Qualys Security Conference
Explore the security impacts of the digital journey and how to build in security automation from endpoints to the data center to the cloud. Join us in person to scale your capability and meet the challenges of ever-growing attack surfaces. Hear from industry experts, learn strategies and tactics to secure your organization, and network with your peers and other Qualys experts to accelerate your career.
Kick off QSC on the Road on Thursday, September 15. Meet old friends, make new ones, enjoy cocktails, and connect with Qualys experts and peers.
8:45 – 9:00
Debashish Jyotiprakash, Vice President, Asia, Qualys
9:00 – 9:15
Inauguration & Welcome Note
Sumedh Thakar, President and CEO, Qualys
9:15 – 9:45
Keynote Address: Cybersecurity Consolidation – Opportunities and Challenges
Ms. Rama Vedashree, Chief Executive Officer, Data Security Council of India (DSCI)
9:45 – 10:30
Session Address: Security Automation for the Digital Journey
Sumedh Thakar, President and CEO, Qualys
10:30 – 11:15
Manage & Reduce Cyber Security Risk Rapidly Through the Unified Power of the Qualys Cloud Platform
Shailesh Athalye, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Qualys
|11:15 – 11:30 Break|
11:30 AM – 12:15
Redefining Risk-Based Vulnerability Management With VMDR TruRisk™ and Integrated Remediation
Shailesh Athalye, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Qualys
Ramesh Ramchandran, Director of Product Management, Qualys
12:15 – 12:50
Real-Time Threat & Vulnerability Management, Getting off a Ticketing System
Abayavidya Rengahari, Group Manager, Infosys
|12:50 – 14:00 Lunch|
14:00 – 14:20
Digital Economy: How Protected We Are? How Vulnerable We Are?
Bharat Panchal, Chief Industry Relations & Regulatory Officer-India, Discover Financial Services
14:20 – 14:50
Navigate Dynamic Threats: View Your Environment Like an Attacker Would With External Attack Surface Management (EASM)
Kunal Modasiya, Vice President, Product Management, CyberSecurity Asset Management
14:50 – 15:20
Always Audit-Ready With Continuous Compliance Management
Hariom Singh, Senior Director, Qualys
15:20 – 15:50
Bringing Power of the Qualys Platform for Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP)
Parag Bajaria, Vice President, Cloud & Container Security Solutions, Qualys
|15:50 – 16:10 Coffee/Tea Break|
16:10 – 17:00
SBOM & Open Source in Growing SSC Attacks: The Executive Action Plan
Vikram Dhanda, CISO, Virtusa
Tarang Parikh, Senior General Manager, Cyber security
Mithilesh Singh, Global Head - Technology Audit & Analytics, S&P Global
Kumar Ravi, CISO, Teleperformance
Chandra Prakash Suryavanshi, Partner, KPMG
Jonathan Trull, CISO, Qualys, Moderator
17:00 – 17:30
Bringing Multiple Security Vectors Together for Faster and More Accurate Threat Detection & Response
Utpal Desai, Senior Director, Product Management, Qualys
Jim Wojno, Senior Director, Product Management, XDR, Qualys
17:30 – 18:00
Managing the Breadth and Depth of Web Application & API Security
Sushil Jawale, Principal Product Manager, Qualys
|18:00 – 19:00 Visit Qualys Experience Zone|
|19:00 – 20:00 Cocktails|
Dive into the profound impact of the digital journey and explore how to build in security automation from the data center to the cloud. Industry experts and Qualys leaders discuss automation strategies, preview product roadmaps, listen to your challenges, and answer your questions.
Engage with Qualys’ customer-facing teams and your peers around best practices and user case studies for applying security automation to real-world challenges.
Two days of free training covers forward-looking strategies, best practices to improve effectiveness and productivity, and core and expanded product features to up-level your security program.
CIOs, CSOs and CTOs; directors and managers of network, security and cloud; developers and DevSecOps practitioners; Qualys partners and consultants; or any forward-thinking security professionals.
Qualys Security Conference will be held at Trident Hotel.
Mumbai 400 021, India
T: (91) 22 6632 4343
Attendance at QSC is complimentary. This includes access to all general sessions, breakfast, lunch, breaks, and training.
Travel and hotel accommodations are not included with QSC or pre-conference training.
Debashish Jyotiprakash is the Vice President of Asia for Qualys and is responsible for sales, marketing, channel management and success in the region. Debashish joined Qualys in 2012 and has held various leadership roles at Qualys including Chief Technical Security Officer and managing director for India and Australia & New Zealand. Debashish is a passionate customer advocate. He helps Qualys customers leverage their investment in the Qualys Cloud Platform and its IT, Security and Compliance applications to reduce cyber risk and prepare defenses for emerging cyber threats.
