Cyber Security and Data Privacy
‘c0c0n 2018’ – International Cyber Security Conference ( Cocon 2018 )

Cyber Security and Data Privacy ‘c0c0n 2018’ – International Cyber Security Conference ( Cocon 2018 )

India’s Longest Running Conference Cyber Security and Data Privacy c0c0n 2018 cocon 2018 International Cyber Security Conference Hosted by Kerala Police IT Mission ISRA Cyber security conference at Kochi India

India’s Longest Running Conference is back on the theme of Cyber Security and Data Privacy - ‘c0c0n 2018’ – International Cyber Security Conference Hosted by Kerala Police, IT Mission and ISRA on 5th and 6th of October 2018 at Kochi

The Kerala Police proudly announce the hosting of 2 days “International Cyber Security Conference” titled c0c0n XI on the 5th and 6th of October 2018 at Hotel Hyatt, Kochi, Kerala. c0c0n, previously known as Cyber Safe, is an annual event, conducted as part of the International Information Security Day. Kerala Police will be playing the leading role in organizing a two day International Information Security Conference titled c0c0n XI, in association with POLCYB (The Society for the Policing of Cyberspace, was incorporated as a not-for-profit society in June 1999. Based in British Columbia, Canada, their goal is to enhance international partnerships among public and private professionals to prevent and combat crimes in cyberspace) and ISRA - (a registered non-profit organization, as part of Information Security Day 2016). Various technical, non-technical, legal and community events are organized as part of the program. The number of digital security incidents and cyber-crimes are increasing daily on a proportionate rate. The cyberspace is demanding more and more security professionals and controls to curb this never ending threat to information systems. c0c0n 2018, which is the 11th edition of this conference, is aimed at providing a platform to discuss and share new information and latest trends in cyber crimes, across the World.

c0c0n is aimed at providing a platform to discuss, showcase, educate, understand and spread awareness on the latest trends in information, cyber and hi-tech crimes. It also aims to provide a hand-shaking platform for various corporate, government organizations including the various investigation agencies, academia, research organizations and other industry leaders and players for better co-ordination in making the cyber world a better and safe place to be. Cyber crime is a new challenge to the global community, industry and the law enforcement. The anonymous nature of the Internet makes it an attractive medium to commit crimes and frauds. A crucial aspect of cyber crime is that it is not confined to any national boundary. So it is much more difficult to control the extent of criminal activity. Though cyber crime is on the rise and it is becoming a great matter of concern, there is still lack of awareness among the general public. Individuals are not coming forward to report such crimes either due to a lack of awareness or their perception that such crimes would not be given due importance. The current trends and evidence shows that cyber crime is likely to grow in extent and complexity as more and more people are using net services for various purposes. It is desirable that industry, law enforcement agencies and supporting groups come forward to empower and protect individuals and organizations from cyber crime and other online threats. Information Technology is one of the fastest growing industries in India today and is making an important contribution towards the economic development of the country. The increasing use of IT, brings with it new challenges and threats. Amongst the most significant is the security threat, including data theft, piracy, hacking, identity theft, violation of intellectual property rights, etc. Such cyber crimes are on the rise around the world, and India has no exception. Given the importance and potential of IT in India, there is a need for special efforts to fight these illegal activities.

Kerala Police has come forth with very strong Cyber Divisions and C0C0Ns, etc and the same has yielded good result in the Corporate and Banking field, especially in safe-guarding its online business transactions. This is where the importance of C0C0N comes in. The Kerala Police undertakes such initiatives for raising awareness about cyber crime among the users of internet, enforcement agencies and the Officers in Criminal Justice System. This will provide practical insights on how the cyber crimes get committed and the guilty get punished. The c0c0n Conference in coming years will continue to spread its area of orientation to local economy and to cover the other components of the enforcement system.

The emergence of “Kerala Police Cyber Dome”, Centre of Excellence for Kerala Police was the net result of inspiration accrued from previous c0c0n conferences. Cyber Dome is formed to meet the long term security challenges in the digital arena of the modern world, by bridging the gap between the latest changes and innovations in the cyber space and the skill set development of Kerala Police, in combating the emerging cyber threats. It is envisaged as a collaboration Centre for both the public and private fraternity to converge and share information, as well as resources, which will escalate the safety of our cyber space.

