ISACA Bangalore Chapter Calls for Enterprises to Harness Benefits of SMAC & IoT by Bridging Cybersecurity Skills Gap

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  • The two-day 18th Annual Karnataka Conference focused on “SMAC & IoT – New Cybersecurity Frontiers”

  • The attendees had the opportunity to learn more about ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX)—a holistic cybersecurity resource 

Bengaluru, July 17, 2015: Shri. B. J. Srinath, Director General – ICERT, DeitY (Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India) inaugurated the 18th Annual Karnataka Conference organized by ISACA Bangalore Chapter on Friday, July 17, 2015. The theme for this year’s event–‘SMAC & IoT – New Cybersecurity Frontiers’ witnessed information security professionals and cyber law experts from across industries share their insights on the issues, threats, opportunities and challenges organizations experience as they adopt SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud) & IoT (Internet of Things).

The two-day event held at the Matthan Hotel, Bengaluru was inaugurated in the presence of Mr. Abdul Rafeq, MD, Wincer Infotech & Founder ISACA Bangalore Chapter and Mr. R. V. Raghu, International Director of ISACA and President of ISACA Bangalore Chapter.

During his speech, Shri. B. J. Srinath, emphasized on the importance of understanding and addressing the cybersecurity challenges associated with SMAC & IoT as he said, “As today’s enterprises undertake the digital transformation journey, it is imminent that they will need to adopt SMAC and IoT. This makes it important for them to have the requisite knowledge and skills to ensure these disruptive technologies are leveraged effectively and efficiently.”

During the conference, domain experts shared their insights on the various aspects of cybersecurity including lessons learnt from the recent cybersecurity attacks, best practices to follow, and how to address the shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals. The event provided the audience an opportunity to learn more about ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX)—a holistic resource providing credentials, training, research and networking to help address the cybersecurity skills gap.

Speaking at event, Mr. R. V. Raghu, said, “With the rising acceptance of SMAC and IoT across industries in the region, we felt the theme was apt for this year’s conference. Additionally, for the success of the government’s initiatives such as ‘Make in India’, ‘Digital India’, and ‘100 Smart Cities’ there is a pressing need to tackle cybersecurity issues associated with SMAC and IoT. I am confident that ISACA’s CSX will help Indian organizations address the cybersecurity skills gap.”


ISACA® ( helps global professionals lead, adapt and assure trust in an evolving digital world by offering innovative and world-class knowledge, standards, networking, credentialing and career development. Established in 1969, ISACA is a global nonprofit association of 140,000 professionals in 180 countries. ISACA also offers the Cybersecurity Nexus™ (CSX), a holistic cybersecurity resource, and COBIT®, a business framework to govern enterprise technology.

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