Security Threats in IoT paradigm – A Hype? or a Scary Reality?

Moderated by Narang N Kishor, Founder, Narnix Technolabs Pvt. Ltd.

Panelists: Nagendra Bykampadi, Bell Labs CTO Standardization team, NOKIA

               Nishant Krishna, Software Architect (SDN and Cloud Infrastructure),AVAYA

               Priyasloka Arya, Senior Technical Manager, LDRA

               Mahesh K, Tata Communications

               Chandrasekaran Vasudevan, Ericsson

               Shekhar Sanyal, Director and Country Head, The IET India


They say, NOW you don’t need Missiles or Nuclear Bombs to bring down an Enemy Nation… you just need a bunch of good hackers, and you can bring down even a most powerful nation on it’s Knees merely by hacking & shutting down the critical infrastructure of the nation.

And the IoT deployments have the most vulnerable attack surface areas… And, hence,the entire buzz about securing the IoT Deployments end to end; because “A chain is as strong as its weakest Link”

However, the question in the minds of design engineers is – How Much or How Less Security is optimum?

The Panel Discussion shall provide a comprehensive 360-degree view of security implications in various aspects of the IoT paradigm… Attend, interact with heterogeneous mix of design & security experts and go back with actionable insights within your own area of interest within the heterogeneous IoT Ecosystem.


Narang N Kishor

Narang N Kishor, Founder, Narnix Technolabs Pvt. Ltd.

Kishor is a Technology Consultant, Mentor & Design Architect with Organizations of National & International repute in the fields of Electrical, Electronics & ICT. He has over 39 years of professional experience in education, research, design and consulting. After a brief stint in Design, Industry & Academics, he started narnix in 1981 to act as the “Technology Interface” for the Industry, Business and Society. narnix is one of the pioneer “Independent Design Houses” in India, engaged in design & technology consultancy, providing complete Design & Development Support to Electronic Products & Systems Manufacturing, as well as Solution Deploying Organizations. He has over 200 research & design mentees in the STI (Science Technology & Innovation) and ESDM (Electronics System Design & Manufacturing) Ecosystems. His current focus is to develop Framework, Architecture & Standards for end-to-end unified & secure ICT Infrastructure for Smart Cities. He is leading the Smart Cities Standardization Globally as “Convener of Reference Architecture Work Group in IEC Systems Committee on Smart Cities” and Co-Editor of ISO Standards – ISO 30145 on Smart City ICT Reference Framework & ISO 30146 onSmart Cities ICT IndicatorsHe is also the Convener of a Panel on ‘Smart Infrastructure’ in BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards), focused at Standardization & harmonization with global SDOs on unified & secure ICT backbone for Smart Infrastructure.


Nagendra S Bykampadi

Nagendra S Bykampadi, Nokia

Nagendra is a member of the Bell Labs CTO Standardization team in Nokia with over 20 years of experience in the wireless industry. He is currently the 3GPP Security WG (SA3) standardization delegate for Nokia. The SA3 WG is responsible for specifying security and privacy architecture, protocols in 3GPP based networks including 4G and 5G. His areas of contribution include defining security specifications for C-IOT, BEST (Battery efficient security mechanism for constrained IOT devices), and various security areas in 5G including UE authentication and authorization, device authentication and remote credential provisioning for eUICC based IOT devices. He has previously worked on defining OpenID Connect and OAuth-based security specifications for IMS_WebRTC and Mission critical services including public safety. He is also the TSDSI prime for Nokia India, responsible for Nokia’s standardization activities in TDSDI. TSDSI is a regional partner of 3GPP and OneM2M and is responsible for defining standardized specifications for India-specific telecom requirements. In his previous roles, he has worked on variety of technologies including CDMA, EV-DO, and ATCA middleware platforms, covering various aspects including OA&M, Call Processing and System Engineering for LTE Security. He has a Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science from the University of Texas, Arlington, USA.

