The Hyderabad’s International Conference on Cyber Security and defence aims to enable a freedom of global cyber information sharing
On 14-15 December, India is hosting the International Cyber Security Conference India (CSCI) in Hyderabad. The event gathered an impressive group of representatives from governments, private sector and supporting agencies in order ‘to promote practical cooperation in cyberspace, cyber attacks and defence, to enhance GDPR building, and to discuss norms for responsible behaviour in cyberspace.
Following on from the Opening Session, the first day’s session, entitled “Defending Democracy”, began with the statement of Balaji Venketeshwar, Director – ISRM summarizing the collective consensus on all matters concerning cyberspace, from Internet governance to cyber security and privacy. Immediately after Mr. Venketsewar’s lecture, the Panel Discussion, lead by moderator Bhanwar Lal, Chief Electoral Officer, IAS, (Retd.), took place. Panelists participating in this lively discussion were Balaji Venketeshwar as well as Dr. Anjani Kumar, IPS – ADGP (L&O), Andrew Fleming, British Deputy High Commissioner, A.P. Suresh, Founder & Advocate, AP Suresh & Associates Law Chambers, Rama Iyer, Senior Vice President; Head – Innovation & Strategic Alliance, T-Hub.
Carrying the day forward with more keynote speakers and panels discussion were sessions dedicated to “Protecting Critical Infrastructure”, “Demonetization – Cybercrime & Fraud” and “Stopping Ransom & Dark Net”. Each session boasted experts in their field and provided all participants with the opportunity to interact with panelists in time especially set aside for questions and answers.
The two-day conference, now in its third iteration, brings together nearly 200 representatives from law enforcement, academia, and the private sector to discuss the most pressing matters regarding everything from cyber warfare, malware, cyber crime and defence, and privacy & GDPR, among others. This conference is about building relationships to fight a problem that no one can fight alone. Speaking in the afternoon session, Cyber keynote speakers encouraged more public agency-private industry partnerships in battling the rising numbers of cyber crime.
One of the more tangible outcomes of the Conference was the establishment of the many connections between the leaders in the cyber sector and cyber space protecting agencies.
Don’t miss the chance to build a strong relationship, with interested organizations or companies tomorrow, on the second day of the event. Expected to be one of the most inspiring sessions is the student competition, in which some of the youngest and brightest minds, nurtured by some of the biggest educational organizations in India, will take you on a journey to the future of cyberspace. Another special session not to be missed is the Start-Up session in which talented experts will share new knowledge in the field of cyber protection and innovations.