July 27 – 28, 2018

Radisson Hotel Kathmandu, Lazimpat Road, Kathmandu, Nepal

Jointly organized by NPCERT and ICT Frame Magazine Pvt. Ltd.
Add to My Calendar 2018-07-27 9:00:00 2018-07-28 17:00:00 Kathmandu Global Cyber Security Summit 20118 Global Cyber Security Summit (GCSS) 2018 organized by NPCERT on July 27 and 28 with the theme “Building Global Alliance for Cyber Resilience”. Kathmandu,Nepal NPCERT info@npcert.org

Information Security Response Team Nepal (NPCERT) and ICT Frame Magazine Pvt. Ltd. is organizing Global Cyber Security Summit (GCSS) 2018 on July 27-28, 2018 with the theme “Building Global Alliance for Cyber Resilience”. The objective of the summit is to bring diverse expertise in the field of Cybersecurity to share knowledge and skills. The summit will empower new generation and will bring together different stakeholders from various parts of the world, reflect on current cyber security trends to build a solid foundation to combat contemporary cyber security threats.

Primary target audience are IT professionals, security experts, government employees, enterprises, and learners from different sectors. The event contains one day of pre-summit workshop followed by the summit for a day. During the summit, the participants will have intense engagement on cyber security related issues and will get networking opportunity with the industry practitioners. For presenters, it provides an opportunity to showcase their experiences and ideas.


Champika is the ICANN’s Regional Security, Stability and Resiliency (SSR) Engagement Manager for the Asia Pacific. He is part of ICANN’s Global Stakeholder Engagement (GSE) and SSR Teams and represents ICANN in Security, Technical, Law Enforcement and Capacity Building forums in the APAC region.

Prior to ICANN, Champika held managerial, specialist and liaison roles at the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), the Regional Internet Registry for the Asia Pacific. Champika started his career with IBM Corporation as a Systems Engineer and later worked in IT industry, academia, research, and training environments in the Asia Pacific. Champika received a number of excellence awards during his academic and professional careers and also served in various technical community groups and committees.

Mr. Vivek Srivastava is the Security Lead – Partner Business Group, India and SAARC at CISCO Systems.


Subarna Shakya holds Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine. He served as Executive Director at National Information technology Center, Government of Nepal and also head of Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Director of Center for Information Technology and Chairman of Electronics and Computer Engineering Subject Committee, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University. He has also served as coordinator of EURECA (European Research and educational collaboration with Asia) and IDEAS (Innovation and Design for Euro-Asian Scholars). the project is financed by the European Commission through the Erasmus Mundus Program.H e is Professor of Computer Engineering at Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University and also Visiting Research Professor in the University of Rhode Island, USA. He is the advisor member of National Information Technology Committee, Government of Nepal. He has published more than 80 technical and policy related papers in national as well as international reputed journals. He is a steering committee member in School on Internet (SOI), Kieo University, Japan. He is presently serving as project coordinator of LEADER (Links in Europe and Asia for engineering, education, Enterprise and Research exchanges) financed by the European Commission through the Erasmus Mundus. He has delivered his keynote speech in Seoul National University, South Korea and in the 16 International Multi Topic Conference (INMIC) 2013, 18 Dec 2013, Lahore, Pakistan organized by University of Engineering and Technology and IEEE and Invited Speaker in “e-Government Implementation in Nepal, 8 Oct 2012 at San Diego University, San Diego, USA as well as on “e-Government initiative and adopting Cloud computing as an e‐Government Platform in Nepal” 8 Oct 2014 at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA. He has given keynote speech on “Implementing Cloud Service Models in e-Government at IEEE ICCCA, 29 April 2016 at Galgotias University, India. He has also Invited Speaker in “the Cloud computing for e-Government Implementation” 3 Oct 2016 at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, San Francisco, USA. He has given keynote speech on “Cloud Computing for Sustainable development” at IEEE ICCCA, 6May2017, 2016 at Galgotias University, India and also keynote speech on “Cloud Computing security and challenges “, 11 January 2018, “ IEEE 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing, Data Science & Engineering” Organized by Amity University, Noida, India. He is the expert member of Board of studies in South Asian University, India.

