29 & 30th September 2015, Bangalore, India
Cyber 360 was the outcome of two years of intense research by the Synergia Foundation on both the traditional and non-traditional aspects of cybersecurity. All the topics and panel discussions were aligned to the research outcomes. The primary objective of Cyber 360 was to bring together some of the brightest practitioners of security and policy to debate on the various topics.
Over the span of two days, Cyber 360 brought together key stakeholders from the government, industry, media, civil society and strategic thinkers on a single platform to analyse the current approach towards network security in an attempt to create a more holistic security framework to build resilience against cyber threats.
A range of keynote presentations, panel discussions and interventions from the participants who were selectively invited, provided a distinct opportunity to ideate and learn from leading cyber security experts, strategic thinkers, law enforcement agencies, government and media from all over the world. Cyber 360 was also able to highlight commercial opportunities that exist for technology companies in the cyber domain.
Former Swedish Prime Minister
Former National Security Advisor, GoI
Deputy National Security Advisor, GoI
Former Director of GCHQ
Former Home Secretary, GoI
Former Secretary of the US Department of Home Land Security
Former Director of R&AW
Editor of Indian Express
Chairman of VeriFi (Hong Kong) Ltd
Director of Centre for New American Security, Washington
Senior cybersecurity adviser for President Barack Obama & Former President George Bush
Former Resident Editor, The Hindu; Editor, CNN-IBN & NDTV
Former Deputy National Security Advisor, GoI
Senior Vice-President, EastWest Institute
Associate Editor of Frontline, Chennai
Former Chief of DRDO
Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India
Head, Security Services Sales & Solutioning at Enterprise Security Risk Management, TCS
Former Chairman & Country Managing Director, India, Accenture
Chairman of Syndicate Bank
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"Cyber 360 was a remarkable conclave of policy makers, experts and thinkers on the issue of cyber security in the border sense drawn from around the world. As an interactive exercise it gave people who have devoted a lot of energy and thought to the challenges of cyber security an opportunity to exchange views and expertise on everything from the nature of the threat, to how to reduce the vulnerabilities and how you recover and respond when there is an attack. The foundation is a "do tank" rather than a "think tank". It focuses on the border strategic perspective of some of the cutting-edge security issues of our time. It also brings global expertise and global experience to the challenge of helping us address the emerging threats and emerging security concerns for everybody."
Former Secretary, U.S Home Land Security
"Cyber 360 is clearly one of the most important events involving the work of the global commission on internet governance and focus on cyber security threats to critical infrastructure which has advanced the commission thinking on many challenges countries around the world including what India face in Cyber Space. It's quite clear that as we talk about bringing the rest of the world who is online that cyber security issues are going to be paramount. The importance of having a secure station with safe open internet is paramount and India quite clearly could be a leader in this very important area of securing the internet, the future of the world."
Fen Osler Hampson
Co-Director of the Global Commission on Internet Governance.
"I really enjoyed the conference, I think it brought together amongst the best talents of India with significant international personalities to address some of the very critical issues that we have in the field of cyber security. We all know that it is necessary for us, with cooperation and exchange experience to mask the challenges that are there in the field of cyber security. The foundation has been doing very good work in getting the components together."
Former Prime Minister of Sweden
"I am delighted to have been invited to the Synergia conference earlier this year. It was an initiative that paid off.. the discussions were informative, lively and there was a genuine exchange of views; all credit goes to the Synergia Foundation for having taken this initiative. The future social and economic development of our countries depends heavily on an open & secure internet. And conferences like the Cyber 360 is an essential way of sharing views on how to achieve the most from the internet that we have."
Former Director of GCHQ
"I had the privilege of attending the Cyber 360 conference sponsored by the Synergia Foundation in Bangalore. I found it quite fascinating, it was attended by very interesting and high-level group of people. The topics were well selected and we made some real progress on trying to understand the depths of the cyber issue. So, I wish the foundation well for its future work."
Joseph S. Nye
Former Dean of the Kennedy School at Harvard University