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Amrita University 3-Day International Cybersecurity Conference – InCTFCon Concluded
Posted on January 25, 2022
Mumbai: The 11th edition of InCTTFon – International Cyber Security Conference & Training took place virtually from January 21 to 23rd. The big event was organized by the Amrita Center for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, one of India’s leading cybersecurity research teams. With over 1000 student attendees and several inspiring sessions on the fundamental and emerging areas of cybersecurity, privacy and digital security, the conference witnessed discussions, interactive sessions and panel discussions on important topics by prominent speakers from countries such as Israel, the United States, Germany, and India.
The inaugural session brought together prominent voices in cybersecurity sector like Sri. Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Smt. Arundhati Bhattacharya, President and CEO of Salesforce India, Lt. Gen. Rajesh Pant, National Cyber Security Coordinator, Sri. Atanu Chakraborty, President of HDFC Bank, shares his expertise in the cybersecurity industry.
The main guest of the event, Sri. Ajay Prakash Sawhney talked about India’s present and future in cyberspace with regards to the increasing number of cyber attacks in the world. According to him, sensitizing and educating the masses on best practices, cyber hygiene, vulnerabilities, threats, etc. is the first step towards the goal. He highlighted the need for continued innovation and startups in this space and the giant leap already taken by India in being ranked among the top 10 countries in the Global Cybersecurity Index. He appreciated Amrita’s efforts to train thousands of students and professionals across the country to build cybersecurity awareness and improve their skills.
Smt. Arundhati Bhattacharya on his speech on “Cybersecurity and Trust” mentioned the importance of building trust in the face of the growing increase in cyberattacks during the COVID pandemic. She reiterated Amrita’s initiative to organize the event as it has proven to be scalable and shows that it can reliably take students and young professionals into permanent high-skilled jobs related to cybersecurity.
Lieutenant General Dr. Rajesh’s Pants talked about the Cross-border cyberattacks on SaaS and other cloud platforms, ransomware attacks, vulnerability mapping and 0-day attacks. He said, “InCTF is another feather on Amrita’s cap, developed from 2010. CTF is a great platform to excite, nurture and showcase cybersecurity talent in the country.” Sri. Atanu Chakraborty delivered the keynote address focusing on cybersecurity and the challenges facing the financial and banking sectors.
Round tables on criticism Topics “Online Child Abuse – We Must and Can Stop It” and “Fighting Cybercrime” was discussed in depth to understand, deliberate and assess the demands of stakeholders in this issue – citizens, businesses and government in a changing working environment. The panelists were influencers from a variety of backgrounds and they shared their personal experiences and perspectives in the multiple roles they had held.
Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, During her remarks, the Director of the Amrita Center for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks said, “The great dream behind this conference is to inculcate a new generation of cybersecurity professionals to protect the world against a cyberpandemic and to preserve the future of India in the digital atmosphere. CTFs have grown in popularity with increased attendance each year. »
“Through this content and this conference, Amrita’s cybersecurity team aims to educate and promote a culture of online and technological safety and security,” said Mr. Vipin Pavithran, cybersecurity veteran and chief coordinator of the event.
Other prominent speakers at the event included Sri. Suvabrata Sinha, Chief Information Security Officer, NXP Semiconductors, Mr. Chris Caren, CEO, Turnitin, Mr. Joshua Brown, Vice President, Global Chief Information Security Officer, H&R Block; and Dr. Richard Chow, Academic and Scientific Research Manager, Intel.