Break / Technology Showcase
  11.40 AM – 12.00 PM View from Top: What’s it take to Be Tomorrow’s CISO? Where the CISO Should Sit on the Security Organisation Chart and Why it Matters Most for the Enterprise?
  12.00 PM – 12.20 PM Presentation – Myths & Reality: State of Cloud Security for Your Enterprise
  12.20 PM – 12.40 PM Presentation – The Risk of Things: Crossing the Last Mile of IoT Security and Cyber Risk
  12.40 PM – 01.00 PM Presentation – Why the Blockchain is only as Strong as its Weakest Link? What Security & Risk Leaders Should Do With Blockchain Enthusiasm?
  01.00 PM – 02.00 PM Networking Lunch / Technology Showcase
  02.00 PM – 02.30 PM InfoSec Maestros Awards Distribution – Part 1
  02.30 PM – 03.00 PM CISO Leadership Exchange: Epic Fails of Data Security in Year 2017 and How to Avoid Them? Will 2018 see organisations looking to appoint a Chief Cybercrime Officer (CCO)?
  03.00 PM – 03.15 PM Presentation – AI and Cybersecurity: How to Strengthen Your Security Posture Using Artificial Intelligence
  03.15 PM – 03.30 PM Presentation – Strengthening Security Posture in a Hybrid Cloud Environment
  03.30 PM – 03.45 PM Presentation – Blockchain Means Big Changes for IoT: Are You Ready?
  03.45 PM – 04.00 PM Tea-Coffee Break / Technology Showcase
  04.00 PM – 04.30 PM CISO Leadership Exchange: Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity – How to Strengthen Your Security Posture Using Artificial Intelligence?
  04.30 PM – 05.15 PM Workshop-1: Live Ethical Hacking
Workshop-2: Live Ethical Hacking
  05.15 PM – 05.45 PM Break-out / Entertainment Session
  Time Evening Session
  05.45 PM – 05.55 PM Reassemble for Evening Session
  05.55 PM – 06.00 PM Welcome Address & Opening Remarks
  06.00 PM – 06.20 PM View from Top: Crisis Leadership: The Missing Link in Cyberattack Defense
  06.20 PM – 06.50 PM CISO Leadership Exchange: Mobility, Cloud, Blockchain and IoT has Raised the Complexity of Security to New Heights. What Next to Outthink the Bad Guys?
  06.50 PM – 07.15 PM InfoSec Maestros Awards Distribution – Part 2
  07.15 PM – 07.20 PM Editor’s Choice Awards – Felicitation Program
  07.20 PM – 07.25 PM Vote of Thanks / Closing Remarks
  07.25 PM – 10.00 PM Networking Cocktails & Dinner
Please Note: Agenda & Schedule is subject to change without prior notice.


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