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Cyber FIFC'23 Conference and Cyber Security Awards 2023, brought to you by CSI Mumbai Chapter in association with Spoken Tutorial and FOSSEE, IIT Bombay.

The conference is spread over two full days of learning, engagement, fun and hands on workshops. Each day has over 8 panel sessions, expert talks and 2 hands-on workshops, cyber security contest and Cyber Security award show.

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Day 1 (Friday, 26th May, 2023) Cyber FIFC 2023 Day 1 - Photos

Time Topic
08:30 – 09:30Registration, Tea/Coffee, Breakfast and Networking
09:30 – 09:45 Welcome Address, Dr. Suresh A. Shan, Chairman, CSI Mumbai Chapter
09:45 – 10:00 Opening Remark by Dr. Kannan Moudgalaya, Professor, IIT Bombay
10:00 – 10:20 Chief Guest Address
Shri. Brijesh Singh – Chief Guest (IPS) Principal Secretary, CMO, Govt of Maharashtra
10:20 – 10:40 Keynote Address: Fortinet Fabric A Collaborative Defense
Anita Shreyakar, Head-BFSI, India & SAARC, Fortinet
10:40 – 10:50 Address by Mr. Ravikiran Mankikar, Chairman-Jury, CSI Cyber Security Awards 2023
10:50 – 11:00 Cyber Security Awards Award Distribution Ceremony (Part 1)
11:00 – 11:30 Networking Tea / Coffee Break
Time Topic Speaker
11:30 – 12:15 Panel Discussion:
Security & Privacy for federated environment.
Comprehensive risk management system for block-chain security framework & best practices
Moderator :
  • Prasanna Lohar, CEO Block Stack , Founder - India Blockchain Forum
Panel Members:
  • Kamlesh Nagware, CTO, Snapper Future Tech
  • KRC Murty, SVP-Head of RTB & PMO (IT) Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • Keyur Desai, VP-IT, CIO-Essar Ports & Capital, Head Info-Security, Network & Communications-Essar Group
12:15 – 12:45 Keynote Address:
Fighting cybercrime: How almost everything is under threat
Shri. Yashasvi Yadav, IPS.
Spl. Inspector General of Police, Maharashtra Cyber, Mumbai
12:45 – 13:00Cyber Security AwardsAward Distribution Ceremony (Part 2)
13:00 – 14:00 Networking Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:45 Cyber Security Housie (Tambola)
An innovative game like the traditional Housie. The difference is that the numbers will be replaced by Cyber Security Jargons and terms.
(The winners will be like the traditional game, Jaldi 5, First Line, Second Line, Third Line, Fourth line and full house.
Each Registered participant will get a ticket along with the registration kit. Additional tickets can be purchased on payment of ₹100 per ticket. No Restrictions on max tickets. But tickets are restricted on first cum first serve basis.)
Contest Host:
  • Nanda Mohan Shenoy, Director, Bestfit Business Pvt Solutions
14:45 – 15:00 Panel Discussion:
Strengthening Cyber security architecture for evolving advanced threat perception with end to end security with robust incidence response
Moderator :
  • Milind Mungale, MD & CEO, Protean InfoSec Services Limited
  • Panel Members:
    • Shanker Ramrakhiani, CISO & Head Business Continuity, IIFL
    • Sanjay Tiwari, CISO, ICICI Securities
    • Sanjay Jain, AVP, Head - Cyber Security Engineering, Reserve Bank Information Technology Pvt Ltd. (ReBIT)
    • Smith Gonsalves, Director & Principal Consultant, Cyber Smith SECURE
    15:30 – 16:15 Panel Discussion:
    AI & ML in Cyber Security
    Moderator :
  • Ravikiran Mankikar, Immdt Past Chairman, CSI Mumbai Chapter
  • Panel Members:
    • Suhas Desai, SVP (MDR) & Cyber Technology Head (India & APAC), Aujas Cybersecurity
    • Anuprita Daga, President, Chief Information Security Officer, Yes Bank
    • Avkash Kathiriya, Cyber Security Leader, Sr. VP - Research and Innovation, Cyware Labs
    • Mihirr P Thaker, CISO, Allcargo Group
    16:15 – 16:45 Networking Tea/Coffee Break
    16:45 – 17:30 Panel Discussion:
    Leveraging Data Protection and Security
    (case studies for comman man Sr. Citizen womens)
    Moderator :
    • A Shiju Rawther, Head-IT, SBI MUTUAL FUND
    Panel Members:
    • Dr. Shruti Mantri, Associate Director, Indian School of Business
    • Sharad Sadadekar, Head Cybersecurity and Data Protection, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
    • Balram Choudhary, CISO, ASK Group
    • Dr. Mukesh Mehta, CTO, Investec
    • Pranav Paranjpe, CISO, Unity Small Finance Bank Ltd
    17:30 – 18:00 Cyber Security AwardsAward Distribution Ceremony (Part 3)
    18:00End of day 1
    Parallel Workshops
    Time Workshop 1 Workshop 2
    16:00 – 17:00 Pathway for the most demanded certification in Cyber Security
    Instructor: Shaikh Yasir Arafat
    CTO, Macksofy Technologies Pvt Ltd
    Network Pentesting and Privilige escalation
    Instructor: Rikunj Bhupat Sindhwad, Sr. Cyber Security Consultant, EY

