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Lecture by Mr. Sidhu Sridhara Rao @3pm

June 8, 2022 @ 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM IST

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Venue: MMCR, EE, IISc, Bangalore / Hybrid mode

Time: 8 June 2022, 3 pm

Title: Demystifying Cybersecurity Program

Speaker: Mr. Sidhu Sridhara Rao, Head of Information Security, Well Fargo.

Abstract: “What comes to one’s mind when we say the word ‘cybersecurity’?
Vulnerabilities, Breaches, incident response, hackers, hacktivists, nation state actors, cyber criminals etc.
With the rapid digitalization of the global economic activity during the pandemic, the world is even more connected than it was 2 years ago. And the benefits of digitalization to organizations will continue to drive this journey. However, as the world is more and more interconnected, the risks of that digital partnerships become even more important for resiliency of the organization’s business. There is no single organization in the world that is not dependent of extended enterprise partner ecosystem to run their business to serve their clients. As such the attack surface of the organizations continue to grow due to digitalization.

There is lot to cybersecurity than vulnerabilities, breaches, incident response. The purpose of this session is to throw some light on to all the elements that constitutes a comprehensive cybersecurity program, what type of skill sets are needed where and how the global economy can benefit from it. This session will cover industry agnostic generic cybersecurity framework that is easy to understand. This framework also has linkages to various regulatory frameworks around security and privacy.

The audience can be from broad spectrum of disciplines. It’s not necessary that they have core computer science background.”


Sidhu leads the Information and Cyber Security Services Group at Wells Fargo India reporting into the Global Chief Information Security Officer. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Sidhu served as “Risk Management Fellow (Banking and Securities)” at Deloitte. As Regional Leader of the Finance Risk Transformation Services practice of the firm, Sidhu led global M&A projects in the financial services sector. He holds multiple certifications in IT Risk Management and IT Governance. Sidhu is a regular keynote speaker, panel member and moderator on cyber security, innovation and financial services matters in India and abroad. He has been invited by global media organizations like The Economist, Economic Times, Financial Times, Information Security Media Group, Indian agencies like ASSOCHAM, FICCI, and global premier business Institutions like the IIMs and ISB for his expertise in the industry. Sidhu was awarded Editor’s Choice CISO of the year in 2018. Sidhu takes personal interest in coaching and mentoring women in middle management levels across Asia, Europe and the Americas.


Request everyone to attend the event.


June 8, 2022
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM IST