Kollam: A two-day conference on International Cyber Security and Policing conducted by the Kerala Police along with the Society for the Policing of Cyberspace and Information Security Research Association will be held at the Hotel Raviz here on Friday. The security and hacking conference, COCON, is aimed at providing a platform to discuss, showcase, educate, understand and spread awareness on the latest trends in information, cyber and hi-tech crimes. It also aims to provide a hand-shaking platform for various corporate, government organisations including the various investigation agencies, academia, research organisations and other industry leaders and players for better co-ordination in making the cyber world a better and safe place to be.
“As many as 22 ethical hackers will take part in the conference and their service will be used by the force on investigating cybercrimes in future. Over 100 police officers ranging from the rank of SPs to civil police officers will take part in the event based on their qualifications in information technology. 200 International dignitaries including those from the Federal Bureau of Investigation will take part in the meet. Awareness films on cyber security will also be made in future for the public,” Manoj Abraham, IG said.
Governor P. Sathasivam will inaugurate the conference at 10 am in which State Police Chief Loknath Behera and Additional Chief Secretary Nalini Netto will attend. The valedictory function on Saturday will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at 5 pm. The guest of honour will be UAE Deputy PM Sheik Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The conference will have speakers including Gulshan Rai, National Cyber-Security Coordinator; Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT; M. Sivsankar, Secretary to Chief Minister, Kerala and Aruna Bahuguna, Director, National Police Academy.