National Workshop on Data Security and Cryptology

IIT Bhilai, in association with E&ICT Academy of IIT Guwahati, organised National Workshop on Data Security and Cryptology on May 27-29. The workshop featured the diverse perspectives of the government, industry as well as academia, on cybersecurity as useful in the Indian scenario. Modern cryptography provides data confidentiality and authentication, including data integrity, and non-repudiation to guarantee secure communication.

The event was inaugurated by Prof. Rajat Moona (Director, IIT Bhillai) along with Dr. Santosh Biswas (Head, Department of EECS, IIT Bhilai), Mr. Deepak Maheshawari (Head, Govt. Affairs in India, Symantec), Prof. C.E. Veni Madhavan (IISc.), Dr. Mridul Nandi and Prof. Bimal Roy (Indian Statistical Institute) on May 27th 2019.

Dr. Gulshan Rai, former national cybersecurity coordinator, GOI, talked on the nature of the digital revolution sweeping through the nation, and also on the future cybersecurity challenges.

Prof. Rajat Moona (Director, IIT Bhilai) led an exciting discussion on the EVM machines along with its strengths and robustness. There were also talks on cybersecurity policies, blockchains, including various state-of-the-art attack techniques used by the hackers and their countermeasures. Eminent cryptographers Prof. Bimal Roy and Prof. C.E. Veni Madhavan delivered keynote speeches at this workshop.

The 3-day national-level workshop had about 70 participants from various parts of the country, including 10 domain experts.

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