KL Deemed

Hyderabad, November 11th, 2022; KL Deemed to be a University, one of India’s leading universities, has recently organized a three-day international conference from November 10 to November 12. The three-day international conference on “Cyber Security Trends” was inaugurated by Guest of Honor Prof.Mohd Helmy Abd Wahab, Professor, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia and Chief Guest of Function Mr. Abhinav Gupta, Director, OPTUM, and other university officials.

The conference’s primary objective was to shed light on aspects of incident response management, with an emphasis on safeguarding high-risk businesses in India, such as the financial sector and those working with critical infrastructure. The goal of the event was to strengthen collaborations between researchers, vendors, and academia in order to share this platform and plan for the future. The conference gave attendees the opportunity to interact with major industry speakers, as well as a session from a convicted hacker, turned Whitehat. These conference presentations illustrated some real-life scenarios in which companies handled security incidents poorly, detailing the impact on their reputations.

Commenting on the same, Dr.G.Pardha Saradhi Varma, Vice Chancellor, KL Deemed to be University

said, “Cybersecurity is the new mantra of the digital world. One of the major security issues that India and the rest of the world are currently dealing with is cyberattacks. 90 percent of cyberattacks are the result of human error. Despite mistakes like downloading dangerous attachments, clicking on malicious links, entering personal information on a fake website, and using weak passwords, good cyber hygiene is a basic habit that can help us stay safe and secure online”.

Dr. Varma further added, “This International Conference was one way to learn about the trends for the best defense. Cybersecurity is a constant problem in today’s digital age, and this conference was one way that attendees learned to keep their organizations safe. The aim is to encourage and explore innovative ways to solve issues arising related to cybercrime”.

The conference had several keynote sessions by eminent speakers from different education fraternities such as Dr. Bhawna Rudra ( Cyber security, NITK), Dr. A Chandra Shekhar Rao ( Cyber Security, IIT, ISM, Dhanbad), Dr.Damodar Reddy EDLA (Cyber Analysis, NIT /GOA), Dr. P. Lalitha Suryakumari ( Cyber/Blockchain, KL Hyderabad), Dr.A.S.N.Chakravarthy (Digital Forensics, JNTU Vizianagaram), Dr.Chiranjeevi M (AI, KL.Hyderabad).

This conference covered various major areas related to cyber-attacks, some of the trending cyber security topics like Cloud Security, Surveillance, Intrusion Detection, Personal Identity, High-Risk industries, Ransomware, Mobile Security, IoT, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Data Science, DDoS, Encryption, Open Source & License Management, APTs, ID Management, Data Protection, Threat Intelligence, Incident Response, Cyber Terrorism, Hacktivism and many more were deliberated in the conference.

The conference was sponsored by the Scientific and Engineering Research Board (SERB). Through this Conference, the researchers, business partners, and the academic community shared a common platform to exchange information, engage with some prominent and experienced industry professionals and discussed challenges in navigating the essential role of organizations in handling security incidents and new ways to handle any kind of Cyber Crime. There were some well-known business speakers at the Conference who had a live session with a convicted hacker turned Whitehat.

By Sujata