Today, Cyberspace touches almost every part of one’s daily life. Be it through broadband networks, wireless signals, local networks or the massive grids that power the nation; the threat from cyber-attacks and malware is not only apparent but also worrisome.it-sa India – India’s IT security expo & conference, premiered in Mumbai on May 24 and 25, 2018 at Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre. The event was organized by NürnbergMesse India, a subsidiary of NürnbergMesse, one of the leading exhibition companies in the world, and supported by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce.The event was launched after carefully considering the major drivers of IT security market in Indiawhich included growth of Internet penetration, data theft, rise in the usage of smart handled devices in India, globalization and liberalization amongst other things.
Globally, it-sa is Europe’s largest expo for IT security held annually in Nuremberg, Germany. The last edition had more than 630 exhibitors and 12,780 visitors. With its strong global brand equity, it-sa India event will bring forth global expertise with local perspective. Dr. Roland Fleck, CEO, NuernbergMesse opines, “IT security has no borders. It calls for global solutions. In Nuremberg, it-sa has acquired such appeal that it has become the largest trade exhibition in Europe on cybersecurity, in terms of exhibitors. And for us, India is the first step towards being able to offer a comprehensive trade fair for IT security for the Indian subcontinent.” Sonia Prashar, Managing Director, NuernbergMesse India, feels the time is right to bring it-sa to India, “As India continues to aggressively pursue the Digital India vision, we continue to see significant data breaches and cyberattacks across all sectors. Prevention is possible, and that means prioritising our risks and focusing efforts to minimize those risks is important. it-sa India will provide a perfect platform for Industry experts and solution providers to discuss, deliberate and showcase latest technology which is the need of the hour”.
The expo showcased information security products and services from leading principals, manufacturers, vendors, suppliers and key solution partners. It covered an extensive range of products and services showcasing all areas of IT /Cyber security including areas of research and security consulting.”Being a part of it-sa India is indeed a great opportunity for us to showcase our futuristic security solutions on a platform for knowledge sharing, networking and to introduce our solutions that are especially designed to meet the needs of the growing Enterprises. By participating at the event, we aim to enhance our brand, educate the attendees on importance of security and of course, garner massive footfall to leverage our brand presence.” says Sonit Jain, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Gajshield. According to Sunil Sharma, Managing Director Sales at Sophos India & SAARC, “With cyberattacks getting smarter and sophisticated, the demand for IT-security solutions continues to grow. This is consistent across the world and across organisations of all sizes. it-sa India is a great opportunity for IT security experts to exchange ideas, knowledge and insights regarding the cyber security landscape in the country. At Sophos, we are excited to partner with this event and engage with customers and partners on how predictive security is helping businesses see the future of IT threats and enabling them to synchronize security to effectively combat them”
Conference Program powered by Deloitte
The conference program at it-sa India powered by Deloitte featured discussions and presentations on a series of relevant and innovative themes including Artifical Intelligence, Evolution of Robotics, Authentication and Privacy, General Data Protection Regulation, Digital data, etc. amongst others.Featuring some of the top experts from the Industry, the program brought to the forefront, key issues which will play a significant role in shaping the future of the Industry.”Technology and Information are the cornerstones of digital transformation. This transition to digital era has ushered in a new security paradigm at a national level and has brought to fore the challenges of cyber security. The need of the hour for India Inc is to re-evaluate their strategic priorities, by introducing a risk-based, proactive and iterative mechanism in the value chain. As India continues to aggressively pursue the Digital India vision, it would be essential for CXOs to draw a new and thoughtful security strategy that addresses the key challenges of cyber security,” says Mr. Vishal Jain, Partner, Deloitte India
Pavilions supported by TeleTrust and Business France
The first edition of it-sa India garnered international pavilions from Germany and France.
TeleTrust- The IT Security Association Germany is a widespread competence network for IT security comprising members from industry, administration, consultancy and research as well as national and international partner organizations with similar objectives. Signotec and Cryptovision participated under the banner of TeleTrust during it-sa India.Business Francewas also present at the expo along with leading French companies including Efficient and Systancia.
Security exhibitions at NürnbergMesse
NürnbergMesse has proven expertise in the security field. With events such as Enforce Tac – trade fair for law enforcement, it-sa, it-sa Brasil and it-sa India – trade fairs for IT Security, FeuerTRUTZ – trade fair for preventive fire protection as well as Perimeter Protection – trade fair for perimeter protection, FIRE & SECURITY INDIA EXPO and U.T.SEC – Unmanned Technologies & Security, it brings together a total of around 1,200 exhibitors and over 30,000 visitors from all over the world. NürnbergMesse is one of the 15 largest exhibition companies in the world. The portfolio covers some 120 national and international exhibitions and congresses and approx. 40 sponsored pavilions at the Nuremberg location and worldwide. Every year, around 30,000 exhibitors (international share: 41%) and up to 1.4 million visitors (international share of trade visitors: 24%) participate in events owned by NürnbergMesse, partners of NM and guest events. NürnbergMesse Group is present with subsidiaries in China, North America, Brazil, Italy and India. The group also has a network of about 50 representatives operating in over 100 countries.