He is the Life Member of Indian society for mathematical modeling and Computer Simulation, IIT, Kanpur, India, Member of IEEE, Member of the Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications, Senior Member of International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (www.iacsit.org), Hon. Fellow Member of Scientific Society of Advanced research and social change, www.ssarsc.org and a Senior member of science and engineering institute, (SCIEI), www.sciei.org. He is keen interest in research and development of ICT, e-government system, Information security for e-Government system, multimedia system, Computer Systems simulation and modeling, Cloud computing & Security, Energy Efficiency in cloud computing, Information system, computer architecture and software engineering.

Thomas Have is Senior Vice President of Engineering in LogPoint and Country Representative to Nepal.

Throughout his 16+ years career in software development he has worked as software engineer, manager and 5+ years as a top manager. Thomas delivered software for Financial Services and Cybersecurity.

During his tenure with Edlund A/S the leading Danish provider of life insurance systems he lead the development and delivery of software managing more than 700 Billion USD, assisting hundreds of users and supporting the life of millions of citizens. While at LogPoint Thomas has been a significant part of the huge growth of the company and its evolution.

Thomas is adept at leading organizational changes and building high performing management and engineering teams.


The expertise of Mr. Govil Rajpal: Application delivery networks, Network security, Application & Content security, SSL & IPSEC, Network address translation, Security incident and event management tools, Network and security troubleshooting tools, Application protocols – TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS, FTP etc.

Mohit Puri has 20 years of comprehensive experience with a unique blend of sales and presales and currently heads up the Presales at Sophos Technologies Pvt. Ltd for India/SAARC. He has strong experience handling SMB markets through distribution channels as well as direct large enterprise account management. He has been instrumental in building a multi-tier distribution model across the India subcontinent and Middle East market in different companies. Prior to this, he spent 4 years as the Country Manager for WatchGuard Technologies. He is an active speaker in Industry and channel events on Cybersecurity. He holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering and Master Degree in Information Technology.

Atul is a Partner at KPMG in India. He is the National leader of the IT Risk Consulting practice of KPMG. He has extensive experience in Cyber and Information Security along with focus on IT governance, technical security, IT auditing and large IT project management. In his career spanning close to 20 years, he has advised a number clients in India and abroad comprising Telecom, Financial Services, Technology, Energy and Industrial Markets. He has extensively spoken in events/ conferences in the areas of Cyber Security and also led number of Thought Leadership publications in these areas. Atul is a B.Tech (Electronics and Communications) and an MBA. He is a CISA, CBCI and CRISC.

Mr. Shah is the Team Member of CYBER SECURITY RESPONSE TEAM (CSRT), which is now globally recognized as GLOBAL CYBER SECURITY RESPONSE TEAM PVT LTD. Being a member of International Council of Hacker Association in United States of America, he is here for substantially improving the ability of cyber security in India and to defend its critical cyber crimes. He has initiated various free Penetration Testing and Hacking Conferencesallovertheworld. He is a Penetration Tester and he had done Penetration Testing in many Computer System, Wireless Network, Web Application, Cloud infrastructure, VOIP based System and Mobile Phone System. He has introduced a various Cryptographic method to Secure Cyberspace.

Mr. Birendra Kumar Misra is a Joint Secretary of Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. Mr. Misra, who has a degree of M.Sc in Information Technology from Sikkim Manipal University in 2003, also served at Inland Revenue Department under the Ministry of Finance for over 14 years, first as the Information Technology Director and later as the Deputy Director General. Born in 1962 in Routahat district, Mr. Misra has completed 2-year advance course in Computer Science from London in 1999. He has been recognized by Outstanding Civil Service Award 2007.

Having more than 14 years of experience in Information Security, Currently associated with Laxmi Bank Limited, working as a Manager of Information Security. I hold Master’s Degree in Computer Application from Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, India along with various information security certifications like CISSP, ISO27001 LA, CEH, RHCE, CCNA etc.

Sachin Jung Karki is an educator, community activity and technology lover. His area of interest is Security and Microsoft Solutions with 14+ years of experience in Network, Computer Systems, Infrastructure and many more. His recent projects were planning, designing and implementing network infrastructure of Tribhuvan University and National Examination Board. Now, He is involved in productivity in workplace by using 21 century technology to develop a better workplace and Microsoft in Education for university, college and schools. He is Microsoft certified Learning Consultant and has certifications like MCSE, MCSE Security, MCSA, MCSA Security, MCTS and CEH version 6/8/9 and CEI from EC-Council. He has also learned Cisco curriculum courses like CCNA and CCNA Security (IINS) and learning CCNP Security but none of the Cisco certification exams has been attempted until yet but have published Lab Manuals for CCNA, CCNA Security with ASA, MCSE, MCITP and Network Security with Metasploit Pro.

