Press Trust of India,
July 11, 2012
Two cyber security experts, who claimed to have cracked the security
code of IT systems involved in the discovery of 'God Particle', Monday
conducted training sessions for Indian government officials.
"The projections show there is going to be lot of manufacturing in the India. Lot of software will be involved in
it. We are here to create awareness among people on probable
vulnerabilities in the cyber system," ethical hacker Chris Russo told
Argentina-based Russo along with his colleague Fernando
Viacanel are both partners of IT security firm E2 Labs. The company in
arrangement with industry chamber Assocham has plans to conduct series
of technology exchange programmes on cyber security.
programme was attended by officials from Cabinet secretariat, National
Technical Research Organisation, Airforce, C-DAC, Income Tax Department,
Assam's AMTRON along with representatives from private sector entities,
Aircel and Cisco.
Russo said that three times he has been able to
find vulnerability in IT system of European Organisation for Nuclear
Research (CERN) that has been involved in discovery of 'God Particle' or
"Next era of wars is not going to be of bomb, gun
and shells. It will be lead by cyber warfare where most attack will be
on nation's secret data. The idea to conduct such program evolved after
seeing increase in cyber-attack on India," E2 Labs Managing Director
Zaki Qureshey said.
He said that E2 labs in arrangement with
Assocham will conduct more such technology exchange program by inviting
partnering with international cyber security experts.
been reports of website after websites - be it government, political and
others - being attacked by hackers. This is part of our efforts to
create a partnership between the industry and the government for
National Centre for Cyber Security," Senior Director Assocham Ajay
Sharma said talents required to be cyber security
experts are mostly available in people with an average age of below 30.
This should be also recognised by government, he added. "We have
recommended that government should form structure that can accommodate
industry to create a National Cyber Security Centre in partnership with
industry," Sharma said.
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