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  • Crux Center for Security Research, a non-partisan, non-profit organization, hosted BFSI Physical Security Summit on 12th July at Hotel Sofitel, Mumbai.

    cruxCrux Center for Security Research through this constructive and productive initiative aimed at bringing the leaders across the BFSI Sector together and discuss and deliberate on issues related to physical security of ATMs, cash vans, data centers, and banks.

    The summit facilitated sharing of in-depth insights on a variety of security policies, regulations and concerns, with a sight at the future of the security distinctively designed for the BFSI Market.

    The summit was attended by delegates including the Chief Security heads and security managers of various Banks and financial organizations. Notable keynote speakers and panelists comprised renowned names from the industry like Shri KP Raghuvanshi, IPS (Retd.), Security Advisor, Central Security Cell, RBI. Ms Shelly Bhasin, Chief Knowledge Officer, Crux Center for Security Research and Events, Mr. Ajit Kulkarni, Associate Director – Security, IDFC Bank Limited, Mr. Dilip Panjwani, AVP & Head – Information Security Services and ATM Management, DBS Bank, Mr. Sunil Dutt Anthwal, AVP – Security, Axis Bank, Capt. Rakesh Patney, AGM & CSO, Security Department, Bank of India, Col. Nisheeth Singhal (Retd.),Chief Security Officer, Dena Bank, Mr. Manoj Ajgaonkar, Practice Head for Business Continuity Management, MitKat Advisory Services, Capt.Suraj Shankhpal, ED, Goldman Sachs, Maj. Vishwas Koranne, Deputy Vice President & Head of Security, IndusInd Bank Ltd. Mr. Shekhar Nalawade, Head of Security, Deutsche Bank, Mr. Avinash W. Kadam, Cyber Security Mentor and Former Vice President, ISACA International Board, Lt. Col. Sandeep Dahiya, GM-Security, First Source.

    “Criminals also have SOP’s same as security personals” Shri KP Raghuvanshi, IPS (Retd.), Security Advisor, Central Security Cell, RBI stated during his inaugural address and also highlighted how vital is the presence of armed guards on the Physical Security front.

    Ms. Shelly Bhasin, Chief Knowledge Officer, Crux Center for Security Research and Events during her welcome address emphasized that physical security for banks needs an equal importance as information and cyber security. She said we need new security guidelines and regulations as per changing security scenario.

    Capt. Suraj Shankhpal, ED, Goldman Sachs detailed that basic principles of Logical & Physical Security cannot be implemented together.

    Col. Nisheeth Singhal (Retd.), Chief Security Officer, Dena Bank took part in a panel discussion on making ATMs secure & reducing costs. He focused upon the need to integrate State police to get a quick response.

    Cap. Rakesh Patney,AGM & CSO, Security Department, Bank of India stated “teaching basics of security as a subject should be introduced.”

    Sponsors’ Insight

    The BFSI Physical security summit provided a remarkable opportunity to the sponsors to showcase their services and products to a focused audience. Mr. Jasmeet Bhatia, Marketing Leader, Honeywell Security and Fire shared his opinions about Convergence of Intelligent Video Surveillance and Incident Response Solutions to prevent/detect physical crime against ATMs

    Mr. Robert Jansson, Manager, Business Development & Sales, Technology neXus AB spoke on Make highest security in physical access control, by using standards also your Standard.

    Mr. Ashish Kundnani, National Sales Manager, Monitoring Services, TYCO discussed about E-Surveillance Solution for BFSI – ATM / Branches and how their solutions are a benchmark.

    Mr. Gautam Goradia, MD, Comsur deliberated about situational awareness & Video Blindness and How CCTV auditing can be a game changer.

    Overall delegates enthusiasm was at par with their perspective about the subject and intense Q&A

    rounds added fuel to the interactive sessions. The Summit was a phenomenal knowledge-sharing platform for public and private sectors banks to discover new technological advancements and solutions to enhance their physical security measures.