KOCHI: Over 120 speakers from 25 countries have descended on Kochi to deliberate upon the changing landscape of cyber challenges during the 12th edition of Cocon.
The two-day international annual conference on information security and hacking aims to connect the state to different nations and individuals across the globe on cyber security initiatives.
DGP Loknath Behra, while inaugurating the event said that though people expect cyberspace to be safe, it is not. He said the main aim of the conference was to improve cyber security measures by networking with cyber experts around the world.
“We need to think and innovate in this digital world. Man creating technology has now changed to technology creating man. Globally, India stands fourth in occupying cyberspace. The conference aims to ensure that enforcement agencies have control over cyber space to prevent cyber-crimes,” he said.
The Nodal Officer of the Kerala Police Cyberdome, ADGP Manoj Abraham, said the main mission of Cocon is to build a protection around digital space. “The main motto of this year’s Cocon is Child -Women Security and drones with focus on Darknet, where a large number of crimes originate. As part of the conference several exhibitions, hacking & robotics villages are organised,” he said.
The other prominent speakers who were present at the event include Dr Paul Vixie (founding member -ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee), who is the keynote speaker for the final day, Jon Rouse (detective inspector, Task-force Argos, Queensland Police Service, Australia), Guillermo Galarza (director, law enforcement training and technology), Ryan Sherstobitott (senior analyst, Major Campaign Advanced Threat Research McAfee USA), Robert Lipovsky (senior malware researcher, security intelligence team lead, ESET), among others.
The conference was organised by Information Security Research Association (ISRA) and Society for the Policing of Cyberspace (POLCYB), in association Kerala Police, IT Mission, ISACA and GTec....