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25th March 2021
20+ speakers
100+ Government CSOs
10+ hrs of content

2nd India CISO Virtual Meet 2021

Building Cyber Resilience in the Public Sector

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the public sector to accelerate the adoptionS of technologies thus increase the critical infrastructure vulnerabilities and risk of cyber intrusion. Governance Now is organising the second edition of its flagship conference India CISO Meet on 25th March 2021, which focuses on challenges and concerns of the public sector concerning security. Cloud and Multi-cloud are now becoming a common practice in public sector organisations, hence security professionals need to be empowered more to secure multi-cloud environments and vulnerability management to these new environments with varying success.

The summit will bring together infra and cybersecurity experts, IT and security heads from government organizations, state and centre PSUs across the country to deliberate on impending challenges, best practices, actionable insights and deployable solutions.

Format: The summit will have these deliberations in the format of keynotes, panel discussion, fireside chats, tech talks/Solution showcase to build comprehensive IT infrastructure and stronger security measures exclusively for the public sector.

Key Attendees: This Summit will have the presence CISOs, CIOs, heads of digital transformation, IT infrastructure, cybersecurity, information and communication technologies, crisis management, security and risk management, and other experts from the centre government, state government, State PSUs and Centre PSUs.

Key Speakers


​Shri Manoj Abraham, IPS
Additional Director-General of Police
Kerala Police

Shri Sanjay Kumar Das
Joint Secretary (IT & E) and
State Information & Security Officer
Government of West Bengal

​Shri Golok Kumar Simli
CTO, Passport Seva Project
Ministry of External Affairs
Government of India

​Dr. Kushal Pathak
General Manager (Technology & Operations)
Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications
Government of India

​Shri Srinivas Bhoosarapu
Chief Information Security Officer
Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA)

Lt. Col. Nishant Singh
Ministry of External Affairs
Govt of India

​Shri Priyank Parmar
Assistant Professor & RRU Chief Project Coordinator BHARAT-CISO
School of Information Technology
Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security
Rashtriya Raksha University

Public Sector Organisations

​Shri B.Paparaju
Group General Manager (E&T)
Head Operational Technology

​Shri N Raman
Group General Manager - CISO

​Shri Prem Kumar Jha
Chief General Manager (C&IT)

​Shri Sanjeev Agarwal
Chief General Manager - Retail Engineering, HQ

​Shri RVN Vishweshwar
Chief General Manager (Finance)
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd

​Shri Susheel Kumar
General Manager (BIS) & CISO
GAIL (India) Ltd

​Shri Ritwik Rath
Chief General Manager - Information Systems Strategy
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd

​Shri Debananda Bera
General Manager (BIS)
GAIL (India) Ltd

​Shri Manish Malik
General Manager (IT)

​Dr. Yask
Chief Information Security Officer
Indian Oil Corporation Limited

​Ms Mousumi Deka
General Manager-IT (HoD)
Oil India Ltd

​Shri Vijay Devnath
General Manager (Infra & Security) & CISO

Industry Experts

​Mr Alain Sanchez
Senior Evangelist

​Shri Pramod Agrawal
IMEA CTO & Head of IQBot Products
Automation Anywhere

​Shri Rajinder Singh
Director -Cyber Security & Privacy

Draft Agenda

10.30 am - 11.30 am
Public Sector Cyber Resilience and Critical Infrastructure Protection
Key invitees: Centre and State Government

11.30 am - 12.30 pm
Cybersecurity in the Next Wave of digital governance transformation?
Key Invitees: State and Centre Govt

12.30 PM - 01.30 PM
Cyber resilience and Public sector Organisations
Key Invitees: CPSEs and State PSEs

01.30 pm - 02.30 pm
Addressing the increased risk of Cyber Intrusion in PSUs
Key Invitees: CPSEs and State PSEs

Key Discussion Areas

Best practices to secure a multi-cloud environment
Maintaining Effective Security amid a Hybrid Future of Work
Making Cyber Security an Integral Part of the digitisation
Modernising SOCs to Secure Remote Workforce
Security in times of IIoT, AI, and ML
Cyber Resilience Strategy Roadmap - Achieving Cyber Resiliency in today’s Digital Environment
How Should Cybersecurity Support the Next Wave of Digital governance transformation?
Ways to Manage Vendors through Better Controls
Understanding and Preparing for the Changing Cybersecurity Threat Landscape?
Developing Incident Response Plan for changing threat landscape
Adopting the Zero Trust philosophy
Data Poisoning: The rising threat to AI ecosystem
Join the 2nd India CISO Meet to
  • Interact with CISO, CIO, CTOs of the public sector
  • Sector-specific sessions help in gaining in-depth insights
  • Network with industry peers and cybersecurity experts to learn the best practices in your sector
  • Explore the latest evolving technologies in the industry.
  • Interact with trustworthy IT vendors and identify security solutions tailored to your needs and requirements to enhance your cybersecurity strategy.
Key Invitees
  • NITI Aayog
  • MeitY
  • CERT-in
  • Key Officials from Centre and State Government
  • Chief Security Officers (CSOs), CISOs, CIOs, CTOs, Digital Risk Officers
  • Consulting firms
  • Risk and Compliance Managers
  • IT Disaster Recovery Managers


Past Glimpses

​Shri Rakesh Maheshwari
Scientist G and Group Coordinator

​Manpreet Singh
Solution Specialist

Panel Discussion - Securing the Critical Government Infrastructure

Session - Securing digitization within healthcare

Fireside Chat: Shri Bharat Anand, CIO & CTO, NATGRID, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India

Panel Discussion - Cyber Security in the Public Sector

Session - Critical role of Cyber Police

Panel Discussion: Security by Design in the BFSI

Contact Us


Attend the virtual conference

Sunil Kumar, +91 9560136992, sunil@governancenow.com
Shumaila Saeed, +91 9820811289, shumaila@governancenow.com

Sponsorship queries

Ragini Srivastava, +91 9999673653, ragini@governancenow.com
Prem Kumar, +91 9711888860, prem@governancenow.com
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