With 10+ years’ experience in IT Field, Sugrip Rana Magar is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of the company. He leads the overall organization with specialization over Sales and Marketing and Supply Chain Management.

Vivek S. Rana is an IT professional working in Global IT Assurance consulting firm advisory practices specializing in Enterprise Architecture, IT strategy, Risk management, and Cyber security.

With over 20 years of experience in South Asia, Europe, Africa, US, and Asia pacific economies.  Vivek is stewarding an IT Assurance and risk management firm – InfoAssure in Nepal.

Vivek holds an MBA, Masters in e-Governance, MS in ERP R/3 and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and is certified as CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CSPO, CITP, ISO 27001 LA, TOGAF, PMP, PRINCE2, ITIL, COBIT5 (A), COBIT 5 (P).

Linked in:https://www.linkedin.com/in/vivek-rana-7aaba15

Twitter: @vivek_rana


Er. Ganesh Shah, Former Minister of Science, Technology and Environment for the Nepal government, was a special guest speaker in the working session on Youth Entrepreneurship. He challenged young entrepreneurs to take risks, pursuing new and innovative ideas and projects.

Mona is currently working with Logpoint Nepal Pvt. Ltd as a Chief Executive Officer. She started her journey in Software Industry 10 years back and now holding a leading position at Logpoint Nepal. With the leading companies in Kathmandu, to date she is enriched with versatile experience as a Project Lead, Scrum Master, Engineering Manager, Project Manager and Director of Software Development. She also has experience leading ATMs for CMMI certification and worked as a Lead to get CC (Common Criteria). Moreover, she has significant insight in managerial aspects and approaches which is one of the major story of her current role and responsibility.

With 10+ years of experience in IT field, Mona has been actively participating in several community events as a Key Note Speaker and Panellist. Some of the recent events she joined are, Asia Agile Conference – 2016, IT Career Fair-2017, GIT Meet Up, WICT Meet Ups etc. As her professional experience, Mona is versatile in other aspects of life as well. She is an Engineering Graduate with post graduate degrees as MBA and MPA. She is equally enthusiastic whenever it comes on being sporty or travelling. Communication and coordination are her key strength both in personal and professional life.

Mr. Narayan Koirala, Director of Eminence Ways Pvt. Ltd., a pioneer in the field of cyber security, has been continuously working to uplift the field of IT security in Nepal for the past 10 years. Throughout his career Mr. Koirala has partnered with CEOs, executives and solopreneurs to secure their company’s Cyber Security System.

After spending nearly a decade working in the field of Cyber Security for Major Financial Institutions, Government Bodies and Private Companies of Nepal as well as few international Companies, Mr. Koirala has seen how companies’ less priority into data security face bigger problems in the long run. His company, employing more than 20 professionals have been constantly working to identify these vulnerabilities.

Mr. Koirala has landed coverage in various National Daily like The Himalayan Times, Republica. His articles are about raising awareness about the Data Security in the fast paced technological advancement.

Mr. Koirala holds a Bachelors of Engineering in Software (Pokhara University) and an MBA (Punjab University). He is a certified ISO 27001:2013 Auditor as well as  CISCO CCNA CyberOps.


Vivek S. Rana is an IT professional working in Global IT Assurance consulting firm advisory practices specializing in Enterprise Architecture, IT strategy, Risk management, and Cyber security.

With over 20 years of experience in South Asia, Europe, Africa, US, and Asia pacific economies.  Vivek is stewarding an IT Assurance and risk management firm – InfoAssure in Nepal.

Vivek holds an MBA, Masters in e-Governance, MS in ERP R/3 and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and is certified as CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CSPO, CITP, ISO 27001 LA, TOGAF, PMP, PRINCE2, ITIL, COBIT5 (A), COBIT 5 (P).

Linked in:https://www.linkedin.com/in/vivek-rana-7aaba15

Twitter: @vivek_rana

Hempal Shrestha has been an innovative practitioner in the area of Information Technology and Social Development for more than one and half decade. A Social Researcher by passion, Technology consultant by profession and a lawyer by education, he is an avid speaker and moderator on the issue of Internet and Society, Information Technology and legal discourses at various national and international forums.

