Cyber Security Landscape and the Urgent Need for Cyber Manpower Development

Speaker:  Sandeep K Shukla – Kanpur, India
Topic(s):  Architecture, Embedded Systems and Electronics, Robotics , Security and Privacy , Computational Theory, Algorithms and Mathematics

Abstract

Cyber Security is recognized as one of the most dangerous threats to our increasingly digital society and livelihood. Other than our reliance on smart phone, smart devices, medical implants, our most crucial critical infrastructures such as banking, financial trading, power systems, water and sewage system, manufacturing systems, cars, rail-roads, air traffic control -- are all computerized and dependent on network communication. The cyber security vulnerabilities are therefore common in such systems, but when the effect of a cyber attack spills over from the cyber side to the physical dynamics of such cyber-physical systems, the effect becomes wide spread. In  this talk, we discuss a number of such cyber attacks and their genesis from around the world, and explain how simple software of everyday use such as adobe reader, or android on our phones can have exploits that could bring on such attacks. We also explain the darkweb and its role in cyber criminal market place, and how cyber exploits are purchased and sold, pay-per-install services are used by deploying bot-nets, worms, and other vectors. We then go on to explain what different countries around the world are doing in technology development, framework and methodology development, and in policy space to guard against such attacks. One of the most crucial issue here is the development of cyber-security expertise, and man power. We discuss what is happening in that space as well. 

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  50
Duration:  60 minutes
Languages Available:  English
Last Updated: 

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