About Defend The Flag

The Defend The Flag (DTF) is an event series from Information Sharing and Analysis Center, in collaboration with Tata Communications Ltd. This edition of DTF is under the aegis of National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Center (NCIIPC), Government of India. DTF brings together the top decision makers from each sector to discuss the latest developments in cyber security, issues/challenges faced by companies and most importantly learn from each other the best practices in Cyber Security that would greatly enhance the overall resilience of cyber space across India.

Events every year
Critical Sectors
Cities across India

Event Format

The program (07:00 PM to 09:00 PM) is for CISOs and CXOs directly responsible for cyber security roles within their organizations. Immerse in engaging and technically curated sessions followed by Networking and Dinner.



Interact with Government and Industry experts to know the latest developments in cyber security and compliance. The sessions are aimed at easing your day-to-day critical functions relation to cyber security.

Maj Gen Atul Mehra, Retd

Consultant, NCIIPC

Sri Lokesh Garg

Director, NCIIPC

Sri Giridhar

Tata Communications

Smith Gonsalves

Security Researcher

Group Captain Naidu

Senior Advisor - ISAC

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Schedule - 27 June, Mumbai





  • 19:00 - 19:05
  • Introduction
Sri Lokesh Garg

Director, NCIIPC

  • Mumbai
  • 19:05 - 19:15
  • Opening Address
Maj Gen Atul Mehra, Retd

Consultant, NCIIPC

  • Mumbai
  • 19:15 - 20:00
  • Building SOC Maturity
Karthik Varma

CEO - Cyberange

  • Mumbai
  • 20:00 - 20:15
  • Mitigating Frauds in BFSI Sector
Group Capt. Aanand Naidu

CEO - Aakash Law

  • Mumbai
  • 20:15 - 21:00
  • Challenges in SOC for BFSI
Sri Giridhar

Giri - TCL

  • Mumbai

Defend The Flag: Need

There are too many events and conferences focused on hacking and exploitation but very few that focus on defense, Datacenter security and next generation security operation centres (SOC). The aim of Defend the Flag series is to expose sectoral organizations to sector-specific threats, attack vectors, tools, process and techniques required to be in place to protect these CII assets in operation both within Government, public and private corporate entities across the country.

Register now

If you are a cyber security professional working with Defense sector, register now! The event is free to attend but only by prior approval and invitation.

Partners & Sponsors

We are immensely thankful to our generous sponsors to make this cyber security series possible.


Technology Partner and Sponsor

Knowledge Partners

Frequently Asked Question

Find the most common questions answered here!

Yes. This event is under the aegis of NCIIPC, Government of India.

This event is restricted to BFSI Sector and requires an invitation.

This is a free event.

If you have an invitation and cannot attend it for some reason, you can send us your nominations.