Department of CSE & IT, The NorthCap University through the courtesy of Prof. Amitava Sen Gupta invited Dr Gulshan Rai, the first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Prime Minister Office, India on 17 November 2016 to deliver a special lecture. Prior to this, he was working as Director General, CERT-In (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) and Group Coordinator of E-Security and Cyber Law Division in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
Dr Rai addressed the faculty and students about the Digital Revolution and its impact on Internet and Cyber Security. Dr Rai explained the Indian Cyber Space, what it constitutes and importance of Cyber Security in Cyber Space. He also discussed how criminals use malware (customize software in order to perform malicious activities) to hack systems and commit various frauds. Further, hestressed upon the importance of preparing the student’s workforce in the field of Cyber Security to caterto the ever increasing demand of Cyber Security Experts in our country and aboard.
Dr Rai appreciated the University’s efforts for running an MTech programme with specialization in Cyber Security but suggested that more needs to be done in this direction by collaborating with industries and Government organizations. The faculty and students actively participated in the interactive session with Dr Rai who promised to make a second longer visit sometime in the near future.