by August 30, 2013 0 comments

The security conference called India’s Cyber Security Kumbh organized by OWASP starts here today at Hotel Crowne Plaza, Gurgaon. The conference is attended by several information security professionals and researchers from across industries which focused mainly on securing your data and information.

The event is on of the largest security events in the region organized by a body called Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) which is a global open source application security project composed of corporations, educational organizations and individuals from across the world. The body comprise of 10 local chapters across the country.

Muktesh Chander, Joint Commissioner of police, New Delhi inaugurated the conference who spoke on the state of national Critical Information Infrastructure (CII). Referring to the cyber attacks on Indian government websites, Chander went on to explain how regulations have changed over the years to do away with any loophole in the system including the IT Act 2008 where few sections got revised.

He also explained the types of threats to information infrastructure which could be internal that comes from individuals with access to internal resources or external that may come from hackers, terrorists, foreign govt agents. He also referred to the past attacks on CII, including those by Stuxnet Virus, Duqu Virus, Shamoon Malware, and GhostNet which is a Cyber Spying Operation.

The event is also attended by Ahmed Qurram Baig, Manager, Information Security and Compliance, Dubai World Trade Center, who spoke on the importance of smart security solutions that you need for your smart devices. Today a good programmer is one who understands security, adds Baig.

The keynote meeting was followed by several interactive sessions where experts like Akhilesh Tuteja, Partner, KPMG, who spoke on the current state of enterprise mobility.

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