Previously Debashish held head of business and sales leadership roles at leading India-based technology companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Government College Rourkela, and a master’s degree in Computer Science from Utkal University / Ravenshaw College.
Aditi Sahasrabudhe is a Principal Product Manager in Qualys and is currently managing two Qualys products - CyberSecurity Asset Management, and SaaS Detection and Response. In Qualys, she spearheads the research on new features on Qualys platform including External Attack Surface Management, Azure AD and MS 365 security and compliance, Out-of-Band Configuration assessment of critical networking assets, etc. Before joining Qualys, she has worked in development as well as in research roles in Symantec Corporation and KPIT infosystem’s CREST R&D labs. She holds an MTech degree from IIT Roorkee and CISSP certification. She is an author of CIS benchmarks.
Principle Product Manager, building new features and integrated solutions for Qulays Vulnerability and patch management products. Playing an inbound and outbound product management role and leading design partner programs.
Hariom Singh, the Senior Director of Product Management, is chartered with leading the Qualys compliance product and solutions portfolio. Since joining Qualys in 2013, Hariom has worked in various security and compliance roles driving innovation and growth of Qualys Policy Compliance (PC) Qualys Security Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ), Qualys File Integrity Monitoring (FIM), Qualys Cloud Database Assessment, and Qualys Custom Assessment & Remediation (CAR). In addition, Hariom has played a central role in various research and development initiatives, helping customers solve complex cybersecurity challenges that include auto-discovery and assessment of middleware, applications, and databases. Prior Qualys, Hariom built his experience designing and building effective security and compliance programs for large enterprises in the healthcare, energy, financial and telecommunications industries as the Technical Lead at Creative Breakthroughs and Senior Consultant at Symantec.
As President and CEO, Sumedh leads the company’s vision, strategic direction and implementation. He joined Qualys in 2003 in engineering and grew within the company, taking various leadership roles focused on helping Qualys deliver on its platform vision. From 2014 to 2021, he served as Qualys’ Chief Product Officer, where he oversaw all things product, including engineering, development, product management, cloud operations, DevOps, and customer support. A product fanatic and engineer at heart, he is a driving force behind expanding the platform from Vulnerability Management into broader areas of security and compliance, helping customers consolidate their security stack. This includes the rollout of the game-changing VMDR (Vulnerability Management, Detection and Response) that continually detects and prevents risk to their systems, Multi-Vector EDR, which focuses on protecting endpoints as well as Container Security, Compliance and Web Application Security solutions. Sumedh was also instrumental in the build-up of multiple Qualys sites resulting in a global 24x7 follow-the-sun product team.
Sumedh is a long-time proponent of SaaS and cloud computing. He previously worked at Intacct, a cloud-based financial and accounting software provider. He also worked at Northwest Airlines developing complex algorithms for its yield and revenue management reservation system. Sumedh has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering with distinction from the University of Pune.
As Senior Vice President of Product Management, Shailesh leads the product management team and drives the Qualys product vision helping customers assess and improve their IT, security and compliance posture. Since joining Qualys in 2012, he has worked in various security and compliance roles driving innovative solutions, including remote endpoint protection, endpoint detection and response, and SaaS security. In addition, Shailesh headed engineering, research and product management for Qualys Policy Compliance and File Integrity Monitoring, where he helped customers go beyond compliance to drive their IT GRC objectives. Before Qualys, he focused on security research for Symantec ESM and Compliance solutions. Shailesh holds a master’s in computer applications (MCA) from the Vishwakarma Institute of Technology and has various security certifications including CISA, CRISC, CISM. He is also a regular speaker at industry conferences.
Dharmesh Ghelani is Director of Product Management at Qualys, focused on Operational Technology Security. He has 17 years of experience spanning across R&D Engineering & Product Management, working on various domains like Virtualization, Cloud computing & Cyber Security. He has contributed to the development of various products at Symantec, VMware, IBM Software Labs & BMC Software. Dharmesh holds VCP & ITIL certifications and has a Masters Degree in Computer Networks, Masters in Business Administration, and a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology.
DSCI under her leadership is pursuing a Cyber Security Industry growth charter to make India into a global hub for cyber security and grow to 35B$ by 2025.
Prior to moving to DSCI she was Vice President, NASSCOM leading all initiatives in Domestic IT, eGovernance and Smart Cities among others. At NASSCOM, she has also led the Healthcare initiative in partnership with apex Health Sector body, NATHEALTH and the NASSCOM-DSCI Cyber Security Task Force. With a rich and varied experience of 30+ years in the Industry, she has had long stints at NIIT Technologies, Microsoft and General Electric.
