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Conclave: Security experts to brainstorm on terror

Published Nov 15, 2017, 3:14 am IST
Updated Nov 15, 2017, 3:14 am IST
Former NSA M.K. Narayanan, Uzi Arad, NSA to Israeli PM to attend.
Tobby Simon
 Tobby Simon

Bengaluru: There is a constant change every day in the world’s asymmetrical nature of international security threats, which may strike any government, corporate, industry or academic institution or research centre. But everyone looks for a message in these threats, but not the solutions to tackle it, said Tobby Simon, founder-president, Synergia Foundation.

Synergia Foundation is a city-based strategic think tank, which was established a couple of decades ago. They are conducting “A Synergia Conclave – Security 360”, from November 17 to 19, at Taj West End, where experts in security intelligence from across the world will present papers on various security threats posing great danger. This year, the conclave is based on “Re-imagining security for both government and industries in a digitised asymmetric world”.


“The 5th conclave, which will be conducted along with the state IT-BT department, will see economists, strategic thinkers, security experts and business leaders participating to share their inputs on the security aspect in a 360-degree perspective,” said Simon.

He said that the Synergia Foundation carries out extensive research on security threats. “We also conduct numerous conferences with officials and describe the possible security threats which can affect the nation and individuals and later come up with solutions to tackle them. For example, bitcoins and crypto-currency may affect the banks in future and possible solutions to tackle them from affecting the usual transactions,” he said.

“Till the day top companies in every field do not take cyber threats seriously, we will carry out intense research and build case studies to ensure that these companies understand the nuances of cyber security and its importance,” he said.

“The world is changing every minute and it has a collateral impact on all of us. The conference helps in setting up a platform by bringing together industry leaders, policymakers, strategic security practitioners and media personnel from across the globe to obtain a perspective of geopolitical threats with a focus on asymmetrical threats, pandemic natured and supply-chain security. It will also help people think in a linear as well as in a broader perspective,” Simon said.

This year’s conclave will see M.K. Narayanan, former National Security Advisor and Director of IB, Uzi Arad, National Security Advisor to the Israeli prime minister, Major General Yossi Ben Hanan, former head of Israeli (SIBAT), Silvino Schlickmann, Junior director of cyber operations, Interpol, Jean Louis Brugiere, head of anti-terrorism court in Europe,  and several other eminent personalities.

He said that the conclave will focus on diverse topics like the New World Order, Cyber Security – The Board Dilemma and 360-degree perspective, Cyber 9/11 and more.

Location: India, Karnataka