Thursday, January 31, 2013

Awareness on Cyber Security: Need of the hour

Confederation of Indian Industry is organized a Session on Cyber Security from 1000 Hrs - 1300 Hrs on 31 January 2013 at Taj Gateway Hotel, Kochi with the theme ‘Emerging Cyber Threats and Challenges’.
This awareness session highlighted perspectives on Cyber Security related issues and its legal aspects from Government and Corporate side.
The session had deliberations from Mr N Vinayakumaran Nair, Assistant Commandant Hitech Cell, Kerala Police, Mr C Balan, Joint Director, Resource Centre for Cyber Forensics, C-DAC, Mr Johnson K Jose, Assistant General Manager – IT, Federal Bank Ltd, Mr Yash KS, Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Red Force Labs.

Mr Vinayakumaran Nair gave the audience a glimpse of Cyber Laws and the IT act. Mr C Balan, who handles Cyber Forensics at CDAC, Trivandrum, gave a snapshot of how cyber crimes are dealt with by them and the technicalities involved in handling Cyber Crimes. Mr Nitin Nair from Ernst & Young presented about the Global Information security Survey that E&Y conducts worldwide.  Mr Johnson K Jose from Federal Bank briefed the audience about how Information Security is handled in the Banking Sector. He opined that creating an awareness about Cyber Crimes is the first step in preventing such crimes. Finally, Mr Yash KS, an Information Security Expert and a Ethical Hacker from Red Force Labs, Bengaluru gave the crowd an idea as to how vulnerable the common man as well organizations are to Cyber Attacks

This awareness session was well attended by professionals from various sectors of the industry as well as students of Information Technology, Computer Science and Business Management.   

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