Global meet on cyber security, law starts

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Feb 20, 2015-

The first CISCO International Conference on Cyber Security and Cyber Law kicked off on Friday. Organized by Information Technology Security Emergency Response Team Nepal (ITSERT-NP) in association with Subisu, the event aims to provide a creative and productive platform for professionals in the field of information and technology security and cyber law.

During the three-day event, IT expert and Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) representatives will share their experiences on cyber security incident response.

The meet will have seven sessions including on Fraud on Financial Inclusion and Payment Instrument, E-Governance and Secured Infrastructure, Digital Forensic Technique, Tools and Law, Certification on Information Security and Incident Handling. Likewise, New Trends on Information Security and Cyber Security and Cyber Law are the other areas for discussion. Diverse professionals, lawyers, security experts, students, government employees, enterprises, businessmen and IT specialists are participating in the conference.

The keynote speakers at the programme are Vivek Srivastava, head of security business for commercial vertical for India and SAARC region of CISCO India and Champika Wijayatunga, regional security stability and resiliency engagement manager of ICANN.

Other speakers include Michael Molsner from Kaspersky LB, Niel Pandya from ORACLE, Alok Gupta from Pyramid, Jose Kurian and David Feldman from PineApp, Prasun Srivastava from SafeNet, Vivek S Rana from InfoAssure Nepal and Bijay Limbu Senihang from Entrust Solutions Nepal, among others. Inaugurating the event, Birendra Mishra, director general of the Department of Information Technology, said that the government was planning to invest more to prevent cyber crime.

“With the growing number of users of information technology, cases of hacking have also become rampant these days and cyber crime has been spreading rapidly. So we have to spend more to address these issues,” he said. He added that Electronic Transaction Act 2008 should be amended to make it contextual and relevant.

Similarly, Rajan Raj Pant, president of ITSERT-NP, said that they were hopeful that the conference would provide a great opportunity to learn about current and future trends in cyber security and how to deal with attacks. “As we are facing different cyber security threats, cyber security and cyber law are very important these days. So we have organized this first of its kind conference in Nepal.”

Published: 21-02-2015 07:29

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