Dialogue on South Asia and Commonwealth Cyber Security [Delhi, Sep 20]: Register at the Venue

By: Usha | 19 Sep 2019 4:57 PM

Commonwealth Security Group and India Future Foundation are conducting a dialogue on South Asia and Commonwealth Cyber Security at United Nations House, Lodhi Estate, Delhi on Sep 20.

Interested participants may register at the event venue.


09.30-10.00: Registration

10.00-10.15: Welcome Panel: An Introduction to UN Cyber Security Activities in South Asia – UN Women, UNODC, UNICEF

10.15-11.30: Inaugural Session: Keynote Address and Priorities for Commonwealth Cyber Cooperation

Keynote Address: Lt. Gen Rajesh Pant, National Cyber Security Coordinator, Government of India

1. HE Sir Dominic Asquith, KCMG British High Commissioner to the Republic of India
2. HE Ernest Rwamucyo, Rwanda High Commissioner to the Republic of India
3. Dr. Sanjay Bahl, Director-General, CERT-IN
4. Mr. US Rawat, Director Cyber Diplomacy, Ministry of External Affairs

Vote of Thanks: Mr Kanishk Gaur, Co-Founder, India Future Foundation

11.30-11.45: Tea

11.45-12.00: The Role of Industry in Providing Cyber Security: Address by Forescout

Address: Ramsunder Papineni, Regional Director, SAARC, Forescout

12.00-13.00: Session 1: Protecting Critical Information Infrastructure from Advanced Cyber Threats

1. Dr Ajeet Bajpai, Director General, NCIIPC
2. Shri G Narendra Nath, JS, NSCS
3. Shri Ashok Kumar, Director I4C, CIS Division
4. Dr. Martin Koyabe, Head of Cyber Security Capacity Development, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

Moderator: Mr Amit Dubey, Co-Founder, India Future Foundation

13.00-14.00: Networking Lunch

14.00-15.00: Session 2: Creating a Safe and Gender Equal Cyberspace

1. Bishkha Dutta, Representative from Point of View*
2. Dr. Ravi Verma Regional Director Asia – International Centre for Research on Women*
3. Laura Higgins: Online Safety Operations Manager at SWGfL, lead partner of the UK Safer Internet Centre*
4. Nanjira Sambuli: Senior Policy Manager, World Wide Web Foundation. *

Moderator: Ms. Anju Pandey, EVAW Specialist, UN Women.

15.00-16.00: Session 3: Securing Future Technology

1. S.S. Sarma, Director (Operations & Cyber Swacthha Kendra), CERT-India
2. Tirthankar Dutta, Senior VP & CISO, Info Edge India Ltd. (
3. Anand Pande, Senior VP & CISO, Good & Services Tax Network
4. Manish Mimani, Senior VP & CIO, Aviva Life Insurance

Moderator: Col. A.K Anand, Advisor, India Future Foundation

16.00-16.15: Tea

16.15-17.15: Session 4: Countering the Misuse of the Internet by Violent Extremists

1. Mr. Brijesh Singh, Inspector General of Police- Cyber, Government of Maharashtra
2. Ms Amy Longland, Programme Officer, CVE Unit, Commonwealth Secretariat
3. Kiran S, Superintendent of Police, Central Bureau of Investigation.
4. Muktesh Chander, Special Commissioner, Operations, Delhi Police

Moderator: Mr Freddie Woolland, Managing Director, Commonwealth Security Group

17.15-18.15: Session 5: Safeguarding Children in Cyber Space

1. Anand Swaroop, Inspector General of Police- Indo-Tibetan Border Police
2. Mr M Mahuruf, Managing Director, PEaCE/ECPAT Sri Lanka
3. Mr. Rakesh Maheshwari, Sr. Director – Cyber Law & security, MEITY
4. N. S. Nappinai, Advocate, Supreme Court & Expert & Author, Cyber Laws.
Moderator: Ms. Dhuwarakha Siriam, UNICEF
18.15-18.30: Concluding Remarks

Address: Brig. Manjeet Singh, National Cyber Coordination Centre

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