Before being an Technology Consultant, he earned his experience from the Software Industry, International Development, Media and the Academia. Hempal’s key strengths includes process facilitation, knowledge mapping, business process analysis and legal consultation. He brings on-board deep understanding about the macro and micro issues of Information technology and its correlation with business processing and social evolution.

Academically, graduate in science and law stream and masters in computers, he has several publications to his credit. He is the founding team member of the Wikipedians of Nepal- a user group of Nepali Wikipedians in 2011. He also co-founded the FOSS Nepal Community in 2005, which had a key role in persuading the Nepal Government to consider the Free Software and Open Source Software in their national e-Governance agenda, development and promotion of the Nepali and Newari Unicode. He is also the founding vice-chair of the Internet Society Nepal Chapter in 2009. Currently, he is the Chair of the R&D Committee, Federation of Computer Association of Nepal, and co-founder and director of the Nepal Entrepreneurs’ Hub (NEHUB).

Ajit Regmi is Deputy Director in Information Technology Department of Nepal Rastra Bank. He is working in Nepal Rastra Bank since last thirteen years, out of which he has worked as IS Supervisor for nearly ten years. His expertise is in Cyber Security Policy, Regulation and Supervision. He has presented in Cyber Security related topics in a number of national and international seminars. He holds Masters Degree in Network and e-Business centered Computing from University of Reading, UK, Masters in Business Studies from TU, Nepal and B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Durgarpur, India.

A.M. Chandra Dhami has 3+ Years of experience as a Certified Digital Forensic Examiner and Investigator at CIAA and Nepal Police, 9+ Years of experience as a Cyber Crime Investigator at Nepal Police and 8 + Years of experience as an IT Security Professional at Nepal Police.

Telecommunications Regulations and Visiting Professor

Mr. Sujit is the Chief Information Officer for Standard Chartered Bank Nepal with over 21 years of professional experience. He has been managing Technology and Operations for the bank to maintain a stable technology and operations environment for day-to-day business and deliver tactical as well as strategic initiatives to support business. He is responsible for Cash/Payment Operations, Trade Operations, Financial Market Operations, Clearing Operations, Retail Lending and Liabilities Operations and Corporate Client Service Unit. Under technology, He manages various in-country as well as offshore teams to support technology systems and to deliver projects.

Previously worked in several roles of Technology function before taking over the Chief Information Officer (CIO) role back in 2012; ranging from IT Consultant, Data Center, Network Infrastructure and Systems Support and Head of IT. The experience has helped him to leverage technology capabilities for maximizing business results with a strong record of delivering cost-effective process automation.



Panel discussions on different Cybersecurity and Cyberlaw issues affecting the current world, challenges and prevention.


Presentations on technical solutions, research findings, innovations, and best practices to empower participants and organizations.


Meet and interact with national and international business partners, employers, clients and customers and share your ideas with them.


Keynotes by famous inspiring and pioneers leaders of the Cyber security sector who will share their experiences in working in this field.


Brainstorm to understand the emerging technologies and security issues with the help of experts and learn from them.


Workshops to gain insight practically about how to act accordingly when a attack emerges and how to protect your IT infrastructure from threats.


Early Bird Registration – 15% Discount (Deadline: June 30th, 2018)

Students: 15% Discount
  • Rs. 8,500/-

Students Pass

Working Professionals: 10% Discount
  • Rs. 9,000/-

Professionals Pass

Corporate : Register
  • Rs. 10,000/-

Corporate Pass

Frequently Asked Questions
What are the accepted payment types?

We prefer direct bank transfer but the participant can also pay through hard cash directly at Summit Secretariat office. But online registration is mandatory.

How can I get to the summit venue?

The location map and contact details are listed within the contact information. Organizing team will also send a confirmation email with details.

What about accommodation?

The Summit package will cover an summit admission, kit, lunch and refreshments, certificate of participation. The cost doesn’t include ticket and lodging.

Can I get a refund or cancel registration?

Registration fees are non-refundable unless the summit is cancelled by NPCERT, in those case we will make a full refund.






