A two-day Faculty Development Program sponsored by TCS, was organized by AMRITA TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security at Amrita campus, Coimbatore from 19-20 February, 2007.
Day 1: February 19, 2007
Dr R.K. Raghavan (Former CBI director, Corp. Security Advisor, TCS) delivered a keynote address on Security: Trends and Future. He mentioned about major cyber crimes such as phishing, spam, pornography. He said: “The target attacks on physical material can be prevented by updating one’s knowledge of Cyber Security”. User discipline, security policy and restriction of access for new and undesirable people in an organization and industries would serve as a security shield, he added.
- Mr. Sanjay Bahl (Chief Security Officer, TCS) gave a talk on Information Security from the industrial view point. He specified about security measures like authentication, authorization, access control and also the research areas in this field which includes strong authentication, increased security analysis in complex networks and role based access controls.
- Mr. C. Vasu (Information Security Manager, TCS) focused on various security standards and regulations followed in various IT industries including TCS. He gave a brief account on ISO 27001 standard which covers security through 11 domains. He emphasized on the threats, vulnerabilities and risk involved in an Information Security Management Systems (ISMS).
Day 2: February 20, 2007
- Mr. M. Arunagirinathar (Associate Consultant, TCS) presented a technical talk on IT Infrastructure and Network Security. He gave an introductory talk on wired and wireless networks along with the architectural design applied in the industry. Threats on IT industry and their mitigations were also dealt with. He highlighted on firewalls, IDS/IPS and anti-spyware.
- Mr. Sampath Kumar (Learning and Development Group,TCS) handled the case study. It was an interesting and interactive session where the real time cyber crime activities were discussed. The case studies were: Mumbai girl steals US source code, 2) Data: Lost, Stolen or Strayed and 3) Setting up a Cyber Cafe. Various domains violated in these case studies were identified and discussed.
- Prof. C. R. Muthukrishnan concluded the FDP with his valuable speech on the potential areas in Cyber Security and possible developments in the future. He gave an expedition into evolution of UNIX processes and the need for introducing security in a system where processes communicate with each other. Concepts of inter process communication and synchronization, access matrix model for security were also exposed. He gave an insight into how a dynamic system can be modeled abstractly as a finite state machine.
Industry Interaction (HP labs India)
Dr. K. S. R. Anjaneyulu, Deputy Director, HP Labs India, and his colleagues Mr. Godavari and Mr. Bhusan visited Amrita TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security for interaction on 21st February 2007. Dr. K. S. R. Anjaneyulu, gave a lecture on the roles and working of HP labs to the M. Tech Cyber Security students. He also discussed the research foci for HP such as Mass Communication, Paper and IT Convergence, Mobile Personal Computing and Technology for Services.