In today's fast-paced digital world, the importance of cybersecurity resilience cannot be overstated. Organizations must continuously adapt and strengthen their defences to counter a wide range of cyber threats. Cybersecurity leaders face a dynamic and challenging environment, where threats can vary from sophisticated state-sponsored attacks to opportunistic malware. Additionally, the rise of AI presents both new opportunities and associated risks. This is the 5th edition of ESCON, aiming to unite experts, thought leaders and innovators across South Asian countries - India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives to delve into the evolving landscape of digital risks and resilience strategies. Enhance your cybersecurity strategy and vision by gaining insights into diverse topics, including generative AI, risk and compliance management, security metrics, cloud security, security governance and policy, data security, vulnerability management and more.

APAC organizations witnessed 2,133 cyber attacks per week, an increase of 16% YoY
India 5th most cyber-breached country in the world
India recorded 79 million cyber attacks in 2023, which is a 15% increase YoY
Bangladesh has a higher National Cyber Security Index in the South Asia region
35% drop in ransomware attacks globally, but almost doubled in India
Global cost of cybercrime is expected to reach $10.5 trillion by 2025


Executive Vice President - Networks & Cyber Security

Kotak Mahindra Bank


Chief Information Security Officer

Godrej & Boyce


Chief Information Security Officer & Data Protection Officer



Chief Information Security Officer



Chief Information Security Officer

Teleperformance India and Global Business Services


VP – Global Security



Director - Cybersecurity SME


Dr. Yask

Chief Information Security Officer


Chief Information Security Officers
Chief Risk & Compliance Officers
IT Security Heads
Data Protection Officers
Policymakers & Law Enforcement Leaders
Why South Asia?
Rising Cybersecurity Threats: Cyberattacks in South Asia jumped by 18% with ransomware as a key driver
Geopolitical Tensions: Ongoing regional conflicts and terrorism threats demand a collaborative approach to security.
Ongoing geopolitical tensions demand a collaborative approach
Economic Growth and Investments: Ensuring a secure environment is crucial to attract and sustain foreign investments and economic activities in the region.
Secure environment is crucial to attract and sustain foreign investments
Technological Advancements: The deployment of 5G and development of smart cities require advanced security protocols to mitigate new cyber risks.
Regulatory Compliance: New data protection laws and international security standards call for regional cooperation and adherence to stringent security measures.
New data protection laws and international security standards call for regional cooperation
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Innovative Cybersecurity: Harnessing Emerging Technologies For Business Excellence 2024

The enterprise security landscape is evolving rapidly, creating both opportunities and challenges. As digital transformation accelerates, CISOs and cybersecurity leaders are increasingly crucial in safeguarding sensitive information and maintaining stakeholder trust. These decision-makers must continuously adapt their strategies to build secure and resilient infrastructures against modern threats.

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Highlights of ESCON 2024
Research Report
The ESCON Survey report 2024 will engage over 2000 CISOs, security leaders, and IT/Security decision makers from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Maldives, offering comprehensive insights into regional cybersecurity trends and challenges
CISO Handbook
Fortifying the Digital Frontier: A Compilation of CISO Perspectives on Enterprise Security is a rich anthology featuring Chief Information Security Officers from diverse industries and organizations across India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Maldives. Explore their invaluable insights on various aspects of enterprise security.

At the conference, speed networking facilitates valuable connections. Quick, structured conversations prompt you to engage with diverse attendees, expanding your professional network. Stepping outside your comfort zone, you glean insights and uncover synergies, optimizing your conference experience.

Why Idea-Café?
  • Purpose: Tap into collective knowledge and wisdom of Invited CXOs & Title Partner SMEs present in-person at the event
  • Format: Thought-leadership Keynote, followed by collaborative workshop mode engagement as individuals & collectively,
  • Gamification: Top contributing Individuals to be recognized for standing out (prizes, recognition via social posts)
  • Alignment-Benefits to Title Partner: Idea Café Workshop exposes Title Partner Sales/Presales SMEs to collaboratively capture ‘precise business challenges & use-cases’ from each attendee (by Industry Vertical + Solution themes).
  • Eminence-Benefits to CXO Attendees:
    (a) Knowledge Exchange
    (b) Peer Learning
    (c) Recognition as a thought-leader
Cyber Chaupal – A CISO Roundtable

Introducing 'Cyber Chaupal’: A Unique Cybersecurity Dialogue

Gathered in an intimate setting, CISOs convene for candid discussions, adopting the informal ambiance of a traditional Chaupal. Hosted by the Sarpanch from StrategINK, this session bridges the gap between cybersecurity expertise and grassroots leadership.

CISO Extempore – Back to School

Witness the thrill as we spin the wheel to select CISOs from the audience. Sponsors tailor topics to align with their solutions, sparking discussions on challenges and opportunities.

South Asia CISO Awards
ESCON Cyber Security Excellence Awards 2024, celebrates visionary leaders from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Maldives for innovative cybersecurity strategies. Recognizing pioneers who drove radical digital transformation amid challenges, positioning organizations as market leaders. Hosted by prominent IT leaders, the awards commend Technology Providers for delivering cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions, enabling seamless transitions and exceptional experiences.

The Cross-Border CISO Mentorship initiative serves as a beacon of collaboration and knowledge exchange in the realm of cybersecurity across the South Asian countries including Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan , Sri Lanka and Maldives. With India's rich expertise and experience in cybersecurity leadership, this mentorship program aims to extend a guiding hand to emerging cybersecurity professionals and leaders from neighboring countries.

Through this initiative, seasoned Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) from India act as mentors, sharing their wealth of knowledge, best practices, and practical insights with mentees from South Asian countries.

The mentorship program covers a wide array of topics, including but not limited to threat intelligence, risk management, incident response, compliance, and emerging technologies. Mentees benefit not only from the mentorship of experienced CISOs but also from peer-to-peer learning and networking opportunities within the South Asian cybersecurity community.

Exclusive Country Workshops

Apart from India, sponsors have the unique opportunity to engage further by sharing their wish list and hosting exclusive workshops over breakfast, lunch or hi-tea with their country of choice among Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Maldives.

These intimate gatherings provide an invaluable platform for fostering deeper connections and collaborations, allowing sponsors to gain insights into the technological landscape of each country.

By focusing on specific countries, sponsors can tailor their discussions to address the unique challenges, opportunities and advancements in technology within each nation. This approach enables a more nuanced understanding of the technological standpoint across the APAC region, facilitating targeted discussions on thought leadership and collaboration.

Casual Networking
Themes for ESCON 2024

Cybersecurity Leadership

Data & Application Security

Cloud & Infrastructure Security

Cybersecurity Operations

AI driven Cybersecurity

Identity & Access Management

Risk & Compliance Management

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South Asia Cricket Match
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