Emerging Technology a big challenge in Cyber Security: c0c0n 2012


Trivandrum: The ever evolving technology is the biggest challenge for security agencies in ensuring cyber security. Investigation agencies probing cyber crimes in the country face major challenges with emergence of new technologies like cloud computing, mobile applications and wireless technology. This is the main takeaway from c0c0n 2012, the two day International Cyber Security and Policing Conference that got off to a start in Trivandrum today.

In his opening remarks, Jacob Punnose IPS, DGP, Kerala said that the Police is up against very sophisticated high technology and controlling the criminal on the internet is a massive task. Kerala Home Minister, Shri Thiruvanachoor Radhakrishnan said that Cyber security a big challenge for security forces as IT is a double sword while mentioning that c0c0n 2012 is not just a Policing Conference but a new experiment in PPP for cyber policing.

In his inaugural address, Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy said that Cyber Security is a matter of big concern for all and it was inevitable to work out new partnerships for a better cyber state. He added that social networking sites are a major concern and if used without control, could have disastrous results on the younger generation. In his comments, IT Minister Shri P K Kunhalikutty said that Kerala is on the verge of becoming the first digital State in India and c0c0n is very positive trend in this direction.

ShashiTharoor, MP, in his keynote address said that a third of the world population is now online, they all need protection and cyber war a new threat for governments. Policy on Cyber Security is too important but the manner in which India deals with cyber threats left much to be desired. India’s ways of dealing with cyber security is not enough and too many agencies are handling this issue. Stating that freedom of cyberspace is just as crucial as its protection, he said the policy on cyber security is too important to be left to cyber security experts and too valuable socially to be left to police.

About 300 delegates including some very senior Police officials from several States, NIA, MHA, PMO are attending the event organised by Kerala Police in association with the Kerala State IT Mission, Information Security Research Association (ISRA) and Matriux Security Community.

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