Friday, August 10, 2012

Seminar on Cyber Security at Panimalar College

Cyber Security workshop at Panimalar College, Chennai
Cyber security workshop

Panimalar Engineering College, Chennai organised a two days workshop on "Cyber Security" jointly with Cyber Society of India on 10th and 11th August 2012.  The workshop was inaugurated by K.  Srinivasan (Prime Point), President of Cyber Society of India on 10th August 2012. Engineering students, faculty members of their college and other colleges participated.

Inaugural function

Dr K. Mani, Principal of the College during his welcome speech expressed concern over the increasing cyber frauds.  Dr Sankara Gomathi, Dean emphasised the importance of creating awareness about the cyber security and cyber laws.

Inaugural speech by K. Srinivasan

While inaugurating the Workshop K. Srinivasan, President of the Cyber Society of India explained as to how the internet and online activities were on increase.  He said while the growing technology offered lot of advantages to manking, the same technology also posed greater challenges to the society.  He insisted that students and faculty members should spread awareness about the cyber challenges, so that the technology was used with greater care for the maximum advantage.  

He also appealed to youth to use the social media with responsibility.  "There is no absolute freedom for writing in social media.   Nobody can claim more freedom than allowed by the law", he cautioned the youngsters, so that they do not get caught by the cyber law implications. 

Student chapters in colleges

Srinivasan also announced that Cyber Society of India would encourage student chapters in every college, to enable  the students interact with external experts  and gain more knowledge.  For such student chapters, Cyber Society of India would provide all technical assistance.  He appealed to the representatives from other colleges to write to, if they were willing to start a student chapter in their colleges.  He said that this should be volunteers based without any membership fee.

Principal of Panimalar College also assured that they would soon start a student chapter in their college, so that the students could organise quiz, seminars, present papers on cyber related issues.

Dr. S Kannan, Head of the Department of ECE propsed vote of thanks.

About the workshop

Two days programme include discussions on cyber law, cyber security, testing technologies, Credit cards/ATMs related issues, implications of cyber crimes, data security in cloud computing, cyber crime investigation, virus meance, etc.  

Experts from Cyber Society of India Mr V Rajendran, Mr J Prasanna, Mr Shanker Kumar, Mr S N Ravichandran. Dr B Muthukumaran, Mr N Ramamurthy, Mr Kapaleeswaran and Mr R Ramamurthy share their views on different topics.

Dr Sankara Gomathi, Dean is personally coordinating the organisation of this workshop.  Please see some of the pictures taken during the inauguration.


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