Hyderabad Security Cluster launches Hague India Summer School

Rolls out The Hague India Cyber Security Summer School, a five-day programme conducted in Hague and Hyderabad simultaneously

By Author  |  Published: 8th Jul 2018  12:10 amUpdated: 8th Jul 2018  12:37 am
Hyderabad Security Cluster
Programme will give insights into internet of things, critical infrastructure and artificial intelligence.

Hyderabad: Hyderabad Security Cluster (HSC), a unique initiative bringing together synergies in industry, academia and government is rolling out its first joint initiative with Hage Security Delta (HSD), world’s largest security cluster in Netherlands, in the form of The Hague India Cyber Security Summer School from July 9 to 13.

The programme is being jointly organised by IIIT Hyderabad, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, E2Labs, the NALSAR University of Law, SkillCube, KrypC, The Hague University of Applied Sciences and the Municipality of The Hague (the Netherlands).

The Hague India Cyber Security Summer School offers a five-day cyber security programme taught by high-level experts and professionals in the field. With organising partners such as IIIT Hyderabad, E2Labs, SkillCube, KrypC and many more, and with lectures by among others NATO C&I Agency (NCIA) and the NALSAR University of Law & JNTU this summer school is a unique opportunity for PHD / Masters / B. Tech students.

HSC founding member Dr Zaki Qureshey told Telangana Today, “The first edition will take place from July 9 to July 13. About 30 students will be able to participate in The Hague (the Netherlands) while over 40 will participate in Hyderabad. Students participating in The Hague (the Netherlands) will mostly spend their time at The Hague Security Delta (HSD), the largest security cluster in Europe.

During the summer school, PHD / Masters / B. Tech students (and legal professionals, law students and law teachers) will extensively learn about various issues related to cyber security, such as the latest developments and cutting edge contemporary cyber security technologies.

Cyber security is a major global challenge because of the growing number of cyber-attacks and incidents which threaten individuals, businesses and States. Besides being a global threat, cyber security is also pertinent to the Indian context. Demonetisation, Aadhaar, and increasing internet access have enhanced the digital interface. These are just some examples, but India is turning into a digital society, for which cyber security will be extremely relevant in the days to come. The summer school also takes place against the background of the increased cooperation between the Municipality of The Hague (the Netherlands) and India.

Qureshey informed, “The lectures will cover topics such as state of cyber security, cyber trends; cyber ethics, cyber forensics, artificial intelligence in security, NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), CA talk, blockchain; privacy and security in online social media; APT / Checkpoint, breach case studies & investigations ending with closing plenary.”

Setting the context, he said, Indian PM And Dutch PM jointly addressed the creation of HSC and its importance. The same day European Union GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) was enacted. The first initiative of HSC is coming in the form of The Hague India Summer School.”

Government of Telangana has sponsored two students each from IIT-Hyderabad, NALSAR University and JNTU. Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao and IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan had been handholding the organisers in the conduct of this programme and extended the needed support, he added.

The Summer School will broadly include internet of things, critical Infrastructure, artificial intelligence besides creating a platform for awareness, networking, and enhancing understanding of complexity and interdisciplinary requirements of the cyber domain.

The programme has been created to involve recent cyber trends, understanding the need for security by design and privacy by design, data protection, understanding the concept of variants in software development for big data analytics and cyber vulnerabilities.

Qureshey said, going forward, “We intend to roll out more such programmes across tier-1 and tier-2 cities of India. The idea is to train cyber warriors across the country.”