Workshop in Cyber Security Policy 2016

The increasing reliance in our information age on product and process digitisation and e-governance makes us progressively more vulnerable to cyber attacks on our computer systems, networks and data. In their most disruptive form, cyber attacks may target the individuals, organizations, government, military, or infrastructural assets of a nation or its citizens, in isolation or event at the same time. We have finally concluded this three day workshop on information risk management and cyber security in IIT Delhi.

Both the volume and sophistication of cyber threats (cyber warfare, cyber terrorism, cyber espionage and malicious hacking) are monotonically increasing, and pose potent threats to individuals, organizations, governments, military, or other infrastructural assets. Knowing the potential risks and impact of such an attack or breach of security, practitioners are needed to understand cyber security as a discipline and design strong cybersecurity policies that will thwart rapidly evolving cyber threats.

This course provided a holistic stepping stone for understanding different perspective within the domain of cyber security. It introduced participants to the interdisciplinary field of cybersecurity by discussing cybersecurity theory, and the relationship of cybersecurity to nations, businesses, society, and people. The workshop was planned from 1st to 3rd July, 2016, by CoE, CSiA, inside IIT Delhi.

This course starts by introducing students with cybersecurity theory and concerns, and the relationship of cybersecurity to nations, businesses, society, and people, cybersecurity technologies, processes, and procedures, analyzing threats, vulnerabilities and risks present in these environments, and develop appropriate strategies to mitigate potential cybersecurity problems, advanced policy related topics would also be covered  through which these risks may be mitigated. Other relevant advanced topics may be explored.

A mixed methodological approach will be adapted in this workshop. The workshop will exposed participants to lectures, discussions, debates and learning by experiences. Case studies will also be provided, which the participants will be required to read and analyse contexts and bring out insights based on understanding. Finally learning will be strengthened through experience sharing, deliberations on progresses and hands on experiments.

Resource faculty

  • Prof. Ranjan Bose, IITD – EE (RB)
  • Prof. MP Gupta, IITD – DMS (MPG)
  • Prof. Anupam Joshi, UMBC, USA (AJ)
  • Dr. Karuna Joshi, UMBC, USA (KJ)
  • Dr. Vigneswara Ilavarasan, IITD – DMS (VI)
  • Dr. SP Singh, IITD – DMS (SPS)
  • Dr. Arpan Kumar Kar, IITD – DMS (AKK)
  • Dr. S. Mittal (SM, Joint Secretary DEITY).

Participants were senior government officials from all over India.

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