Learn to Mitigate the Threat of Cyber Attacks on Security Infrastructure at SAFE South India 2019


Cyber Attacks on Security Infrastructure

Adeesh Sharma

UBM India, the organisers of IFSEC, are coming up with the 5th edition of SAFE – South India from 27th-29th June 2019 at Hall no. 1, Hitex Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad. Security and Fire Expo (SAFE) 2019 provides a unique platform that brings all stakeholders from the security industry together. The event provides a niche opportunity to small and big businesses in the security industry to better penetrate their target markets in South India. As ICT gets tightly embedded into security and surveillance systems, more and more cyber attacks are targeted towards hacking into such systems and wreak havoc. The architecture around IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics is yet to mature in security systems and it is this very loophole that cyber criminals are trying to exploit. In most cases the end user is not even aware of the security chasms that exist as part of a security solution and therefore the role of security experts in helping choose the right solution becomes paramount. The world is going to be increasingly connected in terms of sharing of information and any security system that does not use cyber security best practices is likely to fall victim to the nefarious designs of cyber criminals.

Another key issue is the challenge to manage and maintain communication among heterogeneous objects and applications, environments and devices. Managing large amount of information and mining large volume of data to provide useful services, designing an efficient architecture for sensor networking and storage and devising mechanisms for data recovery also need deeper introspection.

With increasing levels of intelligence being built into devices, there’s also this challenge of trust as smart objects communicate on behalf of users/organisations with services they can trust. So a great deal of emphasis has to be laid on enhancing the trust factor of devices and services as part of an IoT network.

Analysts are of the opinion that the rise in terrorist activities, growing crime rates, data thefts, remote monitoring, growth of public infrastructure, increasing IT spending, government initiatives and increasing security spending are all boosting markets for surveillance systems in India. Energy-efficient solutions are the need of the hour and there is a lot of technology available that allow us to reduce energy consumption in even in areas where nobody thought we could. Similarly, smart cameras monitor traffic and can automatically divert traffic in case of congestion. We can look at many such examples where technology can help improve security and ease day-to-day challenges faced by residents.

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We have the Asian Professional Security Association(APSA) and Electronic Security Association of India (ESAI) as supporting organisations. Centre for Human Security Studies and Mitkat Advisory are the knowledge partners to the show. In addition, we have received support from Society for Cyberabad Security Council, GACS and OWASP Hyderabad Chapter and recently have gained support from NSIC.

SAFE 2019 will help in building stronger connections by offering exhibitors a captive audience of like-minded prospective and current customers. While bigger brands can build stronger relationships and educate their buyers, niche brands can utilise SAFE as a forum to share their experiences. SAFE also gives its exhibiting brands significant media exposure through the trade magazine and PR arm of UBM India, thereby securing its position as the most effective business platform for brands to get the most out of their marketing budgets.

The SAFE Expo is expected to be attended by 4000+ Decision Makers and Influencers from the Security industry. The list shall include System Integrators, VARS, Dealers, Architects and Solution Providers, Representatives from the Government and Public Domain, and solution seeking end users from different verticals. 

The 75+ exhibitors shall greatly benefit by tapping into the growing South Indian market by forging joint ventures, partnerships/associations, sourcing, dealerships and networks. They shall stand advantaged by getting a roadmap to success within South India's security market, be able to generate quality enquiries that provide unparalleled business opportunities, gain an effective launch pad and base to test market new products, and establish relationships with key decision makers and give them the opportunity to experience latest innovations.

As part of the endeavour to bring key stakeholders in the security domain on one platform and to deliberate on the new-age challenges to security of organizations and cities, SAFE South India 2019 shall conduct a two-day conference with the theme—Power Insights into the World of Security—from 27th - 28th June at the same venue. Some of the topics to be discussed include:

  • Carrying Out Threat Assessment in the Rapidly Evolving Technology Era (panel discussion)
  • The Changing Role of a CSO in Crisis Management and Ensuring Business Continuity   
  • Using Artificial Intelligence to Get Strategic Insights from Security Systems        
  • Understanding the Full Spectrum of Cyber Security Risks to an Organisation (panel discussion)
  • Use of AI & IoT in Building Safer Cities
  • The Enemy Within - Detecting and Mitigating Insider Threats
  • The Role of Advanced Data Analytics in Transforming Security Systems
  • Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Mitigate Threats to Homeland Security (panel discussion)
  • Development of Smart Police Services and Control Center Ensuring Real-time Tracking, Monitoring and Action
  •  for Public Safety
  • Using AI to make Security Systems Smarter, Intelligent, Efficient & self-learning (panel discussion)

Eminent speakers at the conference:

  • S M Kumar, Co-founder & MD, MitKat Advisory
  • Capt Rajesh Sharma, MD IFM, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Sanjay  Bhardwaj – Head of Property - Tishman Speyer
  • Capt Vinod Kumar, Vice President & Head-Corporate Security & Investigations, Chief Risk Office, Mphasis
  • Ajesh Sharma, Corporate Security Risk Steward HSBC
  • Shubhendu Mahunta, CFE, CBCP, Regional Head – Threat Operations Zomato
  • Major Rakesh Tripathi, CPP, Location Security Head-Global Security Group, Telangana & AP, Wipro Limited
  • Satish Kumar Yadav, Head – Security, Raheja Mindspace IT & Business Parks
  • Warren Gladstone, VP & CSO, CREST & Chairperson, ASIS Bengaluru Chapter
  • Rajeev Shukla, Founder and CEO, Castellum Labs
  • Dinakar. B. V., Security Head, Franklin Templeton
  • Ganesh Gudaru, Director, Engineering, DIGITAL GUARDIAN
  • Velayudhan Pathiyil, Senior Manager- Regional Security, Chief Risk Office, Mphasis
  • Viswam Vemula, Founder Director, Chanwi Technologies
  • Syed A. Raheem, Group Head – Cyber Security, Amar Raja Group
  • Anil Anisetti, Chairman, ESF Labs  
  • Rajeev Mathur, Regional Director – South Asia Rapid 7
  • K. Durga Prasad, IPS, Ex-DG, CRPF
  • Dr. Kanneganti Ramesh Babu, Founder & Director, Centre For Human Security Studies  
  • John Livingstone, Founder & Executive Director, Indian Institute of Drones
  • Malcolm Cooper, Aviation Expert, Mitkat Advisory (moderator)
  • John Livingstone, Founder & Executive Director, Indian Institute of Drones
  • Gopa Kumar Kuttan, Security Head, Dalmia Cement Bharat Ltd
  • Wg Cdr Som Biswas, UAV Expert
  • Somaiah Gorige, CSO, Trujet Airlines
  • Wing Commander S Vijay (Retd), Vice President, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Pvt. Ltd.
  • Nishikanth Nandiraju, AGM-IT, Aurobindo Pharma
  • Dr.Mohar M Ghosh, Director, [24]7.ai & Board Member, iNFHRA
  • Jeron John, CSO, Tech Mahindra
  • Aravind Babu Ramaraju, Director-Workplace Experience, Cognizant
  • Santosh Upadhyay, MRICS, Vice President & National Head – Admin, Commercial & Facilities – BFIL
  • Rajesh Panda, Security Lead, Telangana & AP, HCL Technologies