A seminar on ‘Cyber
Security in the Context of Indian Navy’ was held on 17 November 2017 at Dr. DS
Kothari Auditorium, DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi by Directorate of Information
Warfare, Integrated Headquarters Ministry of Defence (Navy). Over 350 personnel
attended the seminar which included officers and sailors from various
directorates of IHQ MoD (Navy), Naval units in Delhi area and other Naval
stations, officers from sister services, civilian dignitaries and professionals
from cyber security industry, says an Indian Navy release.
In the inaugural session, Vice Admiral SN
Ghormade AVSM, NM, Director General Naval Operations welcomed the gathering and
presented the theme of the seminar. The Chief Guest of the event, Admiral Sunil
Lanba PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chief of the Naval Staff delivered the keynote address.
In his address, he shared his thoughts on cyber security and the challenges
faced by the Indian Navy in the domain. He also enunciated the importance of
responsible usage of social media and smart devices. A special address was also
delivered by Dr. Gulshan Rai, National Cyber Security Coordinator.
The seminar saw
distinguished speakers and practitioners from the Indian Navy sharing their
perspectives on Cyber Systems related to Military viz. ‘Achieving Information
Security for Military Embedded Systems’ and ‘Leveraging Cyber Operations for
Information Superiority in the Network Centric Battlefield’. Speakers also
deliberated upon issues such as ‘Cyber Security Challenges posed by Smart
phones and IOT Devices’ and ‘Implications of Social Media on Operations
The seminar provided a
platform for interaction and sharing of knowledge and experience in Cyber
security among the experts in the field. The seminar was of immense benefit to
all the participants especially those who are directly involved with the cyber
security of their respective organisations.