Parag Bajaria is vice president of cloud and container security solutions at Qualys, focused on building and evangelizing cloud and container products and solutions. He has spent the last decade working in cloud security building products in various domains including data security, cloud posture management, identity security, and workload security. Previously, Parag was head of Product Management at CloudKnox, a cloud infrastructure entitlements management (CIEM) company. Parag has held product leadership roles at HyTrust, Yahoo, and Juniper Networks. Parag has an MBA from Cornell University and a master’s in electrical engineering from the University of Maine.
Shrikant Dhanawade is Director of Product Management, responsible for Cloud Security products in Qualys. He has more than a decade working experience in Cloud Automation, Cloud Security, DevSecOps with a demonstrated history of working in the Cybersecurity Products and information technology industry.
Previously, Shrikant worked for various Cloud Security initiatives with Xoriant and Accenture. Shrikant holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Computers from Mumbai University and Executive Program in Global Business Management from IIM Calcutta.
John Delaroderie is director of Product Management for Web Application Security. He joined Qualys in 2018 and has spent the past decade working for various government agencies and private organizations in cybersecurity, incident response, digital forensics, and systems integrations. John holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master’s degree in computer science from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Jim Wojno is senior director of Product Management for the Qualys XDR platform. Jim has worked for several of the industry’s top infosec companies covering a 25-plus year career that includes a variety of challenging assignments. As a product leader, Jim’s focus is on incident response, threat intelligence and developing tools that make the blue team a force multiplier in today’s enterprise.
Lavish Jhamb is Solution Architect for Compliance Solutions at Qualys, focused on building security solutions such as ‘Custom Assessment and Response’ and ‘File Integrity Monitoring’ and helping customers assess and improve their security and compliance posture. He has over 7 years of experience working on security solutions, regulatory standards, and cyber security frameworks, with thorough understanding of operating systems. Lavish holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the Kurukshetra University Institute of Engineering and Technology and a Post Graduate Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems and Security from CDAC Pune.
Eran Livne is director of Product Management for Endpoint Remediation at Qualys, leading a team tasked with helping customers improve their security posture through cross-platform vulnerability remediation. He has more than 20-years of product management and computer science experience working in diverse IT and security markets. In 2014, Eran founded mobile security company, LetMobile, acquired by Ivanti. Following the acquisition, he drove Ivanti’s enterprise security and endpoint security and management solutions. Eran holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Tel Aviv University and an MBA in high-tech business administration from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.
Hiep Dang is Vice President of Product Management, EDR at Qualys. He is passionate about building innovative cybersecurity solutions to protect users and corporations from the evolving threat landscape. Almost 20 years ago, Hiep turned a casual curiosity in computer forensics and computer viruses into a full-time cybersecurity career. His journey has given him a spectrum of experiences from burgeoning startups to Fortune 500 companies and the opportunity to solve a range of problems from deeply technical to abstract business. He’s found his sweet spot in product management at the intersection of product strategy and technical execution. Before joining Qualys, Hiep launched several enterprise and consumer products for Cylance (acquired by BlackBerry), McAfee (acquired by Intel), and Aluria (acquired by EarthLink). Hiep has also served as the Director of Anti-Malware Research for McAfee, where he oversaw a globally distributed 24x7 organization responsible for researching and responding to complex malware threats.
Kunal is currently VP of Product Management for the CyberSecurity Asset Management product line at Qualys HQ in Foster City, CA. He is Qualys boomerang. He worked at Qualys for 3 years in incubating the XDR product line from inception. Kunal has spent 15+ years working at startups, and big and mid-size companies in cybersecurity, networking, and application security in both product and engineering roles at Juniper Networks, Extreme Networks, Sun Microsystems and Infinera. Prior to re-joining Qualys, Kunal was heading products at series d startups in API security and bot management AppSec space.
Jonathan Trull is a longtime security practitioner and CISO with over 18 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry and is currently the Senior Vice President of Customer Solutions Architecture and Engineering at Qualys. His career has spanned operational CISO and infosec roles with the State of Colorado, Qualys, Optiv, and Microsoft. While at Microsoft, Jonathan led the Microsoft Detection and Response Team (DART) whose mission was to respond to cyber security incidents around the globe ranging from cyber espionage initiated by nation-state actors to ransomware attacks and included the investigation of and response to the NOBELIUM threat actor campaign which leveraged the SolarWinds supply chain. Jonathan also serves as an advisor to several security startups and venture capital firms and supports the broader security community through his work with the Cloud Security Alliance, Center for Internet Security, and IANS. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University where he mentors and coaches those attending the CISO Executive Education Program. Jonathan is a frequent speaker at industry conferences such as BlackHat, RSA, and SANS and holds several industry certifications including the CISSP, OSCP, CCSP, and GCFA. Jonathan is a veteran of the U.S. Navy finishing his career as a Lieutenant Commander supporting the Information Warfare Domain.