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9 Things You Can’t Miss at CLOUDSEC India 2018

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It’s the time of the year again for cybersecurity industry’s most exciting annual event — CLOUDSEC 2018. Organized by Trend Micro, a leading global cybersecurity technology provider, CLOUDSEC India 2018 will take place on October 25 at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai, India.

Cybersecurity matters continue to confuse and befuddle governments, businesses, and users at large today. Compounding the issue is the fact that the conversation is constantly evolving. In 2017, the keyword in the industry was ransomware. This year, IoT-related attacks and GDPR have taken over as the hottest topics. In an ecosystem where things change almost every day, it is essential that government officials and companies keep themselves informed of the latest discussions in cybersecurity.

This year’s CLOUDSEC provides a platform for different parties in the ecosystem to mingle and learn from each other, be it the latest threats or the newest cybersecurity technologies. Only by exchanging experience and knowledge can we move forward as an industry. Here are 9 reasons why CLOUDSEC 2018 is the cybersecurity event of the year.

  1. Are you afraid to connect? Fear not!

This year’s theme is Freedom to Connect, in line with the rapid developments in IoT, artificial intelligence, and more.

Today, businesses know they have to be connected to the internet, but they are simultaneously concerned about exposing themselves to various cyberthreats and data breaches. During the conference, we will share tips and best practices of securing internet-connected operations.

  1. Beware of false horizons

    Digital transformation is creating a lot of anxiety and hype. Facing a growing collection of cybersecurity technologies, companies are often confused about which ones to adopt, and how to connect the dots between different technologies.

    Steve Quane, Executive Vice President, Network Defense and Hybrid Cloud Security, Trend Micro, will share tips and advice on how to utilize and integrate new technologies such as endpoint detection and response (EDR), AI, cloud workload protection, and more into one holistic and all-round strategy.

  2. Advanced cybersecurity strategies and solutions

    While enterprises in India are spending more on cybersecurity each year, organizations are still not confident of their ability to protect, detect, and respond to cyberthreats.

    Nilesh Jain, Vice President, Southeast Asia and India, Trend Micro, will talk about the strategies and solutions that enterprises can implement to thrive in the fast-changing threat landscape.

  3. Leap into the cloud conversation

    We are honored to have our cloud and virtualization partners – AWS and VMware– joining us this year. Together with Trend Micro, they will hold a panel discussion and a series of breakout sessions sharing their insights on securing the various types of cloud and virtual environments. Is your organization transitioning to cloud? Are you looking at DevSecOps or container technology? This is the best opportunity to meet the experts and ask them your questions.

  4. Hear from the industry analyst

    Andras Cser, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester, will participate in this year’s conference to talk about how to stay ahead of rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape.

  5. Listen to what the CIOs say

    CIOs from GSTN, Reliance Jio, and Bajaj Allianz will participate in CLOUDSEC and share how they’re securing their systems. Come hear their cybersecurity strategies and best practices first-hand!

  6. Demystify EDR/MDR 

    The hottest topics in cybersecurity today are endpoint detection and response (EDR) and managed detection and response (MDR). But do you know what they are? How are they different from endpoint protection most organizations are doing now? Our engineers will host dedicated tracks that aim to give you the A to Z of these two new industry terms.

  7. Old and new threats 

    Martin Rosler, Senior Director for Forward-Looking Threat Research, Trend Micro, has deep knowledge and background in threat research. Having led multiple underground research projects and taken down cybercriminal activities together with law enforcement, Martin will share with the audience his latest threat research and what to look out for in the near future.

  8. Rub shoulders with luminaries in the cybersecurity field

The event will see attendance from CIOs and CISOs from various companies in India, as well as prominent figures from Forrester giving feature talks.

With more than 6,500 attendees globally in 2017, CLOUDSEC has become one of the biggest international cybersecurity events that attract professionals from various fields looking to improve their cybersecurity practices. Here you will find some of the most influential people in cybersecurity, and it’s the perfect opportunity to ask them questions and have a meaningful conversation.

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ASUS ROG Announces ROG Masters Asia Pacific eSports Tournament

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ASUS ROG will host its first ROG Masters Asia Pacific eSports tournament from March to April 2021. Due to COVID-19 pandemic affecting travel around the region, the tournament will be conducted entirely online, with quarterfinal to final matches livestreamed.

The ROG Masters tournament will feature Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) as the official game title will provide opportunity to teams with enthusiastic players to pitch their skills against each other, as well as the best professional teams from their market and in the region.

Tournament Structure

The tournament will see various teams from 15 markets across the region vying for the chance to be crowned as the first ROG Masters Asia Pacific Edition CS:GO Champion. 

The tournament will be played in three stages played over the course of 2 months:

  • Country qualifiers
  • Country finals
  • Asia Pacific finals

Country qualifiers matches for India will start in the second week of April 2021; 8th April and the finals to be held on the 10th April. The India finals to find the top three teams to represent the country will be livestreamed live on 10th April.

Professional teams from across the region will be automatically placed into seeded positions in the country finals. This gives a greater chance for non-professional, enthusiast teams from India to get through the qualifiers and meet the pro teams in the country finals. 

Country Champions will then go on to experience battling winning teams from other APAC markets in the finals that will be livestreamed during 22nd to 25th April 2021.

Prizes

3 qualifying teams from India finals will stand to win US$800 for first place, US$400 for second place, US$200 for third place. They will then go on to the Asia Pacific finals with the chance to win the following prizes for the championship:

ROG Masters APAC ChampionshipAPAC Finals (USD/ team)
1st$10,000
2nd$3,500
3rd$1,500

Registration and Official Tournament Website

Registration for the first ROG Masters Asia Pacific tournament opens on February 8, 2021 at the tournament’s official website.

