Infosec Global 2017 a way to cyber security awareness – Block Chain is the way forward experts feels so

InfoSec Global 2017 - Kolkata Pic 3
InfoSec Global 2017 - Kolkata Pic 3

Kolkata, November 3, 2017:

InfoSec Global 2017 meet steps in to a maiden journey towards excellence in cyber security meet but already created a bubbling synergy among stakeholders dedicated to cyber security and working on a collaborative framework to blend users, manufacturers, police, government, providers, policy makers, law and law enforcement, prosecution and other respective stakeholders held a first of its kind much larger conference on Cyber Security in Eastern India entitled ‘InfoSec Global 2017’ .

‘InfoSec Global 2017’ saw the who’s who eminent personalities like Dr. Sanjay Bahl, Director General, Computer Emergency Response Team-India, Shri Bratya Basu, Hon’ble Minister of Information & Technology, Govt of West Bengal, Shri Debashis Sen, Additional Chief Secretary-IT, Govt of Bengal, Shri Rajeev Kumar, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Kolkata Police, Shri Vineet Goel, IPS, CISO-Govt. of Bengal, Shri Hari Kusurnakar,IPS, IPS, IPS .Additional Commissioner of Police (10), Kolkata Police, Col Inderjeet Singh, Ex —Director, Military Intelligence at Ministry of Defence, Govt Of India amongst others.

Among the ,attendees for the summit mostly the ClOs from Large Enterprise Level Corporate, BFSI professionals, CEOs/IT heads of mid-sized organizations where 15% was comprised of Government Officials, Cyber Security Experts, Cyber Law Experts, Policy makers and the remaining 15% will be filled up by start-ups and academia.

Anil P Kastuar of MD of Rank Consultancy a leading Video Intelligence corporate solution provider was prest with his team. Somnath Chatterjee,VP of HP,IT Head Haldia Petro Chemicals were among the people who actively participated the event to exchange the views on the topic.

Accurding to the statistics published by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), in 2015, among 31% internet users of total Indian population, 11592 numbers of cybercrime have been reported. In West Bengal, the figure is estimated to be around 1498 and NCRB states this is the number of only those villainies connected with attack or hacking of government websites.

Where out of estimated 462 million internet users 442 million accesses internet from mobile phone, it is high time to combat mobile security threat as well. While Apple and Android have made strides in creating more secure and robust operating systems to avoid hacks.

Infosec Foundation is planning to India’s first cyber security helpline number to assist and provide safety and solution to the citizens in the best possible way. The foundation is also working on developing a matrix on user awareness and susceptibility of users in internet and measure impact through their campaigns with various stakeholders in various geographies. 

During the press meet Shri Debashis Sen, Additional Chief Secretary-IT, Govt of Bengal insisted that like invention of zero changed the world of mathematics likewise Block Chain Technology is going to change the Cyber World to make it impossible for hacking and hope is rising with use of this technology other than financial solutions. He added that at present Rajarhat and Saltlake area for Land Records has been updated with this kind of solutions.

Even processed Food production can identify where the adulteration of food happens during the whole value chain.

IBG NEWS suggested that a proper input sector for the skilled manpower for cyber security and computer forensics is required and abolish the red tape delay implementing this security policies.

Dr. Sanjay Bahl, Director General, Computer Emergency Response Team-India, explained how national scenario is changing with all new policies and usage of digital India initiative, how the center of excellence are coming up to support Digital India.

Block Chain Technology
Block Chain Technology

A blockchain Technology– originally block chain – is a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. Each block typically contains a hash pointer as a link to a previous block, a timestamp and transaction data. By design, blockchains are inherently resistant to modification of the data.

A blockchain can serve as “an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way.” For use as a distributed ledger, a blockchain is typically managed by a peer-to-peer network collectively adhering to a protocol for validating new blocks. Once recorded, the data in any given block cannot be altered retroactively without the alteration of all subsequent blocks, which requires collusion of the network majority.

Blockchains are secure by design and are an example of a distributed computing system with high Byzantine fault tolerance. Decentralized consensus has therefore been achieved with a blockchain.This makes blockchains potentially suitable for the recording of events, medical records, and other records management activities, such as identity management, transaction processing, documenting provenance, or food traceability.

The first distributed blockchain was conceptualised in 2008 by an anonymous person or group known as Satoshi Nakamoto and implemented in 2009 as a core component of bitcoin where it serves as the public ledger for all transactions. The invention of the blockchain for bitcoin made it the first digital currency to solve the double spending problem without the need of a trusted authority or central server. The bitcoin design has been the inspiration for other applications.