PSG iTech aids TN Students to explore Cyber-Security

As we all have started embracing digital technologies at a faster pace, the need to protect our critical systems and sensitive information from cyber threats has increased for all, and the need to enhance one’s knowledge in the cyber security domain has become paramount for students of Technology.

PSG iTech in association with IIT-Guwahati organized a one-day ISEA workshop on ‘IoT-Edge Ecosystem: A Security Perspective’ on 18.10.2021 (Monday).

Sanjay Kumar Vyas, Scientist ‘F’, Director, HRD, MeitY, Govt. of India, delivered the inaugural address and emphasised on creating awareness about cyber security among the people of India. He stated that the Govt. is keen in organizing boot camps, hackathons, and various competitions for students in developing fresh insights on cyber security.

During the workshop, Prof Sukumar Nandi, Senior Professor, IIT Guwahati spoke about the need for developing new insights and spreading awareness about information security. Also, he shed light upon the projects and PhD dissertations that focussed on information security and the need for future generations in spreading knowledge and awareness about data security among the members of society including kids and old age people.

John Jose, Assistant Professor, IIT Guwahati highlighted the opportunities waiting for the students and institutions in the field of information security and challenges in protecting confidential data.

Srikanth, Joint Director, C-DAC, Hyderabad threw light on various key requirements of an IoT application and the reasons for security vulnerabilities that are happening around the world with felicitous examples of such liabilities in IoT applications.

Ruchika Gupta, Post-Doctoral Fellow, IIT Guwahati started with a short and crisp glimpse on the paradigm from unicore to multicore. Then she enunciated the routing algorithm, a procedure to lay down routes to transfer data packets from source to destination.

Finally, a live interactive session with students is conducted by Sukumar Nandi and John Jose. More than 200 Students and Faculty members from various colleges of Tamil Nadu participated. The students raised several questions related to Internships and Project Positions in IITs. Prof. Nandi gave a lot of inputs on preparing for GATE Exam. Queries related to IoT, Edge Computing, Cloud Computing and Security were clarified by the resource persons.

Earlier, Chandramohan, Principal of the college delivered the presidential address and appreciated the Dept of CSE for organizing such need-based workshops for the student and faculty members. Mohanram, Secretary of the college offered felicitations and informed that self-reliance through knowledge, training, and awareness is the need of the hour.