Registration closes on February 28, 2021 Further details, match schedules, pro team information as well as rules and regulations can also be found on the tournament website.

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Garena Launches Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars

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Garena has announced the Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars, Free Fire’s first-ever esports tournament for the South Asia region. Taking place on 6 February, the tournament will feature some of the gaming community’s favourite Free Fire streamers and personalities from India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

The Free Fire community has continued to expand in South Asia and across the world, with the mobile battle royale game the most downloaded mobile game globally in 2020, according to App Annie. Through the Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars, Garena will look to continue its efforts to excite and delight its fast-growing South Asian community with exciting Free Fire content, and to support and develop the incredible online community in the region.

Tournament Format

The Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars will feature a total of 12 teams. Each team will be led by one of the top 3 streamers from each of the 4 participating nations – chosen by public voting – in this epic clash to determine the best in the region. 

The 12 teams will compete in the Battle Royale Squad mode for a slice of the 1 million diamond prize pool. The ultimate winner of this star-studded tournament will receive 500,000 in-game diamonds; the first and and second runners-up will be awarded 300,000 and 200,000 diamonds respectively. 

Invited Teams

The Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars will feature some of the most popular streamers and personalities from across South Asia. 

The team captains for each nation are: 

India

  • Total Gaming (19.4 Million YT Subs)
  • Desi Gamers (7.8 Million YT Subs)
  • Two-Side Gamers (6.85 Million YT Subs)

Bangladesh

  • Gaming with Nayeem (1.6 Million YT Subs)
  • Illusionist YT (479K YT Subs)
  • Gaming With Zihad (698K YT Subs)

Nepal 

  • Sooneeta (3.26 Million YT Subs)
  • Bshow Mgr (399K YT Subs)
  • Tonde Gamer (2.37 Million YT Subs)

Pakistan

  • RKG ARMY (1.77 Million YT Subs)
  • Unusual Gamer (81K YT Subs)
  • The Skinzo FF (75.5K YT Subs)

Broadcast Details:

Fans can witness all the high-octane action by tuning in to the live broadcasts of the Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars. These will be hosted on Free Fire Esports India YouTube and Facebook, Free Fire Bangladesh Official YouTube and Facebook, as well as on BOOYAH!. 

To cater to the diverse South Asian community, the matches will be streamed with live commentary in 5 languages – Bengali, English, Hindi, Nepali and Urdu.

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Top Gaming Accessories for Ultimate Gaming Experience

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Witnessing the consumer behaviour being impacted drastically last year, the year 2021 has welcomed an immense lifestyle change for gamers. Gaming has been one of the sectors that witnessed a spike like never before. From casual gamers to professional gamers, the segment realised immense growth in a matter of a few months. A lot of people opted for gaming for the first time with more time in hand, while amateur gamers worked on their skills to shift to pro-level. Owing to ‘isolate and chill’ mode to beat the anxiety and paranoia, a lot of people moved to ‘Play@Home’ and for many, it was rekindling their old gaming habits with the bountiful time in their grasp.

While gaming serves as a boosting engagement, it is important to have the kit and accessories to ensure the seamless and immersive experience of gaming. Especially for those who have just adopted gaming as a new hobby and do not want to invest steeply in buying the expensive accessories, we bring a perfect start-up kit to you that is sure to pave your path to the next level

Logitech G331: Enjoy the whole experience of all your favorite games with Logitech G331 gaming headset that produces big sound to get you into the game. Experience the thrill of a complete gaming experience where you hear everything and everyone hears you. The 6 mm mic ensures that your squad-mates can hear you clear and distinct. It also has an option of Flip-to-mute boom that silences you when you don’t want to be heard. The headphone is all set to work with your PC or Mac or with gaming consoles including PlayStation 4™, Xbox One™, Nintendo Switch™, and mobile devices via 3.5 mm cable. In fact, everything about these headphones is about comfort: The deluxe lightweight leatherette ear cups and headband are made to keep pressure off your ears that is available at Amazon.in at an offer price of INR 5995 .

Logitech G213: Sitting at your gaming desk in front of your gaming monitor might be the way for most PC gamers, but unless you’ve got a killer set-up with a solid keyboard, it may still not satiate your gaming soul. With a RGB color spectrum illumination lets you easily personalize up to 5 lighting zones from over 16.8 million colors to match your style and gaming gear, the Logitech G213 ensures you have a great customisable gaming experience. The G213 comes with a  performance that is up to 4x faster than standard keyboards and features keys that are specially tuned to deliver a superior tactile experience. The dedicated media control allows you to quickly play, pause, skip and adjust the volume of music right from the keyboard. the brilliant color spectrum. The G213 also offers 12 function keys with custom commands and more with free Logitech gaming software. This keyboard is available at Amazon.in at an offer price of INR 4995

Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC: It is of paramount importance to have an exact grip and size while using a gaming mice. With LIGHTSYNC RGB lighting across, Logitech G102 is designed to work seamlessly in any system to enhance your gaming experience. The classic six-button design provides both comfort and confidence that can be customised across 16.8 million colours so you can explore, cast spells, and play just like you want. With 8,000 DPI sensor – The gaming-grade sensor responds precisely to your movements. But if you’re looking to fine-tune controls, free-to-download customization software is easy to use and set up with Logitech G HUB software. it is a complete customization suite that allows you to personalize lighting, sensitivity, and button commands on your G102 mouse. It is available in Amazon.in at an offer price of INR 1985.

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