Platformization and collaboration is key to innovation in Security says DSCI


Data Security Council of India (DSCI) kicked-off the tenth edition of its Best Practices Meet (BPM), a security technology-centric conference in Bangalore. The conference is one of the most coveted annual conferences of DSCI that focusses on current trends and emerging technologies in the field of cybersecurity and privacy.

With the theme- ‘Platformization of Security’, the two-day conference entailed 28 sessions covering emerging technologies like Swarm Intelligence, Advanced network Security platforms, Blockchain use cases, DevSecOps, Cyber Defence Centre capabilities, technology evolution in cybercrime investigation, privacy by design and more. An overarching paradigm of platformization of technology and how it is overhauling and rearchitecting Security landscape & organisations were central to the discussions carried out during the conference. Over 50 leading experts from the industry, academia and government participated as speakers during.

Platformization is becoming central to the Digitization universe and is fundamentally altering the way security is being viewed, understood and implemented across the Industry verticals and enterprises. Platform approach is getting enabled by phenomena such as cloudification, the emergence of open architecture, networked technologies, automation, orchestration and more. Platformization of Security essentially enables effective information sharing leading to technology transformation.

Rama Vedashree, CEO DSCI at the occasion said “Our Best Practices Meet now in its 10th edition has evolved into a technology-centric conference focussed on deep drive themes shaping the future preparedness of the country. Platformisation has driven the digitization journey of the enterprise and is now becoming core to enabling the future security technology stack for enterprises”

Some other highlights of DSCI Best Practices Meet 2018 included the following:

  • DSCI hosted its first forum of Women Security Professionals at BPM this year. The initiative ‘Women in Security’ was undertaken by DSCI to bridge the gap of women in cyber security profession and nurture and grow these women professionals in various domains of cybersecurity.
  • A release of DSCI-KPMG Report ‘Secure in India’. The report provides an overview of a variety of drivers, capabilities, smart practices, innovations, challenges and offers insights on how India based Global Capability Centres (GCCs) are securing their global organizations.  The aim of this report is to enable leaders of global organisations to make informed decisions on their India-based GCC strategy for cybersecurity delivery.
  • Hands-on workshops on ‘Malware Investigation using Memory Forensics’ and ‘Exploit Kit with Ransomware’. These workshops helped the participants to acquire practical skills to examine various malicious programs and equip them with tools and techniques. XXX Security engineers, and IT administrators, forensic investigators, incident responders and others participated in these workshops.
  • A Privacy Townhall was organised to discuss the nuances of the ongoing privacy discussion in the country and its implementation and impact on business as well as a country.

Some of the leading organisations including Palo Alto networks, Target India, Spell Security, Blue sapphire, Deloitte, SANS partnered at the conference. Five start-ups including Cloudsek, Sectona, Smokescreen, Prodmarc exhibited their solutions at the conference.


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