India's leading non-profit advancing professional ethics, national cyber security and awareness

Feb 27 & 28 - Mumbai | First Edition

Defend The Flag:
Co-operative Banking
Cyber Security Edition

About Defend The Flag

The Defend The Flag (DTF) is a two day event series from Information Sharing and Analysis Center, in collaboration with Tata Communications Ltd, under the aegis of National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Center (NCIIPC), Government of India, that 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
Hands-on Workshops

Event Format

The Day One (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.

The Day Two (10:00 AM to 05:00 PM) is for Security Researchers, SOC Analysts, Incident Responders and Technology Influencers who execute day-to-day hands-on cyber security functions. Experience highly useful technical workshops and  practical offensive and defensive hackathon based on real-world cyber security case studies.


Our 5,000 attendees are looking to stay on top of the latest trends, meet their next client or partner, and connect with other people interested in the future of technology.


Schedule - 27 February





Rajshekhar P

Director - ISAC

Sanjeev Chawla


Dr. Ajeet Bajpai


Srinivasan CR

Executive VP - Tata Comm. Ltd

Karthik Varma

CEO - Cyberange

Group Capt. Aanand Naidu

CEO - Aakash Law

Avinash Prasad

VP - Managed Security Services

Schedule - 28 February





Karthik Varma

CEO - Cyberange

Abhiram Sripathy

Chief Growth Officer - MCG

Karthik Varma

CEO - Cyberange

Rajshekhar P

Director - ISAC

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 cooperative banking sector, register now! The event is completely free to attend.

Partners & Sponsors

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

Technology Partner and Sponsor

Knowledge Partners


Event Gallery

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Frequently Asked Question

Find the most common questions answered here!

The first edition of DTF will take place on 27 February in Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai and on 28 February at MTNL Training Center, Powai

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

You can register with us by sending an email to Please note that you must be working in the area of cyber security with cooperative banks in India to qualify for attending this event!

This is a free event.

Please send us an email to or kindly get a printed copy of your invitation letter.

If you are a CISO or a CXO, you can nominate your staff for attending the DTF sessions on 28th February at MTNL Training Center, Powai.