About Defend The Flag

The Defend The Flag (DTF) is an event series from Information Sharing and Analysis Center, in collaboration with Netcon. This edition of DTF is under the aegis of CERT-IN, 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 (03:00 PM to 05:00 PM) is for CISOs and CXOs directly responsible for cyber security roles within their organizations. Immerse in engaging and technically curated sessions.


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.

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Schedule - 30st July




  • 15:00 - 15:02
  • Introduction
Group Capt. Naidu

Director, ISAC

  • 15:02 - 15:05
  • Welcome Address | CERT-IN
Dr Sanjay Bahl


  • 15:05 - 15:10
  • Opening Address
Mahalingam Ramasamy

MD, Netcon

  • 15:10 - 16:00
  • Combatting New Age Threats in Work from Home Infrastrucutre
Smith Gonsalves

Cyber Security Evangelist

  • 16:00 - 16:05
  • Median Address
Ramesh K

CEO - SkillsDA

  • 16:05 - 16:45
  • SOC Maturity Testing - Ransomware Simulation Attack
Karthik Varma

CEO - Cyberange

  • 16:45 - 17:00
  • Q/A
ISAC - Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
Q/A Session with Speakers


Schedule - 31st July | Two hour Workshop




  • 15:00 - 16:00
  • Technical Session - Track 1
Technical Workshop

Virtual Session

  • 16:00 - 16:50
  • Technical Session - Track 2
Technical Workshop

Virtual Session

  • 16:50 - 17:00
  • Closing Session
Closing Session

Certificate Distribution

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, 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 CERT-IN, under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity), Government of India.

This event is restricted to CISOs and senior leadership of various sectors 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.