Arrivals & Registration

08:00 - 09:00

Inaugural Session

09:00 - 09:30

Opening Keynote Presentation

Securing and Handling Abuses in the Domain Name System, Champika Wijayatunga, Regional Security, Stability and Resiliency Manager, Asia Pacific, ICANN

09:30 - 10:00

Tea Break

10:00 - 10:15

Track I : Leading Cyber Security

Mr. Birendra Mishra, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Session Chair)

Cloud Computing and Security, HarshadShah, Chief Information Security Officer, Global Cyber Security Response Team (India)

NextGen SIEM, Thomas Have, Senior Vice President of Engineering in LogPoint

Gen V Cyber Security, Govil Rajpal, Security Engineer, Check Point Software Technologies

Threat Intelligence Sharing: Trusted Circles, Mr. Vivek S Rana, IT Assurance, Governance and Risk Management Professional (Nepal)

10:15 - 11:45


11:45 - 12:45

Keynote Presentation

Security Above Everything, Mr. Atyujwal Deka, Cisco Cyber Security Lead, Cisco Systems

12:45 - 13:15

Track II : Cyber Security Resilience

Prof. Dr. Subarna Shakya, Former Executive Director at National Information Technology Center, Government of Nepal (Session Chair)

Managing Risk in Digital Environment, Atul Gupta, Partner, KPMG (India)

Value of Security Operation Center, Sachin Jung Karki, Manager IT & Services, LABA Pvt. Ltd. (Nepal)

Countering Ctyptojacking a Cyber Menace Now Days, Mohit Puri, Director Presales India/SAARC, SOPHOS

Awareness is the Key to Cyber Security, Mr. Subash Chandra Khanal, Information Security Manager, Laxmi Bank

Unified Threat Management/Next Generation Firewall Trend in Nepal,  Mr. Sugrip RanaMagar, Managing Director, Cloud Tech (Nepal)

13:15 - 14:45

Tea Break

14:45 - 15:00

Panel discussion [Cyber Resilience]

Mr. Ganesh Shah, Former Minister of Science, Technology and Environment (Chair)

Mr. Prahlad Giri, Deputy Director, Nepal Rastra Bank, Lead Advisor, NPCERT (Moderator)

Santosh Sigdel, President, Internet Society, Nepal Chapter

Narayan Koirala, Managing Director, Eminence Ways Pvt. Ltd. (Nepal)

Mona Shrestha, Chief Executive Officer, Logpoint Nepal Pvt. Ltd

Vivek S Rana, IT Assurance, Governance and Risk Management Professional (Nepal)

15:00 - 15:50

Panel Discussion [Building Cyber Alliance]

Mr. Laxmi Yadav, Director General, Department of Information & Technology (Chair)

Mr. Hempal Shrestha, Freelance Researcher (Moderator)

Sujit Shrestha, Chief Information Officer, Standard Chartered Bank (Nepal)

Ananda Raj Khanal, Senior Director at Nepal Telecommunications Authority

M. Chandra Dhami, Certified Digital Forensic Examiner & Investigator Superintendent of Police

Ajit Regmi, Deputy Director in Information Technology Department, Nepal Rastra Bank

15:50 -16:40

Closing Ceremony and Token of Appreciation

16:40 - 17:00

Arrivals & Registration

09:00 - 09:30

Inaugural Session

09:30 - 09:45

Tea Break

09:45 - 10:00

Cyber Security Technologies [Training Session I]

Cyber Security Technologies [Training Session I],
Mr. Govil Rajpal,
Security Engineer, Check Point Software Technologies

10:00 - 11:15

Tea Break

11:15 - 11:30

Cyber Security Technologies [Training Session II]

Cyber Security Technologies [Training Session II],
Mr. Govil Rajpal,
Security Engineer, Check Point Software Technologies

11:30 - 12:30


12:30 - 12:35

Capture The Flag (CTF) Overview

12:35 – 13:30


13:30 - 14:00

Result Announcement, Prize Distribution, Closing Ceremony and Token of Appreciation

17:00 - 17:30

Arrivals & Registration

09:00 - 09:30

Inaugural Session

09:30 - 09:45

Tea Break

09:45 - 10:00

Capture The Flag (CTF) Registration

10:00 - 12:00

Tea Break

12:00 - 12:15

CTF Briefing

12:15 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:00

CTF Competition

14:00 - 17:00

Result Announcement, Prize Distribution, Closing Ceremony and Token of Appreciation

17:00 – 17:30



Summit Secretariat: Laba Pvt. Ltd

Anamnagar – 32,

Kathmandu, Nepal

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM





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