13th February, 2014: Amrita Chowdhury’s BREACH-A Cyber Thriller book launchevent was organised by the World Trade Centre Mumbai & All India Association of Industries last evening..The author was joined by Mr. Y R Warerkar, Executive Director, World Trade Centre Mumbai, Mr. Vijay Kalantri, Vice Chairman, World Trade Centre Mumbai & President, All India Association of Industries, Ms. Devita Saraf, CEO, V U Technologies, , Ms. N S Nappinai, noted cyber crime lawyer and Mr. Anil Dharker, Columnist. The panelists had a discussion on risks of the internet and cybercrime for individuals and businesses. The launch was followed by a book signing session by the author.
About the book:
How secure are your secrets in the virtual world? Weeks before pharma-giant Acel is ready to file a global patent application for cancer wonder-drug Colare, its offshore data centre in Mumbai is hacked. The charismatic, young leader of its Indian business, Dr Udai Vir Dhingra, finds himself being blamed for negligence and breach of security. Battling market pressures, media scrutiny, livid American bosses and crumbling relationships, Vir must find the perpetrators, or see his career – and his life – spiral downwards. But the deeper he gets dragged into the shadowy world of masked online identities and muddied digital footprints, the more Vir discovers that nothing is easy or obvious, and everything has a price. Set across Mumbai, Washington and Guangzhou, Breach is a compelling and edgy cyber thriller that explores the dark and dangerous underbelly of our increasingly virtual existence.
About the Author:
Amrita Verma Chowdhury is the author of Faking It, an art crime thriller about fake modern and contemporary Indian art. She holds engineering degrees from IIT Kanpur and UC Berkeley, where she was a Jane Lewis Fellow, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon-Tepper Business School. Her work as an engineer in Silicon Valley led to seven US patents for semi-conductor fabrication — something to show for all those bad-haired days. She has done Strategy Consulting and Board Effectiveness work in the US and Australia and has spent long nights fitting five-syllable words inside two-by-two squares. She has worked in the rarefied bastions of Ivy League education bringing together ideas and people. She currently works in publishing. She lives in Mumbai with her husband Sumit, their two children Shoumik and Aishani, and an assortment of pets including a cocker spaniel, a guinea pig and two turtles. She loves travelling, baking cupcakes with her daughter and hearing from her readers.