Unlocking the Secrets of Cybersecurity: A Journey with Mr. Sankha Chakraborty

By Siddhartha Chattaraj

On December 8, 2023, the ITBM (2023-2025) batch had the privilege of hosting Mr. Sankha Chakraborty, Assistant Manager at PWC Singapore, for an enlightening guest lecture on the topic ‘Information security.’ He is an esteemed international cyber security professional with over six years of experience, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our academic community.

Under the guidance of Dr. Shaji Joseph, the guest lecture committee began with a brief introduction to his impressive credentials. The speaker started his speech after his introduction, including his CISA and CISM certifications, signifying his deep understanding of information security. The session delved into the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, emphasizing the critical importance of cyber hygiene, transformative measures, and resilience in the digital era.

His ability to blend theory with practical examples and real-world experiences sets this lecture apart. He covered a diverse range of topics, from privacy policy and procedure design to SOC 2 audit and vulnerability management, providing our students and faculty with a comprehensive view of the challenges and opportunities in the field.

The incorporation of anecdotes enriched the learning experience, offering a glimpse into the complexities of information security. His insights are on the verge of impacting our academic and professional journeys, equipping us with the knowledge essential for success in this dynamic field.

We sincerely thank Mr. Sankha Chakraborty for his generosity in sharing his time and expertise. The success of this guest lecture has inspired us to continue seeking enlightening sessions with distinguished guests of his caliber in the future. As we face the evolving challenges of cybersecurity in the digital age, we are now better equipped, inspired, and ready for the journey ahead.