The Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) 2017, one of the world’s most prestigious conferences, held this year in New Delhi, India, attracted over 3,000 attendees from across the globe to learn from world leaders in cyber security. Attendees included industry and ministerial delegates and included Indian Prime Minister, the Honorable Narendra Modi, who inaugurated the conference. The GCCS event was held in accordance to his vision to transform India into a digitally empowered country.
Prime Minister Modi highlighted the importance of cyber security in his speech, which is one of the key points of the GCCS 2017. “The global community needs to approach the issue of cyber-security with confidence, as much as with resolve. Cyberspace technologies must remain an enabler for our people. The quest for an open and accessible internet often leads to vulnerability.”
The event revolved around the theme “Cyber4All” with four sub-themes, Cyber4InclusiveGrowth, Cyber4Digitalinclusion, Cyber4Security, and Cyber4Diplomacy.
Mr. Jay Bavisi, CEO, EC-Council Group, and Chairman of the Board, EC-Council University, moderated the panel discussion on the topic “Cyber Behaviour: Best Practices for Netizen”, on November 24, 2017. The panel speakers included: Mrs. Aanchal Gupta, Director, Facebook; Mr. Arvind Gupta, Founder, Digital India Foundation; Dr. C. Mohan, IBM Almaden Research Center; Dr. Dorit Dor, Vice President, Check Point Software Technologies; Prof. Jeanne Holm, Chief Technical Officer, City of Los Angeles; and Mr. Richard David Spearman, Director, Vodafone.
When asked to elaborate on the best practices that Facebook follows with regard to cybersecurity, Mrs. Aanchal Gupta discussed how Facebook celebrates Cyber Security Month every October. During October, Facebook security teams try to hack users using phishing e-mails and other attacks to test their employees’ cyber security awareness.
The discussion also covered issues like quick ways to determine that technology is used and not abused; various trending and emerging cyber practices for large citizen engagement strategies; and the advancement in technology for a hygienic cyberspace.
During the discussion, Jay Bavisi emphasized how “Compulsory cyber education from a very early stage (school level) is crucial as a foundation of cyber hygiene of a country.”
EC-Council has been the world’s leading information security certification body since the launch of their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), which created the ethical hacking industry in 2002. Since the launch of CEH, EC-Council has added industry-leading programs to their portfolio to cover all aspects of information security including EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), among others. EC-Council Foundation, the non-profit branch of EC-Council, created Global CyberLympics, the world’s first global hacking competition. EC-Council Foundation also hosts a suite of conferences across the US and around the world including Hacker Halted, Global CISO Forum, TakeDownCon, and CISO Summit.
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