    Day 2 (Saturday, 27th May, 2023) Cyber FIFC 2023 Day 2 - Photos

    Time Topic
    08:30 – 09:30 Registration Tea/ Coffee Breakfast and Networking
    09:30 – 09:45 Welcome Address by Dr. Gupta Sureshchandra J. Hon. Head, CSI Mumbai Chapter
    09:45 – 10:00 Opening Remark by Dr. Ganesh Magar, Hon. Treasurer, CSI Mumbai Chapter
    10:00 – 10:30 Chief Guest Address
    10:30 – 11:00 Keynote Address
    11:00 – 11:30 Keynote Address
    11:30 – 12:00 Networking Tea/Coffee Break
    Time Topic Speaker
    12:00 – 12:45 Panel Discussion:
    Security Requirement and best practices for Compliance
    Moderator :
    • Col (Dr.) Inderjeet Singh, Chief Cyber Officer, Vara Ltd.
    Panel Members:
    • Anita Shreyakar, Head-BFSI , India & SAARC, Fortinet
    • Cdr. Varun Gupta, Joint Director, IS & ICT, Indian Navy
    • Bharat Panchal, Chief Industry Relations & Regulatory Officer – India, Discover Financial Services
    • Shankar Jadhav, Head Strategy, Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)
    • Suresh Shankaran, SVP-Information Security Group, HDFC Bank
    12:45 – 13:15 Cyber Security Awards Award Distribution Ceremony (Part 4)
    13:15 – 14:15 Networking Lunch Break
    14:15 – 15:00 Digital Cyber Security Quiz
    15 Questions in Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) format i.e., Fastest Finger first within limited time. Multiple choice questions
    Multiple Winners will be declared for each Question and Multiple Final winners.
    The Quiz has to be played on your mobile /laptop /tab at the venue on a responsive website
    Quiz Host:
    Nanda Mohan Shenoy, Director, Bestfit Business Solutions Pvt Limited
    15:00 – 15:45 Panel Discussion:
    Security a business compulsion
    Moderator :
  • Dr. Niranjan Reddy, CISO, Polycab India
  • Panel Members:
    • Sunder Krishnan, Chief Risk Officer Reliance Nippon Life Insurance
    • Bhaskar Rao, CISO, The Bharat Co-operative Bank Ltd.
    • Abhijit Parab, Director-Cyber Security, EY
    • Subhash Singh Punjabi, CISO & Head EA, Deepak Fertilisers & Petrochemicals Corp Ltd.
    15:45 – 16:00 Networking Tea/Coffee Break
    16:15 – 17:00 Panel Discussion:
    Digital Forensic framework for review and investigation of Cyber attack
    Moderator :
    • Prashant Deshpande, VP-Shriram Transport Finance Co Ltd & VP-ISACA Mumbai Chapter
    Panel Members:
    • Shankar Gawade, Head Technology & Cyber Security, DAM Capital Advisors Ltd.
    • Vishal Pawade, Dy. Director, DFSL, Home Dept, Govt of Maharashtra
    • Sachin Dedhia, Founder & CEO, Skynet Secure Solutions
    • Atul Kumar Singh, CISO, Bank of Mahashtra
    17:00 – 17:30 Cyber Security Awards Award Distribution Ceremony (Part 5)
    17:30 … Vote of thanks & Closing ACP Suresh Swami (retd) Vice Chairman, CSI Mumbai Chapter
    Workshop (Parallel)
    Time Workshop 3 Workshop 4
    16:00 – 17:00 Workshop
    Security, privacy & trust for smart connected devices, Smart home, CCTV Camera
    Instructor: To be decided
    Cyber Forensics (including role of cyber forensics in a cybercrime such as disk imaging, data extraction, retrieving removed data, importance of Certificate 65B, DEC form and procedures etc)
    Instructor: Nitin Pandey, Trainer, Researcher & Coordinator, Cyber Peace Foundation


    Registration Fees

    • CSI Member - Rs. 3540/-
    • Non CSI Member - Rs. 4720/-

    Group Discount

    • 5 to 10 Registrations: 10% discount on total fees
    • 11 to 20 Registrations: 20% discount of total fees


    Chief Guest

    Shri. Brijesh Singh, IPS

    Principal Secretary, CMO, Govt of Maharashtra

    Keynote Speaker

    Shri. Yashasvi Yadav,IPS

    Spl. Inspector General of Police, Maharashtra Cyber, Mumbai

    Keynote Speaker

    Anita Shreyakar

    Head-BFSI , India & SAARC, Fortinet

    Cdr. Varun Gupta

    Joint Director, IS & ICT, Indian Navy

    Dr. Kannan Moudgalaya

    Professor, IIT Bombay

    Dr. Suresh A. Shan

    Chairman, CSI Mumbai Chapter


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