Nishant Krishna

Nishant Krishna, Software Architect (SDN and Cloud Infrastructure), AVAYA

Nishant is a Software Architect, Innovator and Inventor with 16+ years of experience working on Network Management Systems (NMS), Cloud and Virtualization, Software-Defined Network (SDN) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Nishant has 2 patent granted and 5 patents filed/pending with US Patent Office in the areas of Network Management Systems, Cloud, Virtualization and SDN Technologies. He participates actively in User Experience (UX) and Wireframing related activities. He is an active member and contributor to numerous technical meetups. He is also a contributor to IEEE conferences and standards and is a member of subcommittees working on defining standards for IoT and Smart Cities. His areas of interest include Cloud and Virtualization, SDN, IoT, UX, User Interfaces, Network Security, Cryptography, System and OS Hardening, public speaking and latest tech and gadgets. Nishant has a Master of Science (MS) in Software Engineering degree from BITS, Pilani, along with many technical certifications.

Priyasloka Arya

Priyasloka Arya, Senior Technical Manager, LDRA Certification Services

Priyasloka Arya has 16 years of professional experience in Defence and Aerospace domains. He has served Honeywell and Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) in various capacities as a leader and as well as an individual contributor. Arya is PMP, PRINCE2, ITIL, Six Sigma Black Belt, AS9100 (Internal Auditor), CPRE (IREB), ISTQB and ASEP (INCOSE) certified professional. Arya has worked as a certification specialist In Honeywell with delegation to approve airborne software (complying with DO-178B/C, DO-297, DO-330, DO-332) of various Communication, Navigation and Surveillance projects. Arya has worked in multiple system development projects complying with ARP-4754A as a candidate certification specialist.

Mahesh Kalyanaraman

Mahesh Kalyanaraman, Tata Communications Limited

Mahesh is Senior Information Security Professional with over 20 years of versatile experience in Information Security Management, Governance, and Compliance. Have completed CISSP, CISA, CISM and currently pursuing PhD in Cloud Security from the University of Madras. Currently part of Corporate Security team of Tata Communications Limited having global responsibility for the role which I am into. Supporting Universities / Colleges in designing and delivering Cyber Security courses. Currently nominated as Co – Editor for re-development of ISO 27008 (Technical Guidelines for Auditors on Information Security).


Chandrasekaran Vasudevan

Chandrasekaran Vasudevan, Head of Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Ericsson India

Chandrasekaran Vasudevan is currently heading Ericsson’s NFV, SDN,Cloud and IOT initiatives in India. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Telecom and software gained from his engagements with various Regional and Global Telecom operators such as SingTel, Telstra, Softbank, Bharti, Axiata and Maxis. He is a recognized expert in multiple areas such as Cloud, NFV, IoT, Service Delivery Architecture, Software Systems and Multimedia Technologies.
Chandra has been part of Ericsson Research and is a member of its global principal architect group. He has published in various European Telecom R&D program publications and IEEE GlobeCom. He has represented Ericsson as a technology expert in various industry events in India and abroad.
Chandra holds Masters degree in Communication and Network Systems Engineering from Nanyang Technological University , Singapore. He holds patents and fillings in the area of mobile network applications.

Shekhar Sanyal

Shekhar Sanyal, Director & Country Head, The IET

Shekhar is the Director and Country Head of the Institution of Engineering and Technology India (IET). He joined IET India in October 2009. Shekhar Sanyal graduated from Delhi University in 1992 with a BA (Honours) in English Literature. He also holds an MBA from the Institute of Management Studies. He spent his early career with ABP limited as the Regional Sales Manager for Western India. He joined Tata Infomedia in 1994 where he was appointed as a Head of Sales (Directories) for Chennai. In 2004, he moved to Achieve Global India where he served as a Director for 4 years. Prior to joining IET, he worked with Nortel as a Sales Training Head for Asia Pacific region.






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