29th October, 2018



DRDO In collaboration with
Cyber Peace Foundation & VJTI MUmbai

About Event
Motivation & Relevance of the Conference:

The cyberspace is becoming more and more mainstream communication highway and critical information infrastructures are rapidly plugged-in, which needs continuous innovation and research to keep the space secure and resilient to threats. Further, indigenous solutions, in-house expertise and startup/incubation eco-system needs to be created to reduce dependence on foreign products and solutions for securing our critical infrastructure and defense installations.

The workshop will focus on the current trends, need and future requirements of innovation in the field of cybersecurity for a secured cyber space. The workshop will bring speakers from all the stakeholders like Industry, Academia, Government and Non for Profit organizations working in this pace to showcase the innovations, current challenges and future aspects which need to be addressed by the stakeholders.

The digital space is becoming mainstream communication platform for economy and diversified stakeholders are getting benefited with service availability and more transparent process. It’s cutting across geographic barriers and now borderline communities are joining the urban revolution across the nation. The digital space has no boundaries and it works on global standards which are used across the world. The workshop will bring together the innovative research on cyber security from deep pockets across the country and enlighten as well as put focus on the next level of innovation in cyber security domain the country needs to safeguard against cyber threats.

The workshop will help in understanding where we stand, the challenges and what is the way forward for our country in securing our cyber space through homegrown technological research and innovation.

The focus areas:

  1. Innovations in Cyber Security
    Key focus areas from Industry applicable to national security and cyber security posture
  2. Challenges in research model for innovation
    The way ahead - Case Studies for other countries
  3. Critical Internet Infrastructure
    The challenges and scope of innovation
  4. New technologies
    Blockchain, AI, IoT, and their role in securing cyberspace.
  5. The way forward
    more focus on community driven engineering research backed by Industry, Government and other entities leading to more products and standards from our country.

DRDO Bhawan,New Delhi


09:00 AM - 05:30 PM


All are renouned spearkers from Cyber Space Domain.


Innovation in Cyber Space Cyber Security: Challenges and Innovations

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Event Speakers

Renouned Spearkers

Dr. G Satheesh Reddy Secretary,Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, DRDO, Government of India
Dr. Ajay Kumar Secretary in Department of Defence Production, Government of India
Dr. Gulshan Rai National Cyber Security Coordinator, Government of India
Dr. G Athithan DS & DG(MED&COS), DRDO , Government of India
Dr. V K Saraswat, NITI Aayog, Government of India
Dr. V Kamakoti Professor,IIT Madras
Prof Ashwin Gumaste Institute Chair Associate Professor,IIT Bombay
Dr. Faruk S Kazi VJTI, Mumbai
Mr. Anand Raje Cyber Peace Foundation
Prof Saravanan IIT Bombay
Prof Prabhaharan Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Mr. Rejah Rahim Beagle Security
Event Schedule
October 2018 9:00am - 5:30PM
01 9 am - 9:30am Registration
02 09:30am - 11:00amInauguration Welcome
Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon'ble Raksha Mantri
Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Secretory DDR&D
Dr Ajay Kumar, Secretory Defense Prod.
Dr Gulshan Rai, NCSC
Vote of Thanks
03 11:00am - 11:15amTea Break Tea Break
04 11:15am - 11:55amKeynote Address Driving Innovation Ecosystem in India
Dr V K Saraswat, Hon'ble Member Niti Aayog
05 12:00pm - 12:30pmInnovations Towards Self-sufficiency in Computing
Prof Kamakoti, IIT Madras
06 12:30pm - 01:00pm Innovations Towards Networking Devices & Routers
Prof Ashwin Gumaste, IIT Bombay
07 01:00pm - 02:00pmlunch break Lunch Break
08 02:00pm - 02:45pm Innovation Showcase
Startups presenting their innovations in Cyber Security
4 Startups presenting their succcess stories SmokeScreen
09 02:45pm - 03:15pmTheme 1: Innovations in Cyber Trust- Blockchain
Anand Raje , Cyber Peace Foundation
Prof Sarvanan, IIT Bombay
10 03:15pm - 03:45pm Theme 2: Innovations in AI & Big Data Analytics
Prof. Prabhaharan, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
11 03:45pm - 04:00pm Tea break Tea break
12 04:00pm - 04:45pm Theme 3: Innovations in IoT & Cyber Physical Systems
Dr. Faruk S Kazi, VJTI Mumbai
Mr. Rejah Rahim, Beagle Security
13 04:45pm - 05:15pm Driving Innovations in DRDO
Dr. G Athithan, DS & DG (MED&COS) DRDO
14 05:15pm - 05:30pm Vote of Thanks & Program Ends
Thank you Everyone for making it a grand success
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