India, Britain for cooperation on cyber security
Top experts from India and Britain recently discussed cyber security and online security, a pressing international issue demanding global cooperation. The discussions were part of a four-day workshop, which began on March 24 and has been jointly organised by Research Councils UK (RCUK) and India’s Department of Science and Technology, the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology-Delhi (IIIT-D), and Britain’s Science and Innovation Network (SIN), a press release said.
Cyber crime, privacy and security in online social media, human factors and usable security, risk identification and monitoring of systems and networks were among the topics discussed at the workshop. The world’s increased reliance on electronic systems means that cyber attacks are likely to have significant damaging consequences, said the release.
“We need a clearer understanding of our current and future vulnerabilities and the inadequacies of current approaches, along with innovative solutions to tackle the important challenges,” said RCUK Deputy Director Helen Bailey.