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Palo Alto Networks to host the India edition of Cloud Security Summit in Mumbai

Palo Alto Networks will host the India edition of Cloud Security Summit (CSS) on Wednesday, 27th February 2019 at the JW Marriott Sahar, Mumbai.

The theme for this year is ‘How to Secure Cloud Transformation as India Steps Forward Towards a Digital Age.’

The day-long event will include keynote presentations by: Simon Green, senior vice president, APAC of Palo Alto Networks; Rama Vedashree, chief executive officer of Data Security Council of India; Anil Bhasin, regional vice president, India & SAARC at Palo Alto Networks and Chad Gardner, vice president, GlobalProtect Cloud Service and Aperture Sales at Palo Alto Networks.

It also includes expert panel discussions and breakout sessions focused on cloud-delivered security services, cybersecurity challenges and securing the journey through digital transformation. The Summit will feature product demonstrations on cloud and endpoint innovation, as well as plenty of networking and problem-solving opportunities with leading product experts from Palo Alto Networks and its technology & consulting partners.

Anil Bhasin, regional vice president, India & SAARC at Palo Alto Networks said, “Globally organisations are facing major complexities in their IT environments with multiple public clouds, private clouds, and traditional systems needing to be interconnected, integrated, and collectively managed. Many organisations are struggling in the early stages of cloud maturity and find it challenging to move ahead towards adoption. Cloud solutions are now being preferred for functionality as Indian organisations move towards a cloud-first approach, a phenomenon which is becoming critical globally. Organisations need help securing every access point across the entire network. The 2019 Cloud Security Summit is a step forward in helping to make India cyber risk aware and prepared.”

In addition, the event will see the unveiling of Navigating the Digital Age – India edition, a guide designed to provide boards, executives, officers at enterprises, government agencies, and other organisations with practical, expert advice on protecting against cyberattacks. Contributing authors include:

  • Capgemini — Eric Anklesaria, Vice President & Global Leader Banking & Capital Markets Transformation
  • Cognizant — Saritha Auti, Chief Information Security Officer, Assistant Vice President Cyber Security
  • Data Security Council of India — Rama Vedashree, Chief Executive Officer
  • Deloitte India — Shree Parthasarathy, Chief Innovation Officer, National Leader – Cyber Risk Services
  • GENPACT — Ramachandra Hegde, Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
  • HDFC Bank — Sameer Ratolikar, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT- B) — Prof S Sadagopan, Director
  • KPIT Technologies — Mandar Marulkar, Chief Digital Officer
  • Mahindra & Mahindra — Hitesh Mulani, Group Chief Information Security Officer & Vice President – IT Partner Collaboration & Process Excellence
  • Wipro — Sridhar Govardhan, Chief Information Security Officer

Palo Alto Networks will also launch its #CyberfitIndia initiative at CSS. Palo Alto Networks mission is to protect the way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyberattacks. In today’s age with the sophistication of cyberattacks, cyber fitness is as important as personal fitness. The intent behind this nationwide #CyberFitIndia initiative is to encourage adoption of basic cybersecurity hygiene by educating and spreading awareness about cybersecurity both within and outside organisations. The campaign offers tips and tricks from leading C-level executives on how to be cyberfit.

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