C0c0n serves as a premier international forum to highlight the importance of empowering citizens, business and government to improve their cyber security preparedness. Kerala Police is also proud to announce that it has won, five prestigious International and National recognitions/ Awards, for its unique initiative in the area of Cyber Security. Kerala Police Cyber dome has been selected for the prestigious -

  • Showcased Honoree in the Managerial Professional for an InfoSec Project Category for #ISLA Asia-Pacific 2018.
  • SKOCH Order-of-Merit
  • FICCI SMART Policing Awards 2018 in the category of Cyber Security
  • K7 MEDAL OF HONOUR 2018
  • Indian express technology sabha awards 2018

Kerala Police is constantly working to improve computer security as a whole, using “best practices” including user awareness of security issues, promoting the use of security tools and providing workshops and conferences. This will be a platform to discuss, showcase, educate, understand and spread awareness on the latest trends in information, cyber and hi-tech crimes. It also aims to provide a hand-shaking platform for various corporate, government organizations including the various investigation agencies, academia, research organizations and other industry leaders and players for better co-ordination in making the cyber world a better and safe place to be. By fostering the collaboration of the public and private sectors, our goal is to conceive new, innovative countermeasures against cyber security threats and crimes against women.

We sincerely hope that this path breaking endeavor is a pre cursor to a large revolution in the society’s war against cyber crimes and to ensure better and foolproof security for our Digital resources.

C0C0N Conference is specially designed for the IT Industry, Government Departments, Banking Institutions, Public Sector Undertakings, IT Companies and all Managerial institutions that have an IT Infrastructure, to make them aware of the latest threats in the Digital World and measures to keep one’s Data safe. The latest trending topics of Data privacy, Block Chains, Cyber Crimes, Cyber Warfare, IoT etc. will be discussed in great detail, during the conference.

C0C0N offers 3 different tracks this year. The first one is a General Track, where all the policy issues will be discussed. The second is a Technical Track and third is a Live Track where live demonstrations will be conducted on the use of various technologies, latest cyber crimes, hacking of Aeroplanes, hacking of Cars, Hacking through UAVs, etc. and these will be demonstrated, for making the delegates aware of all the dangers, that lurk in the bits and bytes of the net.

This year C0C0N will be attended by around 1500 delegates from 50 odd countries and the renowned Speakers from around the Globe like Dr. Gulshan Rai, Shri Ambassador Adam Blackwell, Smt. Besty Broder, Smt Bessie Pang and Smt. Cecilia Wallan will be speaking at the Conference. There will be a Pre- Conference Workshop on 3rd and 4th October on the trending topics, which will be taken by world renowned trainers in their respective feilds:

ARM Exploitation 101

  • Attacking & Auditing Docker Containers
  • Attack Weak Crypto Implementation
  • Building Real World Attack Monitoring Solution By the Elk Stack
  • Burp Suite for Web and Mobile Security Testing
  • Javascript for Pentesting the modern Application Stack
  • Secure Core Audit
  • Mobile App Exploitation

A modern exhibition of Cyber Security, Data privacy and Digital threats is also being organized along with the conference, where representatives from major IT companies in the World will be participating. The Keynote Speakers for the Conference includes Dr. Gulshan Rai, Chief Information Security Officer, PM’s Office and Ambassador Adam Blackwell, Chair, Meta Council on the Illicit Economy.

It is going to be one of the most useful, educative and vibrant conference, to be conducted in this part of the Globe. On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we invite all IT Savvy individuals, Companies, Organizations, to attend the Conference and be a part of the movement to make our Digital World safe and also to ensure Data protection and privacy.

Manoj Abraham IPS , Inspector General of Police (IG) and Nodal officer Kerala Police Cyberdome here said in a Press Release in Thiruvananthapuram Range

For participation, registration and conference details please visit https://is-ra.org/c0c0n/