Saikat Datta

Speaker

Designation :

Designated & Founding Partner, DeepStrat | Strategic Adviser to Nullcon and The Dialogue

Bio :

Saikat Datta has worked at the intersection of public policy, journalism and security in a career spanning over two decades. During his work as an editor and an investigative journalist his work was awarded the International Press Institute award (2007), the Jagan Phadnis Memorial award for investigative journalism (2007) and the National RTI award for journalism (2010).

As a public policy professional, he has been associated with Nullcon – Asia’s biggest cybersecurity conference and hub; The Dialogue – a think tank on technology and policy in India; and a Policy Director with the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS). He was also the lead researcher on a cybersecurity project for the New Delhi-based Internet Democracy Project.

He was the Vice President & Head, De-risking Strategies, of Reliance Global Corporate Security (RGCS) specialising in counter-terrorism and cybersecurity projects. He was also a consultant to the National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre, a body created under India’s Information Technology Act (amended) 2008 as the designated national agency for all cyberthreats to critical information infrastructure (CII).

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