Ranjit B Rai
The Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA) held a two day long conference on Digital Age & Cyber Space from 28th August 2018 in New Delhi in partnership with the Institute of Policy, Advocacy and Governance(IPAG) headquartered in Dhaka in Bangla Desh. The aim of the conference was to, “Maximise Benefits, Minimise Risks and Unleash Creativity”, of the cyber domain and was addressed by nine Indian cyber experts and many more from think tanks in USA, Belgium UK, Singapore and France.
The speakers engaged with a lively audience, which included companies that work on cyber security for institutions, and Government, and professional virus solution providers and hackers in industry who also work for National Security. Cyber is a new speciality and jobs are well paid as work in Cyber challenges the practitioners who are expected to re-interpret the existing models of enterprise security, and to think out of the box.
At the outset it is known that India unlike China, lacks a national Internet network with large server capacity to make firewalls, restrict Google and Gmail like services, and yet provide its citizen’s internet, like China does through its Weinbao like services. China has set up internal gateways for security with fusion centres for intelligence and has a large budget for cyber operations and an army of young hackers. Cyber operations are getting connected with artificial intelligence (AI) for automatic surveillance of threats. Continue reading