Trivandrum: The sixth edition of the annual International Cyber Security and Policing Conference, c0c0n 2013, got off to a start in Thiruvananthapuram with a call to curb cyber crimes without infringing on the citizen’s privacy.
Inaugurating the two-day conference, Kerala Home Minister, Shri Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan stressed the need to protect the privacy rights of netizens even while security and law enforcement agencies strive to ensure a safe and secure cyber environment.
“There is an increased need for collaborative effort from various stakeholders including law enforcement agencies and private agencies for ensuring cyber security”, he said. He also called for increased vigilance against the misuse of social media networks by miscreants and anti-social elements.
In his keynote address, Nehchal Sandhu IPS, Deputy National Security Advisor, GoI emphasised that the country’s cyber security will not be at the expense of citizen’s privacy. “Our process will be transparent, resilient and democratic, respectful of the rights of our citizens, even as various agencies go about their business of ensuring a safe cyber environment,”
He added the Union Government would soon set up a national-level nodal body to monitor and act upon threats in cyberspace. The aim would be to collect, aggregate, and disseminate information on cyber security threats and engage in pro-active and deterrent action to limit any damage such incidents might cause to the country’s critical information infrastructure. There are also plans to set up cyber defence and cyber operations units in the government and private sectors to ensure security of the country’s cyberspace and information networks.
Earlier, Bessie Pang, Executive Director of the Society for the Policing of Cyberspace (POLCYB) presented the ‘Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements’ (ISLA) Award 2013 to K S Balasubramanian IPS, DGP, Kerala Police for organizing c0c0n 2012.
DGP’s from several States, ADGP Cyber Units, Senior Officers from NIA, CBI, Intelligence Bureau, RAW, NCRB, BPR&D, CERT-In, Information Security professionals from IT Companies and Cyber Security experts are participating in the conference.
Kerala Police is organising this event in association with the Kerala State IT Mission, Information Security Research Association (ISRA), POLCYB and CERT.In.
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