The Cyber Defence Symposium was held at well equipped and organized E-learning Studio Hall at Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore. There were around 120 participants from universities, industries and government organizations.
The main objective of the symposium was to understand the latest challenges in internet security that impact us, provide general security awareness for individuals and elaborate on Cyber Defence techniques for protecting our IT assets through a series of sessions by experts from the industry, government and academia. The symposium also covered Secure Application Development to inculcate the culture of security into the Software Development Life Cycle.
The topics that covered include: Cryptography, Security Awareness, Continuous Monitoring, Cyber Defence Techniques, Cloud and Big Data Security, Secure Web Application Development.
The opening ceremony began by the welcome address of Dr. M. Sethumadhavan, Head TIFAC CORE in Cyber Security. He welcomed all the distinguished speakers to the symposium.
The Symposium was inaugurated by Air Commodore MSG Menon, Commandant, AFAC, Coimbatore. In his inaugural speech the Air commodore pointed out the necessity for reliable security software developed in our own country. He also brought the attention to the fact that Cyber Defence programs play an important role in the security of our country.
Dr. M. P. Chandrashekaran, Dean, Amrita School of Engineering addressed the audience stressing on the activities of the TIFAC CORE in Cyber Security of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore. He extended his full support to all the activities of the centre. Dr. N. S. Pandian, Dean of PG Programmes also extended his full support to the activities of the centre and also congratulated the Head of the department for playing a crucial role in the services of the centre.
The technical symposium concluded with demo by the M.Tech students of Cyber Security. They gave demo on Man in the Middle Attack, Loop holes in Google search, the problem of unencrypted passwords and vulnerabilities in Android applications