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Vikas Singh Yadav

Max Life Insurance

Securing Cloud applications using Cloud Access Security Broker technology 

With ubiquitous access to cloud software applications it is essential to find a mechanism to restrict access to key identified people to safeguard critical company and customer data. This case study will talk about the adoption of a CASB and MDM solution to address the risks presented by SAAS applications, the key challenges faced in identifying the solution, gathering acceptance among management and employees, technical implementation and finally change management to ensure successful adoption. 

In this presentation attendees will get an understanding on the evaluation and decision making process between the internal and external goals, risk identification to mitigation and the final outcome. The session will also touch upon the how to attain compliance with regulatory requirements for cloud deployments, the rational and benefits for moving to a multi-cloud environment, as well as the tools and functionalities available by cloud vendors that one can leverage in order to optimize the investment.   

More about Vikas:

Vikas Yadav is an experienced Information Security and Risk Management professional with over 20 years of leadership experience in Indian Armed Forces and BFSI sector.

In his current role as CISO of Max Life Insurance he heads Cyber Security, Privacy Protection and Business Continuity verticals wherein he has led several key initiatives in these areas. Under his leadership Max Life was awarded the NASSCOM DSCI award for Best practices in Cyber Security in Insurance Sector in annual DSCI conference, AISS in Dec 2019.

In the Indian Army has held several critical Information Security and Information Warfare appointments and has twice been awarded the Chief of Army Staff Medal for his exceptional contribution in this field while serving the nation. 

Kaustubh Medhe

GM, Cyber Defense Center

Reliance Industries Ltd.

Next generation Cyber Defense by leveraging Big Data Technology

Cybersecurity teams of large enterprises are grappling with a dual problem of severe skills shortage on one hand and an increasing pressure on the other hand, to detect and respond to a wide range of security incidents before they adversely harm business operations. A next-generation cyber defense center needs a technology-driven approach to bring down the Mean Time To Detect (MTTD) and Meantime To Respond (MTTR) metric. This case study will talk about a mechanism for augmenting the threat management capabilities of a traditional SIEM-Centric SOC by building a big data analytics platform for achieving the said objective.


The session will also cover the key considerations and challenges involved in architecting such a security analytics layer, crucial insights gained during the implementation phase and finally the pre-requisites and operational processes that are required to ensure that the project continues to deliver its envisioned outcomes.

More about Kaustubh:

Kaustubh has over 16 years of experience in information security and cyber security having worked in security consulting, managed security service delivery and cybersecurity operations. Prior to Reliance, he was associated with leading consulting firms such as KPMG and security service providers such as Paladion and Happiest Minds Technologies - where he was responsible for leading their managed security services practice. At Reliance he leads the Cyber Defence Center operations for the group with a special focus on SOC transformation using analytics, automation and threat intelligence. 

Hitesh Mulani

Group CISO & VP – IT Partner Collaboration & Process Excellence

Mahindra & Mahindra

Web Application Firewall (WAF) – More than just Security?

Almost all companies with an Internet presence today, do the right thing by hosting their website behind a WAF. Some have on-prem WAF setups while others take the cloud service provider route. The technology has been around for quite a while and has improved immensely over time. But the way the service is deployed and packaged of late could prove to be a game-changer.



More about Hitesh:

Hitesh Mulani is the VP & Group Chief Information Security Officer at Mahindra & Mahindra. Also, he also leads the IT Partner Collaboration and IT Process Excellence functions. Hitesh has more than 20 years of experience in the Information Security domain. He spent the early part of his career honing his security skills by executing a vast breadth of security consulting engagements across various industry verticals and clients as part of the Big 4 advisory companies, namely Ernst & Young, India and KPMG, UAE. After about 7 years with the Big 4, he wanted to get in on the security action within companies rather than just advising them; and took his first steps in the CISO role with YES Bank – a stint that lasted over 5 years. Hitesh is a well-known leader in the information security industry with extensive management and domain experience in driving the complex Information and Cybersecurity programs and initiatives across industry verticals.

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