10th July 2024  Bangalore, Karnataka, India  Accel is set to host India’s largest Cybersecurity Summit on July 25, 2024, in Bengaluru. To evangelize the early-stage cybersecurity startup ecosystem in India, this event will bring together security operators, CISOs, and notable founders from around the world. The summit will provide a platform for startups to showcase their cybersecurity innovations and pitch to a select group of CISOs from both large enterprises and tech unicorns like PhonePe, Groww, Cred, and Flipkart.

India’s cybersecurity landscape has seen remarkable growth. According to a report by the Data Security Council of India, the market reached approximately USD 6 billion in 2023, clocking a CAGR of over 30% from 2019 to 2023. The products segment alone grew by more than 3.5x, reaching close to USD 3.7 billion in 2023 from USD 1 billion in 2019.

“India’s cybersecurity landscape is maturing quickly. With the exponential growth of large SaaS and consumer companies in India, security teams have become highly skilled at combating increasing threat surfaces. Accel has funded over 50 cybersecurity companies globally, many of which have Indian-origin founders. There are significant opportunities for founders in India to build the next generation of global cybersecurity companies focusing on areas like AI in cybersecurity, application security, and security operations,” says Prayank Swaroop, Partner at Accel.

There will be four distinct knowledge tracks at the summit, tailored to the varied interests of attendees, and a pavilion where startups and data security teams can showcase their products:

  • Application Security: This track will cover topics like setting up a high-quality AppSec program and automating tasks across the AppSec stack.
  • Security Operations: This track will cover how to leverage SIEM and SOAR for automating security operations and explore strategies for scaling security operations as organizations grow.
  • AI in Security: Exploring the role of AI in enhancing the AppSec stack and Large Language Model (LLM) security.
  • Founders in Security: Insights into best practices for scaling go-to-market strategies and selling to security teams and CISOs.

The lineup of speakers for the summit includes Ajit Sancheti, general manager of Logscale at CrowdStrike; Ankur Bhargava, head of product security at PhonePe; Himanshu Das, CISO at Cred; Ross Haleliuk, founder of Venture in Security; Jossef Harush, head of supply chain security at Checkmarx; Anthony Belfiore, chief strategy officer at Wiz; Prajal Kulkarni, CISO at Groww; Ashwath Kumar, principal security engineer at Razorpay; Ruchir Patwa, co-founder of Sydelabs; Ansh Patnaik, chief product officer of Cycognito; Anand Prakash, founder of Pingsafe; Raghuveer Kancherla, co-founder of Sprinto; and Avinash Nagla, founder of Sprouts.

The summit is organized by Accel, led by a committee including Prayank Swaroop, Akshat Jain (Co-founder and CTO at Cyware), Ankita Gupta (Co-founder and CEO at Akto), Vandana Verma (Senior Developer Advocate at Snyk), and Sandesh Anand (Co-founder at Seezo).